Category Archives: Parenting

A Mom’s Resume

Today I applied for a temporary position at Amazon answering phones and helping with orders from home. It will be interesting to see if I get the job (ie. how desperately do they need help?!) If so, it will the … Continue reading

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Seven Quick Takes: Oct 3, 2015

Fall is upon us, and we have so much to be thankful for… (1) Pears on the trees: (2) A new chicken tractor that friends drove all the way from Indiana to gift to us. (3) A new goat on … Continue reading

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The Fix It Brothers are on their way!

Look what Nona sent The Fix-It Brothers!!! All they need now is to learn how to fix things, and they’re ready for business!

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Dear Momma: YOU are what your kids need

Many years ago, when I had several young children at home and was lamenting about our homeschooling method (if you can call lack of structure, continual procrastination, total chaos, and disorganization a “method,”) a fellow mom said one of the … Continue reading

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Sometimes love is messy

. I don’t have it all together. I’m not always (or even usually) organized, neat, or responsible. We leave dishes in the sink and laundry piled on the beds. We let the kids play in dirt and mud. They climb trees and … Continue reading

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In answer to a long-lost comment… do we have “too many” children?

A long time ago, someone left a comment here, expressing their disapproval of our “large” family.  I never wrote back because I was angry and hurt and didn’t feel capable of responding in a kind way.  Instead, I saved her … Continue reading

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A well-trained militia

We’ve been looking forward to Jon’s family coming to visit since they pulled out of our driveway six weeks ago.  As soon they got out of the van, the men-folk headed to the backyard to set up for the weekend … Continue reading

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