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

April 1, 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, 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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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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