Deliberate Parenting


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From those beautiful February days of planting, we did have some production at Sunnybrook Farm. Ryan was a terrific steward over his precious pepper plants and harvested a horde of jalapenos! We turned them into jalapeno poppers, dip, soup, and froze them to use all year.         […]

Sunnybrook Farm produces (Summer and Fall 2015)


We held our first Hero Night at House Upon a Rock in February 2015. As we learn about great men and women, I ask my children to choose noble examples as their heroes, and determine how the lessons of their lives can be applied to our own. They research, write a […]

Hero Night at House Upon a Rock 2015


House Upon a Rock is built on… well… rocks. Quite literally. So while we have 4+acres, it’s not worth much for growing things. However, our dear neighbors just down the road were smart enough to choose farmland instead of a rock quarry. And they are so good to us that […]

School at Sunnybrook Farm (February 2015)



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Some parents do an amazing job of finding (i.e. making) time amid all the crazy busy-ness of life to intentionally teach their children. I’m not one of them. Last year, I felt frustrated that I wasn’t spending enough high-quality time with my children, intentionally teaching them. It seemed that there was […]

Why we teach our children at home