My Thoughts on Write Shop Junior Level E Homeschool Writing Program {& a GIVEAWAY!}

March 8, 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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Why I Like Being Homeschooled: Thoughts from Esther, a 9yo Girl

March 6, 2015

Continuing our series ….  I thought you might enjoy (and Lord knows I will) hearing from home schooled 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 […]

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A Theme In My Day and Going to See the Drop Box {please pray our world embrace different!}

March 4, 2015

Today has been one of the those days.  Not the bad kind of one of those days.  The kind where I am so aware of God’s sovereignty that it touches me in the core of my being.  One of those days where His plan and personal involvement in my life is so stinkin’ obvious.  One […]

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Someone in Our House Really Shouldn’t Back Up Vehicles. Pretty Much Ever.

February 26, 2015

So, this happened to our poor mini van on Monday.  Our lovely Sienna. Sigh. I said on Instagram and Facebook that I wouldn’t name names.  But I also said the hint is that the person was backing up.  And that means it was me. Sometimes, backing up a vehicle really is necessary, but… well… I […]

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When Homeschooling is Hard for Me

February 25, 2015

Many people believe the lie that homeschooling is just easy for those who do it.  Sometimes I believe it too.  But it really is a lie.  Just like any job, sometimes homeschooling is just plain hard.  Sometimes it’s really hard.  Every homeschool mama has different reasons for why. For me, it’s all about me. Homeschooling […]

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Why I Like Being Homeschooled: Thoughts from Phoebe, a 12 Year Old Girl

February 20, 2015

Continuing our series ….  I thought you might enjoy (and Lord knows I will) hearing from home schooled 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 […]

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

February 18, 2015

We are a family of readers.  Not each kiddo has taken to reading with the same enthusiasm, but finding the right early readers and chapter books has helped our three reluctant readers.  Two of them are card holding Reading Rocks members.  And I think we just found  Paul Louis’ bridge. And they happen to be […]

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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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