Let Your Child’s Latest Passion Prompt Time Together 

By: Martianne Stanger  Helmet on. Excitement stoked. New obstacles ready to be conquered.  Love, caution, yet encouragement pouring out.  This has been my husband. “You did it!”  This has been me shouting out about my son’s victory while snapping photos of his bike and skateboard exploits.  Honestly, I never thought I’d be one to hang at skate … More Let Your Child’s Latest Passion Prompt Time Together 

Why Would You Go to a Funeral of Someone You Never Knew in Life

By: Martianne Stanger This past year, my children and I did an odd thing: We went to the funeral of someone we never knew when she was living. Being 2020, it was just a quick, socially-distant, outside, graveside service. In fact, it took us longer to get to than it did to honor and pray … More Why Would You Go to a Funeral of Someone You Never Knew in Life

Let the Swiss Family Robinson Inspire Your Summer

By: Martianne Stanger  Summer time. Adventure. Magical moments.  These things just seem to go together don’t they?  Add a little inspiration into the mix, and the delight of longer summer days only grows.  Case in point for our family was the summer of 2014, which I also call our Swiss Family Robinson summer.  No, our family was … More Let the Swiss Family Robinson Inspire Your Summer

What’s One of the Most Important Things to Teach Your Children?

By: Martianne Stanger As a long-time homeschooler, people often ask me what I think is one of the most important things to teach children. Without question, a term I borrowed years ago from Montessori-style schooling is my answer: Practical LIfe Skills! The one thing I am the most happy that I continue to teach my … More What’s One of the Most Important Things to Teach Your Children?