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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?

Down to the River: The Importance of Finding Your Place of Peace

“You go up to the feast. I am not going up to this feast now, for my time has not yet fully come.” After saying this, he remained in Galilee. But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private.          – John 7:8-10…

Chickadee’s Ten Favorite Cold-Weather Recipes

I don’t know about where you are, but here in Missouri, it seemed to jump from summer to winter pretty quickly this year!  We went from temps in the 90s and probably got two or three days of autumn-like temperatures before we were hit with our first snow… already!  While I prefer the slightly warmer…

What I’ve Learned After 10 Years of Homeschooling

  Ten years sounds like such a long time.  With this being our official tenth-year, ComputerGuy pointed it out to me that it’s also my official halfway point.  With FixerGirl turning eight, that means I have just ten more years of this wonderful experiment left.  Ten down, ten to go!  Milestone!! With that being said,…

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