Some thoughts on patience.

Uncategorized, Virtue Reflections

Today my thoughts are about patience. Haha. My first thought is that patience is one of those words that instantly makes people feel guilty. Well, not today. Today, we are going to love it. Hopefully. You’ve encountered the beauty of patience if you’ve ever gotten up before dawn with a baby, stayed up late to listen […]

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Some thoughts on patience.


Uncategorized, Virtue Reflections

Today my thoughts are about patience. Haha. My first thought is that patience is one of those words that instantly makes people feel guilty. Well, not today. Today, we are going to love it. Hopefully. You’ve encountered the beauty of patience if you’ve ever gotten up before dawn with a baby, stayed up late to listen […]

November 28, 2017

The Butterfly Review


Resource Lists and Reviews

Every life has a story, and every story has a moral. Stories that teach virtue are beautiful to me; they present character in a non-lecturing fashion that inspires rather than enforces. they can open countless discussions about character and how it works in real life, they can model character and the consequences of not having it, they can […]

February 19, 2017

Teaching Small Acts of Kindness


How-To Guides, Virtue Reflections

“Thank you!”  “Can I help you with that?”  “I love your art project!” It is pretty amazing that these are the words of first graders. What is even more amazing is that they are choosing to use these words without prompting. As a mother of two grown children, a public school teacher for 22 years, […]

February 18, 2017

Start Their Day with Kindness


How-To Guides, Virtue Reflections

Kindness in the classroom is so important to me. Here are some tips that have helped me lead my students there every day. It all starts with with a morning meeting (The Morning Meeting Book by Roxann Kriete and Carol Davis). Our morning meeting encourages unity, and when students feel united they treat each other […]

February 12, 2017

Breaking BOSSY (Teaching Kids to Lead)


How-To Guides

I was not the first born in my family, but I was the first girl, and needless to say, I had a great affection for running the household. One of my special skills was making chores fun so my siblings would agree to do them with me (Or for me? Maybe. Sometimes.) I adored my little […]

February 7, 2017

Prayer Jars


How-To Guides, Parenting with Faith

I couldn’t survive this life without God. I know He is real, present, and active in my life. I want my kids to develop the skill of asking Him for help, and watching for the miracles He does in ordinary life…then thanking Him well. I was homeschooled when I was a child and we had […]

February 7, 2017

Kindness Leads


Virtue Reflections

  The minute I saw her I was wary. I was just a girl walking into the hallway of my kindergarten class, getting my daily folder out of my cubbie. She was new. A petite girl with lots of curly blond hair, smiling and chatting with my best friend. I suddenly saw my plan of spending recess […]

February 6, 2017