My Favorite Early Reader Books {aka: Must Have These on Your Shelf, Seriously}

February 18, 2015

Welcome! So glad you’re here. I’d love to have you join the community on my Facebook page and Instagram. Join in on the convo here by leaving a comment! Thanks for visiting! Pretend I served you chocolate or chai latte. Or both. May we grow in grace and truth together for all areas of our […]

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What if the Baby We Plan to Adopt is Diagnosed with Down Syndrome or Other Special Needs?

February 16, 2015

As we wait for Maybe Baby’s arrival in August, Lord willing, I imagine her cheeks.  Her strawberry tinted hair (highly likely!).  Her smile. They way she will feel in my arms.  I can hardly stand the wait.  Just like the six times I was pregnant and waiting, I think of names. I imagine how it […]

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Why I Like{d} Being Homeschooled: Thoughts from HB, an 18yo Graduate

February 10, 2015

Continuing our series ….  I thought you might enjoy (and Lord knows I will) hearing from homeschooled kiddos instead of just this homeschooling mama. So, I’ve recruited… er, forced… nay, assigned essays… to six students.  You’ll get to hear the good, the bad, and the goofy straight from the good, the bad, and the goofy. […]

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My Name is Mindy and I Hate to Cook. {Can You Help Cure Me of This Syndrome?}

February 6, 2015

My name is Mindy and I don’t like cooking.  Not even a little bit.  It’s been three years since I prepared a meal and loved doing so. I am calling it Hate to Cook Syndrome. I am not sure why I stopped liking it, but I have a theory.  I’m not really going there today, […]

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Switching Homeschooling Curriculum MidYear: Yes, You Can! {And Maybe You Should}

February 2, 2015

So… it’s February.  For many homeschoolers that means next year’s curriculum is being considered.  For many it means they are wishing they had chose something different for this year.   Both are reasonable. And here is the thing: if you are in the second category and you think you have to just tough it out […]

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Why I Like Being Homeschooled: Thoughts from Noah, a 16yo Boy

January 30, 2015

Continuing our series ….  I thought you might enjoy (and Lord knows I will) hearing from homeschooled kiddos instead of just this homeschooling mama. So, I’ve recruited… er, forced… nay, assigned essays… to six students.  You’ll get to hear the good, the bad, and the goofy straight from the good, the bad, and the goofy. […]

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Maybe Baby and “Our” Birthmom! {aka: Adoption Update & My Hero Has Appeared!}

January 26, 2015

This post is pretty big news. Yes, pretty stinkin’ big.  It’s also a bit surreal.  How God may be writing our adoption story is atypical, but we smiled with little surprise when we received the text.   We knew instantly what we would do.  Friday, a long time friend and now a birthmother moves in […]

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If the Shoe Fits, Buy It 2015! {giveaway}

January 23, 2015

It’s time.  Time to celebrate Mom’s homegoing day by buying or donating shoes. Yes, If the Shoe Fits, Buy It 2015 has arrived!   If the Shoe Fits, Buy It is my little event that turns January 25 from a day of mourning into a day of celebrating my mom.  I miss her like crazy […]

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Roe v Wade and What That Means for People Created Like Tim {aka:Down Syndrome is a Death Sentence Thanks to Abortion}

January 22, 2015

Today marks forty-two years since Roe v Wade.   Forty-two years of permission to kill unborn children.  Unwanted by their mothers.  There have been over 57 million babies killed in America, including my first, since that landmark decision.  Did you know that it is estimated that 92% of women who receive a diagnosis of Down […]

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Are Our Worship Songs for Christ Alone? Or Could They Be Sung In a Hindu Temple?

January 14, 2015

A few years ago, I shared about one of my favorite movies, Lagaan.  I adore all things from India, especially the food.  I also like Bollywood (and Bollywood dancing, even if I stink at it), which is where Lagaan entered my life. There is one specific scene in Lagaan that stirs my heart every time, stirs […]

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