Imperfect Family Life

Imperfect Family Life

Imperfect Family Life by Charlotte Siems One thing that’s true for all families is that life isn’t perfect. We can’t smooth everything out as easily as ironing a shirt. Work schedules, financial pressures, issues with children and much more require decisions on the part of parents. Those decisions relate not only to adjustments and working…

Swimming in Clothes

Swimming in Clothes

The hot sun shone brightly, reflecting on the warm sand.  Sitting comfortably in a half-chair, feet burrowed in the powdery sand, I tried to concentrate on my book. Glancing frequently towards the water to keep track of the swimmers being tossed by the waves, my attention was divided.  The sun grew hotter, and even the…

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Actually it’s how we’re spending our summer vacation, currently in progress. First the family split up, but fortunately only temporarily. Two of the older guys accompanied me to the Texas Home School Coalition conference while the four girls and my husband came down to the Houston area a couple of days later. We all met…

Leaving for College

Leaving for College

Leaving for College by Charlotte Siems   This is our son’s life for the next few weeks.  Oh, the cold, cruel world. Caleb leaves for college soon and due to our family’s summer schedule with camps and trips, we decided to go ahead and box up his stuff and paint the bedroom in preparation for…