Preparation and Safety Strategies for Raising Children

As parents, we need to be prepared and to prepare our children well for navigating the world around them. Despite what some may think, we don’t have 18 years to prepare them for the “real world”. They start encountering the real world as soon as they are born. Children may encounter unsafe situations with sexual predators, or teenagers may make reckless decisions to do things like text and drive. We can’t protect them from everything, but we can do our part to prepare and train them. This means we have to take certain precautions, help them develop common sense, and … Read more…

Homeschool Planners That Work for You

***Seeing as we are in a busy season right now, I am inviting some guest posters to share with you! Some are personal friends and gifted writers brimming with encouraging inspirations to share. Others are fellow bloggers and writers I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know. Today, I am kicking things off with Joanna Wilkins. She owns a cleaning agency called Top London Cleaners. She not only knows a lot about cleaning, but also organizing. Today she is sharing about ways to wrangle much of the paper clutter that comes along with homeschooling! As someone with a small house, limited … Read more…

Playing Catchup As We Reinvent Normal Life

So it has been quiet around here. The Engaged Home blog, not our home. Between a toddler and two newborns, we have a fair amount of hustle, bustle, crying, giggles, and impromptu singing. The singing comes mostly from Rebekah. Occasionally from Mitch and I . . . What can we say, Moana has catchy music! This is just normal life in the Clay household. 😉 I must admit, part of me is tempted to do a huge photo dump. Mostly because it is way too much fun taking baby pictures, and it is hard to select which ones to include. And Grace, who took our … Read more…