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“I Will Never Homeschool”: The Background

never homeschool

I feel like the longer I homeschool, the more I could talk about it, so this first post will be the history, if you will, of our decision to homeschool. A little background. When I was in a kid in…
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The Bedtime Hoops: 4 Important Questions To Ask Your Kids Every Night (Guest Post)

A few years ago, I signed up for the 31-Day Challenge: a challenge to blog every single day for 31 (consecutive!) days. Through that process, I came to know Christine. While we’ve never met in person (yet!), we have always felt…
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Three Kids, Three Parenting Styles

three parenting styles

I have three children. Two living, one waiting for us in heaven. All three children occupy my heart to the fullest, yet I respond to each one differently. Little Miss is my first child, and had her own traumatic entrance…
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Autumn Weekend Staycation

autumn weekend

I had told Little Miss to stay in her bedroom until 7:30 the next morning. Hubs was working an overnight shift (yuck) to cover for another employee, and I was going to be up late taking care of things around the…
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Little Miss In The Small Apartment

Little Miss Comparison

I’m going to say it again, even if you’re sick of hearing it: I stinking love Little House On The Prairie books. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m taking notes about parts of the stories because I want to…
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Now Serving: Peace & Quiet For One


In the not-so-distant past (it was today), I may have told my husband I was going to find new parents for our children. It was a day from that non-heaven place. My children refused to listen, no matter how snarly…
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Little Apartment On The Prairie: An Update

Apartment on the Prairie

Last week, I shared my radical decision to bid my personal Facebook farewell. I received mixed feedback. Half of you seemed excited and even inspired to exercise your own social media discipline. Half of you were questioning my decision, and possibly…
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Little Apartment On The Prairie


Each night at kiddo bedtime, hubs has been reading chapters from The Little House series, written by Laura Ingalls. It fills me with nostalgia from reading those books when I was a child, but more than that, I’m struck by…
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How To Be A Camping Family


For those of you who want to know how to be a camping family, here’s your helpful list: Go camping.   That’s it. That’s seriously all you have to do. For some reason, however, it has been Y E A…
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Mama Needs A Techno Time Out

time out

Ping. Buzz. Beep. Ring! Chime. Every day, several bazillion notifications make my phone and computer beckon to me with emergencies. Emails. Messages. Calls. Voicemails. Notifications. Reminders. Constant noise. The other day someone left me a voicemail, messaged me, then sent, “are you…
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