Mamas and Daughters and Egg Money

Evidently we English speakers like to talk about eggs. We have “nest eggs,” we “egg people on,” we “get egg on our faces,” and we save our “egg money” for fun purchases. I just returned home from a fun and rejuvenating girls’ weekend at a state park in southern Tennessee. We five spent the weekend talking, […]

The LBJ Ranch, A Place to Call Home

As we traveled between San Angelo and Austin, Texas, last Tuesday, Ray was excited to see on our atlas that we would be passing close by the LBJ Ranch at Stonewall, Texas. Anyone paying attention to the news in the 1960s knew immediately who LBJ was; but for those of you too young to know, […]

Tender Teddy

For the last few days, I have been working on a new presentation for homeschooling parents. The title is: “Homeschooling — The Making of Teddy Roosevelt.” I am scheduled to present it at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday at the Great Homeschool Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. I first became fascinated with our 26th president when […]

Hands On and Hands Up Parenting

A mother of grown children talked to me recently about physical parenting and spiritual parenting. Though her days of physically parenting her children (fixing their meals, washing their clothes, putting bandages on their knees and such) is behind her, spiritual parenting is becoming increasingly important. By spiritual parenting, she meant praying for her children. I […]