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Homeschooling 101

Comparison is the thief of Joy. When I get in a “My kids are behind” mindset, I shift my focus to the ways they exceed. My job is not to raise people who think like everyone else, regurgitating the popular answer of the day. My job is to give...

Lessons from Daniel

If you “grew up in the church,” some of the events in the book of Daniel are very familiar, like the Lions’ Den and the Fiery Furnace. You may even remember how Daniel and his friends refused the king’s food or the disembodied hand writing on the wall. In...

Lessons from The Railway Children

Madilynn chose The Railway Children as our next listen. She also read along, at least when there was light to do so, since we were listening during the time she had evening rehearsal for the performance. Having never read it, I didn’t know what to expect. As we listened,...

Year in Review: 2021

In some ways, 2021 was an extension of the strange happening in 2020. In other ways, it was filled with greater abundance and possibility than we could imagine. In January, my friends and I took a road trip to Fredericksburg, a German town in the Hill Country of Central...

Lessons from Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms

We listened to this book because it was on the “recommened because you read…” section. In some ways, it was a much slower paced book and harder to listen to. In other ways, it was just as enjoyable as Anne or Pollyanna. I did enjoy the consistent focus on...

A Year of Reading

In 2021, I listened to 29 books on Audible. Most of these listens were with my children and a few were on my own. In addition to Audible listens, I also read through the Bible in a Year. We also read many physical books and articles on a daily...

Lessons from Percy Jackson

Not to be left out of this year’s reading (listening to) books while traveling, Dietrich chose the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. We listened to these books on our longer trips, to and from visits with family, often finishing them while driving around town or sitting in the...

Lessons from the Hiding Place

In addition to listening to books with Madilynn, I also enjoy listening to books on my way to and from my vendor events. I typically pick a self-development type book or something completely frivolous and entertaining (my music playlist is equally ecclectic). Occasionally, I pick a novel or narrative....

Lessons from the Little House series

When I was a little girl, I read the Little House series. Madilynn and I listened to the entire series this semester on our way to and from ballet (and a few other trips or quiet times sitting in the house). The books I read belonged to my mom...

The Last Seven Takes

When we returned Stateside, I took my blogging in a new direction. I connected with other bloggers and found link-ups. I even had a few articles published (or re-published) on other websites. One of the bloggers I connected with is Kelly at This Ain’t the Lyceum, who hosts Seven...