Category Archives: Life

Settling In

Please share:Settling In We moved a few weeks ago. Since that time, a lot of people have asked if we’re settling in. That’s a complicated question. In one way, yes, we are settled. The few items we brought with us … Continue reading

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Grief 101: Teaching the Hard Lessons

Please share:Grief 101: Teaching the Hard Lessons She woke up yesterday morning, crying about a dream she’d had, grieving the loss of a beloved pet that had to be re-homed. It has been three weeks since we moved to our … Continue reading

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Dear Mom Struggling with Guilt and Shame

Please share:Dear Mom Struggling with Guilt and Shame, I don’t know what brought you to this place. It might have been some form of domestic abuse, financial problems, homeschooling woes, public schooling woes, health concerns, family issues, choices your children … Continue reading

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Be a Lifeline

Please share: Be a Lifeline When I was in high school and college, my favorite book was a novel about a young woman who married, somewhat impulsively, the man of her dreams. She soon found out that his deceased wife … Continue reading

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What a Half-Gallon of Apple Juice Taught Me About Parenting

Please share:The Day I Thought I Had It All Together and Was Proved Wrong We were early in our homeschooling journey when it happened. The morning was progressing smoothly in preparation for starting our homeschool lessons. I was feeling pretty … Continue reading

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To: My Invisible Friends

Please share: To: My “Invisible” Friends I have not been ignoring you. I heard the cry of your heart when you said you felt invisible to all but your online community. I heard the anguish of needing that local connection, … Continue reading

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If You’re Ready to Give Up . . .

Please share: If You’re Ready to Give Up . . . Last week began with our “new normal” schedule, with a little visit to my family doctor thrown in on Monday afternoon. I wanted to talk with him about a … Continue reading

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Labels Have a Place: Thoughts on Labeling Children with Special Needs

Please share:  *This article was originally published in March 2012. It has been revised and updated. Labels Have a Place: Thoughts on Labeling Children with Special Needs I have spent years of my life searching for answers for my daughter. I … Continue reading

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10 Things I Learned About Myself This Week

Please share: 10 Things I Learned About Myself This Week If you’re counting on an update on my reading and writing activities this week, I’m afraid that I’m a complete failure. Am I reading? Yes. Am I writing? Yes, more … Continue reading

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God Behind the Scenes

Please share: God Behind the Scenes We had VBS every night last week, and then we went to Teach Them Diligently Convention in Dallas over the weekend. Now we’re getting ready to attend church camp. I am still working on … Continue reading

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