Category Archives: motherhood

offering grace when our children make mistakes

He was only trying to help. I knew this of course, but it didn’t stop my reflexes from kicking in and me from almost raising my voice.  Almost. The thing is, I had asked him not to take out the eggs.  I knew they were too heavy, too high in the fridge, just too much for him […]

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what I’m reading: E-Myth, Replenish, The Living Page

this post contains affiliate links; see full disclosure here As you all know, I am a HUGE lover of books and reading, and usually have several going at once (not always the smartest idea).  What may be less known is that I hardly ever read fiction unless it’s to review books I’ve asked my children […]

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‘too much with the children’ :: homeschool and a Charlotte Mason quote

Before I share our curriculum choices for this school year, I must tell you a story. Late last fall, in the faintest of ways, I sensed a change upcoming in our homeschool.  Nothing was terribly wrong, we all enjoyed our days.  Honestly, all was well. But underneath it all, something brewed though I couldn’t put my finger on […]

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52 Ways for More Serenity in Life and Home :: honor relationships (week #29)

Last week our family enjoyed a simple kind of vacation, away from home and further up north. There was swimming at the lake, at the pool.  Extra time with grandparents, spending time at the library, catching ball, cooking together. Mom and Dad enjoying a vacation within a vacation…a few days away, just the two of […]

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a musical challenge :: Beethoven piano concerto no. 1 op. 15 rondo

A word to the wise — be especially wary and cautious of encouraging your children to take up a challenge.  To persevere in the face of difficult situations…because the goal is worth the process. Realize when you share such inspiration, your words may come back to haunt you. I should know. Recently, the children and […]

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why we’re switching to a flexible year-around homeschool schedule

Our kiddos just recently closed the books, calling May 17th ‘our last day of school’.  We’re all anticipating more open and relaxed days ahead! At least until we pick back up again end of June. For years, our normal homeschool routine lasted late August until about mid-May with a variety of options for how the […]

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