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Why We All Ought To Be Homeschooling Families

homeschooling kids

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. One thing I’ve been wondering is what would happen in our homes, our schools, our communities, or in our country if all families became homeschooling families? As a family, we are constantly evaluating the educational opportunities we are providing our own children. I always tell people it’s… Read More Here

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The Heart of Hospitality

Hospitality defined

It has been a very busy month for my family and for me. For a while during this busy season I found myself stressed and trying to do everything for everyone all the time. I started to feel burnt out. And my kids started saying things like, “Mom, I just want you to spend more… Read More Here

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Front Cover of BEE Book Take Home Folder for students

In just a little while this morning I'll be gathering with my colleagues in the media center of the elementary school where I work as we gear up for another academic year with students. The place will be a buzz with friends catching up on summer news, veteran staff welcoming the newcomers, and everyone working together… Read More Here

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

If you're like me at all, then you've no doubt been in the same position I've been in plenty of times. It's after 5PM, I've just begun prepping dinner, and I realize I am completely out of an essential ingredient (In this case I needed an envelope of taco seasoning). Oh stink! Usually my first… Read More Here

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Glazed Lemon Poke Cake

Glazed Lemon Poke Cake

As most other blog authors, I've been checking Google Analytics often to see how many people are visiting Practical MOMents daily, how visitors are finding Practical MOMents, and what content is the most popular with readers. I've been shocked at the number of people who have read and enjoyed the recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter… Read More Here

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What Parents Really Want Teachers to Know

what parents want teachers to know

Another school year is upon us. You no doubt have hopes and dreams for the upcoming year as do the children who will be in your care for several hours a day. As a family we’d like to learn more about them. At the same time we’re learning about your plans for the school year… Read More Here

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Caramel Pecan Sweet Rolls for Busy Moms

caramel pecan sweet rolls

I think just about everyone likes to wake up in morning to the smell of cinnamon-filled rolls dripping with the oh, so sweet smell of caramel and pecans. I know I sure do. That delightful smell is often our wake up call on Sunday mornings at Peter’s parents’ home (along with Gourmet Scrambled Eggs) when… Read More Here

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Sandwiches

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Sandwiches

I'm assuming that just about everyone enjoys eating chocolate and peanut butter together as much as I do. Unless, of course, you are allergic to one or the other. In which case I apologize now because you are not going to be able to enjoy my new favorite sandwich. I'm thankful I don't have any… Read More Here

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How to Remove Stains from Stoneware Dishes

how to remove stains from stoneware plates

Today is Monday. On Mondays during the summer I help some friends of ours by watching their 3 children while they work. So, usually on Mondays I have 7 children ages 7 and younger to keep me busy. And it's actually pretty fun! My kids have a built-in play date every Monday. They love it… Read More Here

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How to Choose a Safe Sunscreen for Your Family

You know that saying, "Ignorance is bliss?" Well it's true. Because once I learn the truth about something it weighs on my mind until I do something about it. In this case, I've been learning the truth about sunscreen. Sunscreen can be helpful in protecting us from the sun's harmful rays. BUT, sunscreen can also… Read More Here

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