Why I Homeschool
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Why I Homeschool

I was asked the other day why I homeschool. Sigh. How not to answer in essay format. After eleven years, I have so many reasons now. How do I be succinct? Why do I homeschool? Because living in this world, discovering all that it has to offer is intriguing, interesting, and energizing; and I wouldn’t want … Continue reading

new years thoughts: thinking the right thoughts
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new years thoughts: thinking the right thoughts

“Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatever is of good report, Think on these things.” Philipians 4:8 The common culture might not be familiar with the profusion of Biblical ‘positive’ thought. Frankly, these admonitions aren’t ultimately intended to propel its readers to rendering every moment a lifetime of … Continue reading

wine sampling for beginning mamas
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wine sampling for beginning mamas

I, not being a beginner, because I’ve sampled a few bottles, but also not having received a certificate in anything sommelier-ish, am also not a professional. I, neither speak the wine language in profundity, nor am innocent of its intricacies, so offer you my very humble, sometimes erudite, sometimes ordinary opinion on wine. My opinion … Continue reading

it’s not what you’re leaving, it’s what you’re going to
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it’s not what you’re leaving, it’s what you’re going to

“It’s not what you’re leaving, it’s what you’re going to”. The house we owned was beautiful—’beautiful’, a word that describes aesthetic superficialities. It means I really, really liked it. I felt at home in it. I felt surrounded by beauty. It was a dream to build. Using pens and pencils was a hobby for me—just like … Continue reading

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liebster award: who me?

  I, too, want to thank the Academy (and Sarah from http://www.sarahonpurpose.com) for nominating me for this prestigious award. Every February, I’ve got my eyes fixed on the red carpet, staring at the new dress creations…those revealed navels, plunging necklines and bling bling bling. Yeah, so that’s not me (well it was in high school, … Continue reading

thoughtful thursday: you have a right to your life
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thoughtful thursday: you have a right to your life

“Perhaps the most important lesson one can teach: you are someone and you have a right to your life“. Richard Hugo Who gets to decide what the contribution of your life will be? Natalie Goldberg said, “I went home with the resolve to write what I knew and to trust my own thoughts and feelings … Continue reading