How to Find Stuff

The other night some of my friends and I were talking about how amazing, awesome, and handsome our husbands are. Somehow we fell onto the topic of how one person’s family seemed unable to find anything in the refrigerator. We were each shocked to learn that ALL of our people shared the same affliction. It’s called  FRIDGE BLINDNESS. It’s real, and our families have it. It goes like this: the person looking for the food …

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What Works for Me

I’ve always been like this, as long as I can remember. I am a flibbertigibbet. A dillydallier. A loafer. If I have something to do, something I really need to do, I put it off. Pathological procrastination. I had it beat a few years ago but it’s definitely a rut I can fall into if I’m not careful. This August I find myself doing it again. I think it’s because I graduated my first homeschooled …

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What if We’re All Special?

We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.  2 Corinthians: 4:7     I love that this guy doesn’t care if people stare. Well, he does care, but not when he’s doing something like sitting in a giant chair in the middle of a home and gardens expo, …

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Advice to New Homeschoolers…and Old

So, you’ve made the decision to homeschool this year. Maybe you’ve only got a kindergartner, maybe you’ve decided to pull out your middle-school kid, maybe you decided at the end of the school year last year that you wanted to homeschool and now that THE TIME HAS COME you’re wondering if you lost your mind. Take a deep breath, everything is going to be fine. When I first started homeschooling 14 years ago (WHAT?!)  I …

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Skipping a Year

I hate to whine, but I had the worst birthday ever last year. I’m not even kidding. It was the worst. My birthday was on a Friday in October. I still get excited about birthdays that fall on a Friday. On Wednesday I wasn’t feeling well and by Thursday I had a pretty good fever. Friday morning I woke up knowing that I had the flu thanks to full on body aches, chills, cough, and …

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