A Mother’s Thoughts During a Congregational Hymn

It was the second service of the day. Not the night service, but the afternoon service. It was nap time for the kids (and me, too). I was tired, but it wasn’t just sleepy tired, it was an exhausted tired. Since moving here, I feel like we’ve been going non-stop. Our church is blessed with… Continue reading A Mother’s Thoughts During a Congregational Hymn

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Lipstick Kisses

Most days, I scrutinize every detail of house and homeschooling, working myself (at times) into a tizzy when things are not quite right. I let a dirty stove-top bug me. Or the crayons scattered on the floor. I huff and sigh over finding a broken ornament next to our Christmas tree. I raise my voice… Continue reading Lipstick Kisses

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School Daze 2012-2013

Well, we just finished up our third week of school! I’m proud of each one of my little students and, might I also add, I’m pleased that I’ve been able to survive the first third of the first quarter. (But who’s counting?) The Lord has certainly extended to me the grace that I need for… Continue reading School Daze 2012-2013

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More or Less?

I saw this blog post floating around on Pinterest, where a lady shares things she will do less of this year in her homeschooling. It got me thinking about what I would do less of. That, in turn, led me to thinking about what I’d do┬ámore of. I thought I’d share my thoughts here. I’d… Continue reading More or Less?

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Happy Mother’s Day!

To those of you with one child or ten, with babies or adults, or even if yours are in heaven now, I wish you a blessed Mother’s Day. Thank you for your sacrifices. Thank you for enduring the heartache and heartbreak that you have. Thank you for striving forward, when all that is in you… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!

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Disney Puts Homeschooling in a Positive Light

One of my family’s favorite movies is Tangled, made by the creative minds at Disney. We love Rapunzel. She’s funny, optimistic and even modest. She loves and obeys a woman who has held her captive for 18 years. Okay, true, she doesn’t realize exactly what she’s been missing, but still…what a girl, right? Too bad… Continue reading Disney Puts Homeschooling in a Positive Light

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Mrs. Angry Eyebrows

Lately, I’ve caught myself frowning a lot. Most of the time, it’s when I’m trying to do something – like write, read an article online, read a book, or any task that requires concentration. Which, is most tasks, now that I think about it. Most things don’t come “naturally” to me. Anyway, I have found… Continue reading Mrs. Angry Eyebrows