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Wet hands, every flavor, and practical learning

Welcome to Friday. I’m getting better at consistently posting again and Kelly’s Link Up has been part of my own blogging journey for more than five years. I hope you enjoy these seven quick takes for the week! ~1~ A few weeks ago, I gave in and bought a...

Teaching the Children: Leadership

Looking at the present circumstances often leaves us feeling concerned about the future. We have great responsibility to make tomorrow better than today, starting in our home....

A foolproof investment for the future

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. While many public schools have the day off, our homeschool does not. We use days like these to learn about the people and events the day intends to honor. I wonder what MLK would have to say about current events. I wonder...

Groaning Wisdom

Sometimes, a verse in my daily Bible reading grabs me and holds on for a while. Often, it is a verse I've skimmed over in previous readings....

Plights of the Homeschool Family

Out in the world, it’s been an eventful and tumultuous week. In our household, we answer questions honestly, and within a Christian worldview. We choose to place our hope on things that are eternal. We don’t bury our heads in the sand or ignore current events, but we also...

Lessons from Little Women

Last summer, Madilynn started ballet lessons through Christ in the Arts. Besides giving her more physical activity and developing her talents, this also means three hours in the car every week. I decided we should make good use of that time so we started listening to books. We started...

The truth about Self-Care

Have you heard the expression, "don't pour from an empty cup?" I decided to delve deeper into the phrase and learned a few things about what self-care is and more importantly what it is NOT. ...

Through the Looking Glass

Unloading for one of the few events not canceled last fall, I dropped my display mirror. I had a moment of frustration at myself, a moment of sadness because I didn’t have a backup, and finally, grace and laughter. However, I kept the mirror long enough to take some...

Year in Review: 2020

In 2020, we faced challenges unlike other years. In our family and community, we learned to do things differently (sometimes in silly ways). In February, before the world lost its mind, my sister and nephew came for my birthday. I haven’t seen them in person since, because Seattle is...

The Power of Wind

Having a tribe that encourages you and believes in you makes all the difference. I found such blessings in Sherril and Christy. Together, we set out to encourage and build other women. We have plenty of fun in the process. We ended the year by watching Wonder Woman 1984...