Category Archives: parenting

Change People’s Lives

This sweet girl challenged me today. “Mom, you should write a blog post that changes people’s lives.” “OK. What should it say?” “Tell them Jesus loves them,” is her request. So… Jesus loves you. A lot. And He’s ready for … Continue reading

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Defying Death

You’re afraid of death. You’re afraid of death, so you listen to lies about it. Lies like: Death is just a natural part of the “circle” of life. Grieving parents need time to find a “new normal”. It’s best not … Continue reading

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Food Allergy Mom Talks Back

My daughter has a peanut allergy. Translation: My daughter is used as an excuse for people to say all manner of crazy things to me. 1. Oh, they can be desensitized for that now. 2. No one has the right … Continue reading

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Unforgiven

What makes our home school different from other schools? There are so many options for education, how do I know I’ve made the best choice? There’s really only one thing that really matters. Only one thing that truly transforms our … Continue reading

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The Ten Worst Things About Homeschooling

  A guest post written by my oldest daughter: 1) You never get anything done. I’m so busy working on my NaNoWriMo novel from November that I can’t (sanely) join Script Frenzy this April. I haven’t even started editing my novel … Continue reading

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Our Seuss Celebration

It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday today, and that calls for a celebration. We read a stack of books, sometimes searching for rhyming words and sometimes following the “you read ALL the words, Mom” method. We made Oobleck, a giggle-inducing combination of … Continue reading

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Sex. (Or, Psst… Hey, Christian Parents!)

News flash: it’s OK to talk to your kids about sex.     I’m taking on a topic that’s far too big for li’l ol’ me to handle. I know that. But I went to the doctor the other day … Continue reading

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