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Cristina Grau
Enjoying the adventure of serving as mother and educator. Inspiring others to join in the fun! New blog posts every Monday.
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Cristina Grau Oct 22
Anyone else starting to feel the pressure of the season? It starts with costumes, candy, and pumpkins. Then... oh, then. A large Thanksgiving dinner. And let’s not start on Christmas yet. Please. While there is…
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Cristina Grau Oct 20
I am not always the person I want to be. I make mistakes. I stumble. I hide when I should step forward. I worry even though prayer is the better option. I fail. But... That one word makes all the difference. But...…
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Cristina Grau Oct 19
Creation sings, and I couldn’t have said it better. “All the earth will worship You, And will sing praises to You; They will sing praises to Your name. Selah” ~ Ps. 66:4 . . . . .
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Cristina Grau Oct 17
"They have quickly become a favorite... and hold a great deal of potential for future projects...." Join us as we share our review of this amazing resource, "Brain Blox Wooden Building Planks"!
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Cristina Grau Oct 16
Meet Naori, just one of my children’s teachers.😉 Isn’t learning grand? Had we ASKED our children to research fish, they would have done it, sure. But they wouldn’t have had a passion for learning, it would have…
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Cristina Grau Oct 15
Fun Family Chess is the name and learning is the game! We have two - Yup, two! - blog bonuses this week. First up... we’re sharing our adventure with this amazing game from Brain Blox.
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Cristina Grau Oct 15
As everyone in my family already knows how to play chess, it was my turn to put aside any reservations I might have and learn the art of strategy.
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Cristina Grau Oct 14
“In order for my children to be ready for adulthood, their responsibilities and their independence must increase and my hand-holding must decrease...” . I wish it were as simple as those words sound. But, often, I…
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Cristina Grau Oct 14
"One of the hardest challenges of parenting is understanding when it’s okay to let go and when you still need to hold on..." Join us as we share our thoughts on "The Fine Art of Independence"!
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Cristina Grau Oct 1
“... I don’t send my kids off to school. I don’t pack them lunches in cute little boxes. I don’t give them milk and cookies when they come back because... They. Never. Leave. I don’t send them little love notes in…
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Cristina Grau Sep 30
Along with my children's well-balanced lunches, with care I slip in a note of love which promises of homemade cookies and cold milk upon their return. –– WAIT!… Scratch that… How could I forget? I don’t send my kids off to school.
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Cristina Grau Sep 29
Sugar, and spice, and everything nice. That’s what today was made of. Okay, NOW it feels like fall.🍁 . . . . . @ Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin…
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Cristina Grau Sep 26
I used to believe that being a stay at home mom meant I needed to spend all my spare hours mastering EVERY beautiful home art which existed. Sewing, crochet, needle point, playing of piano, etc. You name it, I was…
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Cristina Grau Sep 23
We get the “impression” you might enjoy a quick glimpse at our current adventures in art history.😉 🎨 We’re midway through the Post-Impressionist era, and having a blast learning with higasfy! We’ve been introduced…
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Cristina Grau Sep 23
Is art history a portion of your homeschooling routine? Always up for another learning adventure, we determined to take a closer look at what HiGASFY Art History Video Series has to offer. What we discovered was a world of fun!
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Cristina Grau Sep 22
There’s nothing quite like working with kids and sharing the glory of God’s creation. So often we lose sight of what is good and true, instead allowing our minds to be bogged down with the day-to-day. Today, I ask…
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Cristina Grau Sep 20
Co-Op. The place where my kids willingly go above and beyond their norm simply because their friends are there. Maybe we should do this everyday?😉 . . . . .
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Cristina Grau Sep 18
They want to do this more often. I want to do this more often. But time is not going to magically appear. We have to make it a conscious part of our - often - overly busy lives. . . . . .
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Cristina Grau Sep 17
Did you know there are over 327 million deaf people in the United States alone? The area we live in hosts one of the largest populations on the west coast. That only 2% of the US deaf population know Christ? And that…
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Cristina Grau Sep 17
It’s amazing, isn’t it; how God works it all out? We plan, organize, and schedule hoping it will come together. Then the Lord takes those plans and makes something beautiful out of them. I don’t know how many times…
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