Meet Marcus

This is Marcus.

His smile is heartwarming.  His enticing personality has a mysterious way of drawing people towards him.  Everyone that meets Marcus loves him and thinks he’s just the greatest thing since sliced bread.  What kind of mom would I be if I didn’t agree?

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The Importance of One-on-One in Large Families (advice needed!)

Being raised in a small family, one-on-one time with my parents wasn’t something I valued.  My brother is 10 years older than me, so by the time I was old enough to care, he was almost an adult and I felt like an only child.

Now that I have a large family, I recognize the value of one-on-one time with each child.  The dynamics of a large family are different.  There are more fights between siblings, differing personalities, increased financial demands, lack of personal space, and more time is required for the never-ending cleaning and laundry.  Especially for a large homeschooling family, the lack of personal space can feel greater because you’re always together.  In the midst of the choas it’s easy to forget about providing one-on-one time with each child.  

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Showing Love

April 5, 2017

Dear Marcus,

I wanted to commend you on the letter you so boldly gave to your friend when he made a bad choice.  I know going against your friend’s actions to stand for what is right can be difficult.  In the end it’ll save you from a lot of unnecessary trouble, so keep up the good work.  Remember what we tell you:  you’re either on the dark side or light side.  Be the jedi.  Stay away from the dark.


Mom and Dad


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