Category Archives: reflections

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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simple woman’s daybook :: focusing on today

Joining in February’s daybook entries…. TODAY: Outside my window… still snow almost everywhere I look.  Some {brown} grass peeking out here and there. I am thinking… about you, dear readers.  My inbox tells me several new and fresh-on-the-motherhood band wagon Moms read here. A series with you in mind just may be in order.  Thoughts about soaking up […]

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the homeschool mother’s journal 11.22.13

Joining in with the homeschool mother’s journal today: :: :: In my life this week… a little quieter here on the blog, you noticed?  This was good as I wrapped up a few writing projects before the holiday season. In our homeschool… moving right along.  This season is one of the most mellow, yet deeply rich, periods of […]

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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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