The Rules for Family Rules

Friday, February 22, 2013

The thing about having kids is that they are always growing.  always changing.  as soon as i figure something out that works, it no longer works, or i get distracted.  but i wrote these rules for coming up with our family rules when my oldest was 5.  i knew a lot about being a mom back then.  now my oldest is nearing 10, and i know very little.

but my friend, rachel, reminded me of my rules and asked to borrow them.  so i read back over them, and they're pretty good.  good enough to go back over them with my kids and see what happens.

rachel is posting the rules over at Every Days Best today. she is too kind in her introduction, but we have been friends since forever.  and when i read in proverbs this week, love wisdom like a sister, it made me think of her. 

do you have a set of family rules?  how do you teach your children your expectations?  

Finished Cru Quilt

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sitting here on a clear, cold afternoon surrounded by three kiddos trying so hard to get their work finished despite their energy.  Above me, the baby is jumping in her crib.

We are back to school but not too busy.  intentionally so.  which is why i haven't posted in nearly a month.  no rush to get back online.  the kids are growing too fast.  the internet, and my blog can wait.

Christmas was good, and I again used the break to bind a quilt.  Then took it outside to take pictures with Noelle and my brother's springer spaniel, Bentley. 

Oh, thank you for all the input on the backing.  We went with the Crosshatch Sketch for a neutral back.  I think it's perfect.    

Happy New Year!