A Slow December (and why that’s not such a bad thing)

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Ever get the feeling that God is intentionally slowing you down? Well that’s where I’m at this 2015 Advent season. I started out on a roll, getting the tree up before Advent started… then… I caught the same cold that my four year old has had THREE times now since early November. We’ve been down […]

Celebrating the Moments

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I got some really good advice at an Apologia Homeschool Conference a few years ago … and you’ll have to forgive me for paraphrasing it from memory, but it went something like this: “If you don’t celebrate your life, who will? And if you don’t celebrate and have fun and ENJOY homeschooling… will your kids?” […]

Merry Hanukkah, Happy Christmas

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We like to go crazy around the holidays and use every excuse we can find to praise the Lord. Hanukkah gives us eight extra days of celebration and more chances to sit around the table together as a family, eating delicious foods, talking about how thankful we are for God’s miracles. If you are looking […]

Thanksgiving Week Lists, a Wild Turkey and a Menu

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Lest you think I’ve disappeared, I thought I would check in and share a little about my Thanksgiving week. I’m pretty sure it will be better than last week. Last week was a good week to be looking BACK on. I’m looking forward to THIS week… counting my blessings like it’s going out of style. […]

Almost Back to School: Planning, Scheduling & Preparing

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{ Note: This post is part of my Almost Back to School Series – follow along with the links at the bottom. } As promised, here’s Post #3 of 5… We started school yesterday, y’all. That means this series has gone from “Almost Back to School” to Officially Back to School. There were no doves […]

When Life is CRAZY (and where I’ve been the past month)

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A whole month gone and blank WordPress pages make me wonder where I could ever begin. My desktop calendar says APRIL. My paper calendar is blank nearly back through March besides scrawled attempts at adding appointments even though I knew it was hit or miss that I would even pick up the calendar again to […]