Our Little People nativity is one of my favoritest things ever.
Every child of mine has enjoyed lining Little People in a row on the edge of a table.
One of Mark's colleagues once came up to me after Christmas and asked me if any of my kids got something from Fisher-Price for Christmas. "It's a sad day when no one gets something from Fisher-Price," he told me.
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. Luke 6:38
Bibliophilic mother of six
~ Trading the bloom of youth and the veneer of order for a full life. ~ Dreaming of one day writing the Great American Novel and becoming a yogi. ~ Striving to float above fatigue, impatience, pettiness, and overscheduling to glide above the treetops.
One of the best things I got from my mother is the view that family issues can be analyzed and addressed in a systematic way. Electric bill too high? Introduce a light-turning-off contest. Kids bickering too much in the van? Plaster the sea...
This poor book (in the edition I read) doesn't know about cell phones. But overall, a great overview of teen issues and a level-headed, warm approach to maintaining communication and limits. Recommended.
Interesting retelling of Genesis. I don't *adore* it like some people apparently do. But I'll tell you this: The practice of all the women isolating themselves in a red tent to tell stories, eat treats, and give each other massages for thre...
I began reading Alexa's blog just before she brought her preemie from the NICU. I was immediately taken by her mix of deep-hearted vulnerability and irreverent humor. Plus this girl can turn a phrase like a dreidel. (Favorite example, which...