Tag: quality time

God Gave Me Five

Today’s five minute friday prompt is “five”. Funny, the first thing I thought of when I saw the prompt was the children’s song “Five Little Indians”. Anyone know it? “one little, two little, three little indians…” Instead of singing the song to you, I thought I’d tell you about my five little blessings. After a […]

How do You Measure Success?

Today’s five minute friday prompt is “measure” So, I ask you, in today’s crazy world of comparison traps, how do you personally measure success? I think it will look different for each of us, right? My life is different than yours and my situations are unique to me. As a homeschooling mom I am often […]

To Just be in this Moment

Today’s five minute friday word is “just”. When I saw today’s word, the first thing that came to mind was “just breathe”. Many of you know that I struggle with anxiety since Rebekah’s accident. The dark fears and “what ifs” are my constant companions. The only way I know to combat this thinking is to […]

When You Want to Run Away- Do!

Raise your hand if you have ever felt like running away. For months after Rebekah’s accident, we considered selling the house and moving. I would mention it to people and was always met with the same sympathetic nod and “you know you can’t run away from grief”. I know I am not alone!  Stress, frustration, […]

Who Will Pick Me Strawberries?

 Spring has FINALLY arrived for good now.  The mud has dried up and the grass is green in places where the sun hits the most.  The kids are on the look out for the first dandelions and the robins spend their mornings in my freshly tilled garden. I have been cleaning the dead remains from […]

How a Family Christmas Vacation Helped our Grief

I knew our first Christmas without Rebekah would be difficult.  I had no idea what that actually meant, but in anticipation of needing to get away, we booked a couple nights at a large resort several hours from our home.  A Christmas vacation to look forward to and focus on just us might help.  This […]

Loving My Opposite Child

  We have the same blond hair and blue eyes.  We have the same strong independent spirit, fierce stubbornness, and annoying bossiness, but that is where the similarities end. Loving My Opposite Child She is a girl of extremes, all sunshine and rainbows or all thunder and storm clouds.  I take a more middle of […]

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Hello! I'm Heather and this is Baby Joel, the youngest of five. At Lessons from Home you will find encouragement for your parenting and homeschooling journey. Healing from loss is also a major part of this blog as my family struggles through grief and brokenness at the loss of my beautiful 8 year old daughter.
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