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    Enslaved (to technology) or Free?

    It’s a rainy Friday evening but inside it’s warm and the atmosphere is alive with excitement. I’m blessed to be selling Ugandan jewelry at an African celebration.  Drums beat in a next door room, people in breath-taking, colorful clothing are everywhere.  A sweet man makes me tea and brings it to my table.  I smile…

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    The Truth about Socialization.

    If you’re a home educator or are thinking about home education, prepare yourself.  You will likely be flooded with questions and skepticism about this concept of socialization. It is, in my opinion, one of the most misunderstood aspects of home education.  It is also one of the foundational reasons why so…

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    Questioning Food and dropping SUGAR… eeek!

    I’m on a bit of a kick right now when it comes to habits.  I’ve been really challenged from within to make some big changes and what better place to share than here?  🙂 So… food.  I love food.  I love all kinds of food.  I have especially been…

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    Listening.

      So, I run now.  Ha!  Me.  And, if I can run, ANY ONE can run.  (I’m just adding that as a preface, in case you think I’m some fitness guru – I’m not.  Four months ago, I hadn’t ‘formally’ exercised in years.) But now?  In the mornings, the…

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    About Mama’s Screen Time

    The hilarious thing about this post is this –  the entire thing was written once and got deleted somehow.  So, I’m now needing to spend MORE screen time to re-write it.  Oh, the irony. You may have noticed that I’ve been quiet lately.  I certainly don’t win the award for ‘most consistent…

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    “Christian” Opinions vs. Love

    For years, I thought I knew a whole lot about a whole lot.  I had an opinion for everything, many of which made it to the pages of this blog.  I’ve had so many people email me and message me requesting past articles and commentaries that I’ve since deleted. …

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    After.

    “After the kids grow up, then, life will begin!” “I couldn’t WAIT for mine to get out!” “Got your hands full, eh?  Must drive you nuts bringing them here!” Take your children to the grocery store with a great big smile on your face and see how people respond.  I…

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    Nurturing Healthy Body Image in Our Girls

    Moms, our girls are drowning in a sea of lies about their bodies and what beauty really means.  This series comes from a place deep within my heart.  If we want our daughters to grow up believing they are beautifully and wonderfully made by a creator who loves them…

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    Diary of a Spoiled Brat.

    Our car is broken again. We borrowed my parents’ second car on Saturday so we could go shopping for the new car we didn’t want to buy when we spent another $100 or so a couple of weeks ago on our current car (which is still broken, remember). My…