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Hello December!

Although Spring is the best season; December is one of my favorite months! I do not love December for the weather, although I’ve lived in the Midwest most of my life– I’m a native southern Californian and will never acclimate to the cold temperatures!  If it’s gotta be cold, I at least want some snow,…

Hope in Spite of Weariness: Finding Strength

  It’s so beautiful outside!  The trees are all scarlet and golden and bright oranges this year. The leaves have been falling in what the kidlets like to call “leaf storms,” swirling and flying every direction on their way down. Soon we’ll make huge piles of them, and I’ll do our annual leaf photo-shoot with…

Topics: Goals, Peace

Be the Calm Mom: 5 Tips to Help De-stress

“Motherhood is not a hobby. It is a calling. It is not something we do if we can squeeze the time in. It is what God has given you time for.” -Neil Anderson Sometimes life for a can feel like a constant stream of requests and demands, non-stop mommy-taxi service, errands, “have-to-do’s” and appointments. It’s…

Topics: Goals, Peace

Too Busy, Busy, Busy!!

This has been a week of nonstop places to go, people to see, activities and classes, projects and practices!  Soccer started this week, so now we’ve got that added to the calendar, along with our usual school day, weekly classes and extracurricular activities. We’ve made it through the typical “February Slump” of Homeschooling, the month that…

Topics: Goals, Peace

The Word Collector

I am a logophile.  A lover of words.  A word collector.  A vocabulary-expander.  I’ve recently found that Pinterest has compilations of rarely-used, and often obscure and unknown words.  Some are English words, some are Japanese, Mandarin, Gaelic, Latin, etc.  Some have meanings that have no equivalent words in the English language.  I like those the best….

Topics: Peace, Words

Winter Warmth

Since I missed out on 16 years of snow and ice and wind chills and these lovely freezing temperatures when I was a kid growing up out west, I like to think I’m making up for it now.   I’m not a fan of the cold temps at all… but give me a nice, deep snow…

Topics: Peace, Stories

R & R

“Peace doesn’t mean to be in a place where there’s no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things, and despite them, calm resides in your heart.” When I was young, peace wasn’t something that even registered on my radar.  Not consciously, at least.  I’ve always been an…

Topics: Peace, Stories