Category Archives: reflections

the rhythm of family life :: balancing it all {or not}

{making pumpkin spice salt dough ornaments} : Our home and family has been simply bursting with fullness these last few weeks! Oh my, it’s been interesting, and altogether a different rhythm for us. I mentioned yesterday how my husband’s dissertation work wrapped up this month.  In the middle of this, a magazine article due and the […]


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52 Ways for More Serenity in Life and Home :: stop apologizing, celebrate your life (week #40, #41)

Welcome again dear friends to our {close to the end} series on experiencing more peace and calm in our lives. If you’re new, you’ll find the entire series at this link. Might want to grab a cup of tea or coffee, and if there’s time, enjoy and be encouraged… Week #40  Stop apologizing for being […]

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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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focusing on right now :: the simple woman’s daybook

Joining in September’s daybook entries…. TODAY: Outside my window… Toys in the backyard, plants needing water.  I see stillness and quiet too. I am thinking… of returning to 3 in 30 goals – remember those?  Choosing 3 projects to complete each month.  September will be pictures, pictures and pictures! I want to:  take new individual pictures of the […]

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the making of a marriage

We rode a bike trail recently, my love and I… …laughing, sharing, talking, thinking.  Asking why we haven’t done this more often, making plans for a repeat. The path in front of us wide and clear, paved for smooth riding, our surroundings a pleasure to take in.  Not always so with each season of marriage […]

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ten things I’m loving right now

**{thanks for your homeschooling book suggestions!  Using to choose, the winner of Educating the WholeHearted Child is #38 Lisa H.  Congrats — look for an email from me!}** : 1.  the very full, very pink roses outside my front door.  My husband and I wonder exactly what we did right last fall to make […]

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