Regular readers have noticed that I haven’t posted any new content on this site for several months. I have known for a few years now that big changes were in store for our family, and I knew that God was preparing my heart for them. This summer, the changes came pouring down! For starters, we moved ourselves to a new town – no small task with 4 children! We enrolled our older 2 children into school for the first time – ever. My dad is fighting major cancer and I’ve decided to go back to school full-time next fall. Our summer was packed with baseball, swimming, weddings, and so on.
I have several posts in my mind that I want to add to this site, but they will have to keep waiting until things settle down around here a bit. In the meantime, I extend an invitation to all guest bloggers wanting to share ideas or resources that you are loving as we begin this new school year. Drop me a note and we’ll talk details.
As a Montessorian who is well aware of the effect that our home environments have on young children, I have tried to put a lot of thought into the set-up of our new home, which is vastly different from the last house we lived in. My only daughter has her own bedroom for the first time, and my artistic mother-in-law arrived with paints in hand, ready to paint anything requested on the bedroom walls, to make them feel like her own. First request was a huge rainbow with a pot of gold at the end! This was followed by requests for flowers, a snail, some ants, a ladybug, and some clouds. As the mural went up, all of my children sat watching in awe.
It didn’t take long for my daughter to fall in love with her new room. I hope to get back to posting more regularly soon!