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welcoming a new season (part 1) :: the secret to my joy

fall trees

{photos taken last November; we do not yet have fall leaves all over the ground!} If I could give complete voice and words to the last three to six months of life, I fear I would never stop talking.  For many of my thoughts are still pent up inside, waiting for a place to go. […]


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Introducing Fortuigence :: online writing support for your homeschool

online writing course

Many of our homeschooling friends have already jumped into their new school routine with gusto and enthusiasm, organized and ready to go! We’re not quite there yet… In many ways, we are just now soaking up the slower pace of summer, and this Mama is just now outlining plans for our next academic year.  Thankfully, […]

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good reads, good days


June is moving way too fast I think…. My days are full, more than normal; still adjusting to new schedules and routines for our family.  Each week is better and we’re moving into a rhythm that feels right. As much as possible, I’m trying to soak up the beauty and freedom of summer days. Resisting the […]

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my thoughts and plans for June 2014

May was a whirlwind. Actually, May was a storm, a whirlwind and a blur. Since this space provides only a snapshot of life lived, and I couldn’t possibly share the entire picture of our month (and it’s not always wise to do such things)…suffice it to say I’m so very grateful for a God who […]

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Introducing the Christian Homemaking Community :: online encouragement for YOU!

christian homemaking community

There’s a SUPER giveaway below! (Ice Cream Maker bundle – worth $120+) : : As women, and as Christians, we are called to be in constant community with one another – learning, growing, serving: ”Older women likewise are to….train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, […]

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reflections on motherhood :: a letter to my teenage self

mother's day giveaway

{This week, a group of blogger friends and I bring you what we hope are encouraging posts to your mother’s heart.   Today, I share a post sitting in my draft folder for over 2 years, I think it’s time. A letter to my teenage self…} Dear Daniele, Oh my, you just celebrated 16! That […]

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