Category Archives: The Parlor: Being a mom

Save the date for Dolphin Tale!

We have a tough time finding a movie we can take our whole family to. Some are too violent. Others, too “adult-themed.” Some seem like they should be just fine, but don’t pass what I call our s-test … they’re … Continue reading

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MHLIT 2011 … a Quick Review!

What a wondrous thing it is, to arrive where someone has prepared for your coming.         And I had such a privilege last Thursday, when I wakened after only a couple hours of sleep to board a … Continue reading

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Ready … or Not? Still Grateful

  This is what I should look like right now. Here’s more how I actually look.   I’m tired. I have a cold. And apparently, we will *not* officially start the school year today. Despite much gathering of supplies, filling out of … Continue reading

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Multitudes on Mondays … I’m Full of Thanks!

  What a beautiful day this is! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. I’ve been burning the midnight (and 1am, 2 am, 3 am and yes, even 4 am!) oil, working hard on getting my 23 Day Back-To-(HOME!)School Planner … Continue reading

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Are You Doing Enough?

If you’ve been teaching your children at home for any amount of time, you’ve heard it. The whisper in the ear, the banging on your heart, the words that could only come from an enemy but sometimes sound like truth … “You’re … Continue reading

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The 23 Day Back to (Home)School Planner Is On Its Way!

Just wanted to give all of you a heads-up about something I’m really excited about! I’m currently working on a little ebook specifically designed to help you think through, plan and prepare for this school year! It’ll be available any … Continue reading

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Training our Children

We begin reading the section on Training in Sally Clarkson’s Ministry of Motherhood this week. What a treasure this book has been to re-read once again! Some books you just *have* to own, and this is right up there on … Continue reading

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What I’m Writing Today

It happens once in awhile. I’m going about my day, and sit down at the computer for a little break time. (Okay, that happens more than “once in awhile.” Stick with me.) I read a cute post on facebook, and … Continue reading

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A Review of So Much More; on Christian Daughters

I ran across this wonderful blog post today as I was searching for some information and had to share it here. There are many opinions out there in cyberspace as well as the world of real books, and sometimes I … Continue reading

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Gratitude Continues …

  #828-835 Homemade whole wheat garlic rolls Cute hats–these are their tap dance costumes for the upcoming recital  😉 Sprinklers Grownup kids who used to be *in* my children’s church classes, now leading … New games in the front yard … Continue reading

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