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Learning to Abide: A Word for Mother’s Day

  Every January there is an onslaught of goal-chasing bloggers who choose their “Word of the Year” as an alternative to New Year’s Resolutions. 2020 has proven to be a most unusual year so far, and while I didn’t choose a word of the year in January, somehow it seems fitting right now to do…

The REAL Heroes of the Pandemic

Who are the real heroes of this pandemic?

Healthcare workers, grocery and food-service workers, utility workers, internet service providers, truckers, delivery drivers, sanitation workers, the ladies sewing mask after mask and asking nothing in return, police, fire, postal service workers, manufacturing plant workers, those who work in the media, bankers, teachers, parents… all heroes during this time.  I’m sure I’ve missed a few,…

Making Each Day Count: A Quarantine Blessing

How to make the most of this extra time with your children

Have you been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately?   I have.  I’m having a tough time wrapping my mind around the idea that something this crazy and monumental can still happen in the 21st century.  The world has halted, sports and other events have been put on hold, school is taught at home…

Adapting Gracefully to a New Normal

How do we adapt gracefully to this new normal?

*Just FYI… in a lot of this blog post, I am writing to myself! Ha! At the date of this writing, there are no cases of the coronavirus in my county.  I watch policy and opinion both being batted back and forth on social media while school children and workers across the nation are being…

Teach them: 73 Practical Life Skills

I’ve compiled a list of skills that, as homeschoolers especially, our kiddos should have tucked under their belts before heading out into the great big beyond. Some of these we’ve already conquered, some we’re still working on.

I’ve compiled a list of skills that, as homeschoolers especially, our kiddos should have tucked under their belts before heading out into the great big beyond. Some of these we’ve already conquered, some we’re still working on.

Authentic Hospitality: It Doesn’t Need to be Pinterest-worthy

Authentic Hospitality: It doesn't need to be Pinterest -worthy!

“If you’d like to come see us, stop by any time.  If you’d like to see our house, please make an appointment.”  -Anonymous I value sincerity.  Genuineness. Authenticity.  As an introvert, I have a pretty good sense of when someone isn’t quite being real.  Masks bother me.  I would rather someone show me their true…

Auld Lang Syne: Days Gone By

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne? For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne. And surely you’ll buy your pint cup and surely I’ll buy mine, And we’ll take a cup o’…

Keeping Christmas (And a Cookie Recipe!)

Remember when you were a kid, and Christmas and the holiday season seemed so magical? Putting up the lights and Christmas tree, baking cookies, family gatherings, it was all something wonderful. Do you remember when that changed? When did the magic leave?

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