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“I Will Never Homeschool”: The Background

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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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Autumn Weekend Staycation

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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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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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Making Moments Count: A Manifesto

Prior to 2013, I thought I had life figured out. My marriage had overcome some serious obstacles, our oldest daughter had overcome her dramatic entrance into the world two months prematurely, I was (slowly) climbing the corporate ladder, building skills…
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How to Ruin a Friday Night in 10 Simple Steps

I’ve shared before how I have no sense of style, and I used to tell people “I got dressed in the dark” when really I just didn’t have a clue what went together or how to make an outfit. Lately,…
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Cousin Uncle Travis

It isn’t the most becoming title, but he wears it graciously, and today I’d like to share a little about our beloved Cousin Uncle Travis. Travis is my husband’s cousin. I first met him when he was about 14 years…
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Working From Home: The Best & Worst of Both Worlds

When I became pregnant with Little Miss, I agonized over ways I could quit my job to stay home with her. The truth is, it wasn’t affordable. We were in debt up to our ears, and needed my income (and…
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