There’s a New Teen in Town!

This week we celebrated the 13th birthday of our eldest daughter Audrey. Yes, we have a new teenager in town. It’s exciting and scary at the same time — the scary part being how quickly time is passing! To celebrate, we went bowling and played in the arcade with some of her closest friends. I feel…

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Twelve years with our furry first “daughter”

Last night we said goodbye to our furry first “daughter,” our Siberian husky Pinge (ping-gah). Her name means “falling snow” in the native language of the Siberian Chukchi people, so it seems especially appropriate that snow was falling on her last day with us, creating a peaceful, powdery soft white blanket for her to slowly…

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Saying Goodbye to Superwoman

When I began homeschooling in 2010, I was surprised how many of my non-homeschooling mom friends commended me for my decision. “You homeschool? Oh, that’s so great — you are so amazing to be doing that.” Or… “Wow, you must be really patient — I know I could never get my kid(s) to let me…

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God’s Gifts This Week: Jan. 14-22

This is a new practice for me: Making a habit of thanksgiving. As I look back at this week’s list, some captured through the camera’s eye and others quickly tapped into my iPhone, I can see that I haven’t quite slowed down enough to take note of all His gracious gifts. I know there were…

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