I love to hear my children praise each other, but too often I hear criticism.  I think that is normal when people live in the same home! One thing that has worked for us is to have Praising Contests.  We certainly still have bickering and criticism, but hopefully it helps the atmosphere of our home to at least have a praise once in a while from a sibling! We have a laminated page on the fridge that says: Micah:__
This is our current chore system; but it’s always changing.   Before breakfast: Matt cleans the dining room Beth cleans the living room Grace cleans the stairs to the girls’ room Josh cleans the boys’ room and gets the other boys to clean up their stuff in there Hannah cleans the girls’ room   Before lunch in the summer or before dinner in school year the kids do their “chore
“His B.A. Was Only $8k: Quick, Fun, College For Ages 12 to 99 Years” is now available in a paperback version as well as the ebook form on Amazon!In His B.A. Was Only $8k I explain in detail how Micah my son received his Bachelor’s from home at the age of 16, and how you can do the same. Here is the book description: Using humor, interesting stories, and an off-the-wall writing style, author Ka
I emailed my good friend with questions about digestion problems I have been having, and she had some great ideas.Q: I have been having some issues with my digestion lately, and I wondered what you recommend.  I have trouble when I eat foods high in fat, even good fat.  Also beans and sugar are giving me trouble.  Ox bile capsules?  Enzymes?  A-F betafood? I have been taking HCL before problematic foo
Question:I was wondering if you had any advice about how to get my 3 1/2 year old boy to sleep for a nap when he’s really keyed up? Like… say when he comes back from going into town (always exciting for him) or if we do anything different. Sometimes it takes him an entire hour to wind down and actually close his eyes and go to sleep. He gets *so* wound up that he is almost hyper, and nothing I
Q:  My son seems to always identify with Goliath instead of David.  Why does he want to play that he is a “bad guy”? A: All of my boys have gone through that stage of being obsessed with Goliath and bad guys.  It has usually been a really long stage, I am sorry to say!  My 7-year-old is reeeeeeally into it right now. None of my boys could understand that Goliath LOST the battle.  He was just bigg
I just found this article that says magnesium and vitamin E may be helpful for migraines that ladies have: http://www.relieve-migraine-headache.com/HeadWay-menstrual-migraine.html There are lots of other good articles about other kinds of migraines on that site, too.
This is from a friend of mine that has just had bad varicose veins during her pregnancy. Oh, I have come to live with my varicose veins. Veins have swelled where I didn’t even know I had veins and my legs are so purple they look like an 80 year old’s. But, the Lord is good. That has really been my only problem this pregnancy so I really have nothing to complain about. I will tell you what has been the g
You can get discounts if you do a search for ACE rather than purchasing it directly from School of Tomorrow, because you can order it from a warehouse, not from the publisher.  I have done that before and gotten old versions of the curriculum.  The new versions are better, though, so I might not do that again. BUT it might not matter for first grade.   It was the older grades that I didn’t like the former
We all (including our 1 yr. old) take 1 teaspoon of cod liver oil every day.   Well, when I remember and make sure it all happens, which is not always! Anyway, it has helped us so much with fighting sicknesses and other things.  I know it sounds disgusting, but I actually look forward to it now that I’m used it.  We get the lemon-flavored Nordic Naturals Arctic Cod Liver Oil, and it doesn’t taste fis
Many of you have heard about how my son Micah got his Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences by the time he was 16. The way he did college is:cheaper more protected from the world quicker more flexible.Micah’s entire degree only cost $8,000.  God was so good! Now Micah is getting a Master of Arts in Theological Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, all online.  It is a very conservative semin