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the requisite mother’s day post

That day of celebration for those women who have been given the responsibility of raising a tiny human has come upon us once again. I personally have attempted to do so six times.  Yes, six (you can see them here). More than some. Fewer than others.  Enough, you may think, that I might have some…… Continue reading the requisite mother’s day post

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fresh starts in homeschooling

“…isn’t it nice to think tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet…” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables In the book,  a discouraged Anne Shirley bemoans her proclivity for faux pas to Marilla.  In the movie, Miss Stacey reassures a penitent Anne that a second chance is but a day away. I confess that I comfort…… Continue reading fresh starts in homeschooling

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do not despise their youth

We just returned home from a week at camp.  My Love was the speaker for the group of ten to twelve year olds enjoying Adventure Camp; my df girl and I worked in the kitchen while my cl boy hung out with friends and helped out here and there. Members of our family have worked at different…… Continue reading do not despise their youth

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life with littles

We’ve been enjoying life with littles again as we’ve been babysitting our Northern boy’s twins.  Living far away means we seldom see them, but it also means that when we do, it’s for a few days at a time.  I am very thankful for FaceTime, though, and often wonder how missionaries and others moved from home to…… Continue reading life with littles

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motherhood

Twenty-seven years ago my firstborn, my Alberta girl,  came into the world kicking and screaming and I was inaugurated into this role called motherhood.  Three more and I thought we were a complete family, but of course, God knows best and gave us two more.  I could never have fathomed how deep my love could be for…… Continue reading motherhood