Tag Archives: Life Skills

Living and Learning in Peru

Well, the big adventure is underway, and we’re reporting live from northern Peru, where our family will be living for the foreseeable future. So far we’ve survived an earthquake in neighboring Ecuador, mal agua, unseasonable heat, unprecedented precipitation (flooding both inside and outside the house), and severe sunburn, and we’re still here to talk about […]

Kids Today, Teens Tomorrow

Today as you homeschool your little kids, you are educating your teenagers of tomorrow. During those needy, labor-intensive little-kid days, it’s hard to see the distant teenage years. In fact, thinking back on all that time and effort I put in—most of which my children don’t even remember now—I’m tempted to think that it wasn’t […]

Reality: Escape It or Embrace It

Our household frequently encounters the notions of expectations, reality, and contentment with circumstances. When my kids complain about boredom, excessive chores, exorbitant school work, and insufficient play time, I feel tempted to lecture them about their lack of gratitude, remind them how blessed they are, and instruct them how they ought to rise above minor […]