Category Archives: reflections

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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the practice of {keeping house}

“There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in — that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.”  - Mother Teresa […]

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