Sullivan Luke and Kalinda Joy // Wild and Three!

My Dearest Sully Bear and Kali Cat, You will be three tomorrow. And as your mom—the woman who ached for your presence before you were conceived, who prayed and loved you into ...

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Charleston Michael // Half Way to Eight!

Dear Charleston, As I type this, you are sitting across the dining table from me. Poking up from above the back of my computer screen is the Cars baseball cap that perpetually ...

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Let’s Play! Board Games Your Kids (and You) Will Love!

How do you feel about board games (or, as my 3-year-old nephew calls them, “people games”)? Personally, I’m a big fan and always have been. We played a lot of games when ...

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Kalinda Joy and Sullivan Luke // Two-and-a-Half!

Dear Kali Joy and Sully Luke, We have a big milestone coming up: this Sunday you will celebrate your half birthday, which means one thing: it’s time for your biannual letter/update. And ...

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My Magnificent Seven-Year-Old

Dear Charleston Michael, I clearly remember my own seventh birthday. Your Oma and Opa took me and Uncle Austin (who was just a baby at the time) to Knott’s Berry Farm for ...

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Two Wild: Kali and Sully Turn Two!

Dear Kalinda and Sullivan, Happy second birthday to two remarkable humans who just happen to be my own darling babies. You’re really and truly big kids (well, big little kids) now! Never ...

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Homeschooling First Grade: Our Game Plan for This Year

As a homeschooling mom, I’m always interested in seeing what my fellow homeschoolers are up to: What curriculum are they using? How are they structuring their days? Where are their kids getting ...

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Charleston Michael // Six-and-a-Half!

Dear Charleston Michael (My Very Favorite Six-and-a-Half-Year-Old), You celebrated a half birthday last week, crossing that all-important midway point between one year and the next. I don’t know where the time has ...

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Bibles for Littles: Five of Our Favorites

There is a lot that goes into the spiritual education of our children, but a huge component is, of course, exposing them to Scripture. I’m a big believer in the importance of ...

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Mother’s Day: It’s Complicated

I was an adult before it occurred to me that Mother’s Day might be a hard or complicated holiday for some people. From my privileged position as the daughter of a remarkable ...

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