One of My Homeschooling BFFs

April 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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Maybe Baby Adoption Update: Week 20

April 6, 2015

We had an exciting Good Friday.  We had our ultrasound!  And baby cooperated for a gender reveal.  Look who is joining the bunch? We don’t know her name yet, but God does. We don’t know what she looks like yet, but God does. We don’t know when she will be in our arms, but God […]

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A Letter to My Grandfather, Written in 1967, Finally Found! {part 2}

April 3, 2015

Yesterday I shared the first part of a story written in December by Jan Risher in The Advertiser.  Be sure to read the first part so you can see how wonderful this little letter’s trip is!  Today is her part two and my little notes.  Enjoy! Jace Ray does not remember writing the Father’s Day […]

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Why do I Care About Autism Awareness? Because I Care About Mothers!

April 2, 2015

I realized yesterday why, deep down, I share about Autism Awareness Month.  I was surprised that it wasn’t just because I wanted to share about autism and learning more about it.  Nope.  It’s because of the moms.  Yes, I want you to learn more.  Yes, I want children to be accepted and loved.  Yes, I […]

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A Letter to My Grandfather, Written in 1967… Finally Delivered! {part 1}

April 1, 2015

I can’t believe I haven’t shared this story with you.  It’s sweet and sentimental and somewhat amazing.  And it involves my uncle (my mama’s “baby brother”) and my grandfather and a mail carrier and a journalist in Lafayette, Louisiana.   These two stories (part 1 today and part 2 tomorrow) were published last December by […]

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Maybe Baby, My Hero, and Me Update: Our Adoption Journey at 19 Weeks

March 27, 2015

Someone asked why I hadn’t updated y’all on how our adoption journey is going.  I had no answer except, “Well, I didn’t even think about it.” I have been so distracted.  Shockingly to me.   So, because y’all have been so amazing to pray and care and contribute to our journey, here is an update. My […]

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Is It Ever Ok to Quit Homeschooling?

March 26, 2015

I am a huge fan of homeschooling.  Humongous, really.  I love homeschooling, despite the hardness of it, the humor poked at it, and the heavy work load. And I have plenty of reasons why I homeschool.  And why I don’t do public school. And even more benefits for homeschooling. Still, do I think everyone should […]

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What I’ve Learned in 3 Real Winters, aka Winter Outside the South {part 2}

March 18, 2015

I’m not in the South anymore, much to my chagrin.  God had other plans and His ways are best, even if they involve temperatures sub sixty degrees.  Amen? Here are my other bits of wisdom (part 1 was yesterday) gleaned from three real winters. as opposed to winter in the South: Feet are key.  While […]

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What I’ve Learned in 3 Real Winters, aka Winter Outside the South {part 1}

March 17, 2015

So, I am nearing the end of my third winter outside of the South.  Not to be confused with the Southwest.  Or Florida, which is its own gig. Winter in the mountains of New Mexico.  Not to be confused with the Northeast.  Or Boston, which is its own gig. Nope, I am about to complete, […]

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

March 8, 2015

This is a conversation on behalf of WriteShop. Opinions are 100% my own. Teaching writing can often be an overwhelming gig for the homeschooling mom.  Can I get an amen? It’s an important skill so it must be addressed in any academic homeschooling plan with a writing curriculum, but …. it’s also somewhat subjective is […]

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