There is nothing more "Perfectly Backwards" than the lost art of the family meal. Can we just park here for a minute? I want to acknowledge that some of us may not have such fond memories of family dinner. Maybe that seemed like the most tense part of the day, maybe it often was met… Continue reading Making Time For Family Dinner
Ugh...I remember so vividly the horrors of middle school. Bad haircuts, boy crushes, and zero self confidence. I didn't sleep for days after being teased about my knock off designer jeans and my target brand patent leather tennis shoes with the black lace ties. Not to mention the fact that I never knew if I… Continue reading Middle School Is Hard Enough
What age do you think is appropriate for a child to have a cell phone? I like to think of this blog as a place where us mamas can sit down over a cup of coffee and ask the hard questions...like this one. If you have school age kids, and you have mama friends, you… Continue reading Is My Elementary Schooler Ready For a Cell Phone?
I know all too well the tailspin that ensues when you are seriously pondering the idea of homeschooling your children. So many questions, so many worries, and where will we find the time to take this on? Take a deep breath, and remind yourself that as of 2016, more than 1.7 million children in the… Continue reading 5 Things To Do NOW If You’re Thinking About Homeschooling
We had a birthday last week in our house! Angel boy turned 12 years old, which means we have officially spent just as many birthdays with him as without. He was still at his first foster home on his 7th birthday, but that was the day I came home from his birthday party thinking "that… Continue reading Hospitality At Home
Our most "backwards" decision to date by far, was the choice to home-school 2 of our kids. I have always been the mom that thought it was a great concept, but never thought I had the wiring to make a good home-school mom. Not patient enough, smart enough, and let's be honest...too selfish. I enjoyed… Continue reading Our Backwards Decision To Homeschool
Have you ever found yourself looking at your kids, wondering how they have managed to become such lovely people? I’m not talking about simply growing up … I’m talking straight up, how on EARTH have they turned out not just normal…but lovely. Kind. Compassionate. Loving. Sure, they have equally not so lovely sides as well, but… Continue reading Grace Fills the Gaps