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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Disabled Motherhood

I sometimes envy people who are able to take life at face value, living out their days without over-analysis or intensive probing and rethinking. That is not me. I regularly examine every ...

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Sullivan Luke and Kalinda Joy // Eighteen Months Old!

Dear Kalinda and Sullivan, Happy EIGHTEEN MONTHS, you two! You celebrated your half birthday this past Saturday, and this mama cannot believe how quickly you are growing up. I thought life sped ...

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Tried-and-True Toddler & Kid Discoveries Too Good to Keep to Ourselves

By now, y’all know how much I enjoy sharing product discoveries with you here on the blog. Between Christmas, Charleston’s birthday, and my usual parent- and homeschooling- product searching, our family has ...

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Charleston Michael // SIX Years Old!

Happy Birthday, Charleston! This past Saturday, we celebrated six years of life with YOU—the boy who made me a mom, and who continues to be my pride and joy and to carry ...

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