The following post is from Amanda Bacon: For years I’ve been trying to figure out how to find some real and tangible moments in the middle of the day when no one needs me. When life and kids and school is swirling, this can feel like a futile effort. Usually I simply chalk it up to this being a season that will someday pass. And… Read More
The following post is from Amanda Bacon: Amanda Bacon is the mother of eight kids, ages two to thirteen. You can find her blogging about faith and motherhood at www.amandabacon.com and she is also the co-creator of the brand-new website and podcast for moms, The Masterpiece Mom. She has a love for adoption, homeschooling, and encouraging women through her writing. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
The following post is from Amanda Bacon Homeschooling in the middle of a major life change, such as adoption, can be intense — especially if the new child is of school-age. In light of this, let’s give each other permission to slow down. To take a step back from our traditional methods for a time and center our minds… Read More
The following post is from Amanda Bacon: If you homeschool, chances are that going against the grain is part of your nature. Eyebrow raises, puzzled looks, and the shaking of heads doesn’t shake your resolve. You’ve thoughtfully and prayerfully made this decision to teach your children at home, wanting the best for your kids. You aren’t making a statement about their kids, just yours. I’ve… Read More
The following post is from Amanda Bacon “Hey, I was thinking we should just continue to homeschool through the summer,” says the man I married eight children ago. I blink long and hard, hoping that when I open my eyes, I’ll hear a sly, “April Fools!” or ” Ha! I’m totally kidding.” Because this man knows me. He knows I… Read More
The following post is from Amanda Bacon: As a devoted Anne of Green Gables fan, I can’t help but smile when I think about Anne. I love the books, the movies, Prince Edward Island, the trouble she gets herself into, the clothing, and the unintentionally wise or hilarious things she says. I often feel like Anne, bounding from one scrape to the… Read More