Category Archives: reflections

A Peek Into Last Week…19th anniversary, homeschooling changes, and a NFL record jump!


Welcome to a NEW month! The month SPRING finally arrives, and that I hope our snow storms go away for good.  Truly, this winter treated us fairly well overall so I cannot complain too much. For several weeks, I have thought of starting this Monday morning feature of looking back into our week as a family. […]


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19 years and counting… a marriage sustained by Christ

19 years and counting

Today is our 19th wedding anniversary…. While we’re not famous for having 19 kids in 19 years (completely okay with me!), and probably only a handful of our 400+ wedding guests would even remember our important day… …today is special and significant to my husband and I, and honestly, this is what matters most. I cannot […]

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simple woman’s daybook :: november 2014

simple woman's daybook

As a practice of staying in the moment, focusing on right now… TODAY, I’m participating in the simple woman’s daybook.  Some affiliate links are below. *** Outside my window… it is evening as I write this, so outdoors is cozy dark. I am thankful… for a wonderful birthday last week, SO full of family togetherness enjoying Longwood Gardens and […]

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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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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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what a month-long blogging break taught me

Hello again readers! In case you didn’t notice, I took a month break from blogging and writing.  Originally, the plan was for 2 weeks, but I extended this due to circumstances needing my attention.  I’m easing back into routine and wanted to offer a few reflections – even if just for myself. Thank you SO […]

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