One definition of a·vail·a·ble according to Webster is “present or ready for immediate use.”  The disciples that Jesus called were available.  When He called them, they came without reservation or excuse.  They followed “immediately” and “at once.” (Matthew 4:18-22). Patrick and I have always claimed that we wanted to be available.  We didn’t want to walk […]

Lenten Chain Crosses

If you’ve been reading along for a while, you know we are pretty fanatical about our Christmas chain.  It occurred to me today that we have been really bad as a family about counting down to Easter.  I was remembering a conversation I had with PJ in December about which was more important–Christmas or Easter.  […]

Love B-I-N-G-O

Valentine’s Day approaches.  Normally, I try to make a concerted effort to ignore this over-commercialized, Hallmarked holiday.  However, this year, I stumbled across an activity I couldn’t pass up and it just so happens to fit February’s love theme. The idea grew from an activity that Focus’ Thriving Family website promoted–LOVE BINGO.  They recommended reading […]

Reason #128: why i love our kids' school

They’re super-sibling-friendly. I love being the idea of being able to be with my kids full time.  Since I do not work outside of our home, I can be available for lunch duty, chaperoning, and to see the kids’ school presentations.  Since only one kid is in school full time, being “available” can get interesting.  […]

Christmas Preschool Activity 2

I know I posted a couple weeks ago and seemed to promise more Christmas Preschool Activities.  Well here’s another one.  Will there be more?  Your guess is as good as mine at this point. Anyway, you just need a printout of 5 Christmas trees labelled with the numbers 1 to 5 respectively.  If you’re not […]

Christmas Preschool Activities

In an effort to encourage Ty in his speech, language, and overall development, I’ve been trying (keyword) to do some basic activities with him.  Here’s an example.  It’s short and sweet with a beginning and an end and a holiday theme to boot 🙂 Print out the template by clicking the picture above.  Gather a […]

5 Little Pumpkins

Even though I’ve switched to mostly digital scrapbooking, I was still pretty excited when BzzAgent sent me an invite to try out some Elmer’s Craftbond and X-ACTO products.  I’ve been trying to do some preschool activities with Ty so I figured I’d kill two birds with one stone. What we used: X-ACTO zig zag scissors […]