Vyckie's Tour de Crap: Bless, Do Good, Pray … 3 Remedies for Sibling Rivalry

This photo of my five girls was taken last Christmas ~ and yes, they still do argue with each other ‹(ô¿ô)›Here's another of my "Q.D." (Quivering Days) articles which I wrote for our paper ~ this was subsequently published in several popular home school magazines. As you read, keep in mind that at the time I wrote this, I was near the breaking point from all the stress in our home ~ things were really falling apart for us, with Angel cutting herself and Warren growing more paranoid and difficult by the day. I was trying to hold it all together. I could see that the lifestyle we'd adopted was really not working out for us ~ but at the time I wrote this article, I couldn't quite admit what o … [Read more...]

Vyckie's Tour de Crap: Homeschool? Oh, I Could Never Do That!

This photo of my lovely children was taken on Mother's Day ~ 2005. Here's another article that I wrote back when I was "quivering." (‹(ô¿ô)›) The reason I wanted to share it here is simply to make the point that, for me (and I believe MANY quiverfullers), it was a "package deal." We started out homeschooling (and I'm not saying that ALL homeschoolers go down this exact same path ~ but we certainly weren't the only ones) ~ and everything else flowed from there.I remember that after years and years of getting deeper and deeper, I began to sort of dread opening a new issue of Home School Digest, "The Quarterly Journal for Serious Home Schoolers ." (This was my favorite magazine ~ I often repri … [Read more...]

Vyckie's Tour de Crap: When I Am Weak

Okay ~ how's this for the kick-off to my Tour de Crap?!!Actually, I'm not sure if any commentary is needed except to say, "OMG ~ Can you see how thoroughly convinced I was of the martyr mentality?!!" WHEN I AM WEAKby vyckie bennettDuring a dinner-table conversation a couple of weeks back, Warren was expounding on the children's song, Jesus Loves Me. He wanted to make the point to our children that when we are weak, Jesus shows Himself strong. Later in the conversation, he commented that we should "make ourselves weak" so that Jesus' strength can be made manifest in our lives.Make ourselves weak? Now that sounded a bit odd to my ears. After all, self-improvement is one of the great … [Read more...]

Vyckie's Tour de Crap

Just thought I'd post a little note to say, "Happy Monday, everyone!"We enjoyed a wonderful weekend with friends and family. Sunday evening we celebrated Wesley's 6th birthday with a little party ~ pizza, X-box games, presents and yummy strawberry jello cake ~ fun!Angel was here, along with her boyfriend Aaron and another friend ~ she has a new car that she got at a ridiculously low price ~ so we went for a drive and that gave us a few minutes to talk. She's written her reaction to the "Daughters" section of Kathryn Joyce's book Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement ~ I'll be posting that here soon.Once again, I want to say "Thank you" to those of you who are following … [Read more...]


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