Join Blog Contributor Christel as she discusses how to calm the chaos with five easy steps to establishing independent play! After baby number 7, our house became a little bit crazier. The added blessing significantly altered the structure and routine we all had grown accustomed to. Our little guy also was constantly entertained by his… Continue reading Calming the Chaos: 5 Steps to Establishing Independent Play
Okay, so I wasn't going to jump on the "my word for the year is ____________" bandwagon, but then I thought, "Why not?" There is something to be said about choosing a word (or two) to be your power word(s) for the year. Before choosing an actual word I threw around the thought that this… Continue reading What’s So Important About Choosing a Word for the Year?
I have 2 kiddos. Both teens. I love them both to pieces, but it seems my daughter, Hannah, my oldest, has stolen my heart this Mother’s Day season. She is beautiful and smart and funny and adorable and fun to be around and well… she is mine. I hear many people these days describe parenthood… Continue reading Learning As I Go (+ FREEBIE)
I know that we are just starting into the spring months and Thanksgiving is a couple of seasons away but I feel in my spirit that this story needs to be shared now. So let’s dig in, shall we? One Thanksgiving morning I entered the kitchen to start preparing everything so we could head to… Continue reading The Green Bean Episode
I recently read a quote by Henry David Thoreau that said, “It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” Wow, that hit home with me. I am a mom of four girls. I homeschool the kids. I work from home. I blog (www.embracingthehour.com). I… Continue reading Embrace the Hour Because You Never Know What Surprises Will Happen