Adopted by the King
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Green Light

First, a public service announcement: If you have a child between two and six years old, add this clock to the top of their Christmas list immediately. Or your list. Whatever. You’re welcome. We’ve used this clock since Emma was two, and it has been a real help in the early morning hours. The clock’s light stays red until the “alarm” tim…

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What I Learned in September

Goodbye, September (what?!), hello October! I needed home life to be easier. Sending Vernon to public school gave me back huge reserves of emotional energy and cut my one-room schoolhouse from three grade levels (plus Seth) to two. While this blessing was apparent every day, I was still overloaded at home. I was struggling with loads of n…

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For The Love

This post is part of Jen Hatmaker’s “For the Love” Blog Tour, which I am delighted to be a part of along with many other inspiring bloggers.  To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE. “Let’s lay down our junk, our wonky junk that messes up relationships and community and togetherness. We won’t let our own crazy stop us from affirming…

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King, Party of SEVEN!

We went to Kyle Field for PJ’s 30th birthday…and brought another little teammate along! King Kid 5 is due in April!   We are thankful for this new little life! Thanks to Shep McAllister (and a random Aggie at the game) for the pictures.…

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A Thousand Deaths

We’re still visiting churches in Waco. We’ve identified a few churches that could be a good fit for our family in terms of beliefs, values, and activities. I am so ready to have a church home and develop deep relationships. As we were deciding where to go to church this past Sunday, PJ told me where he wanted to go. I replied that I would…

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Let It Go: Classical Education

I’ve been a huge fan of classical education since reading The Well-Trained Mind in 2011. I used the classical model to homeschool Vernon and Brooklyn until this spring, and I think it’s a fantastic way to educate children. However, the time has come to LET IT GO…at least for now. The classical model requires a lot of hands-on effort from…

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Let It Go: House Cleaning

I’ve spent my fair share of hours reading blogs and designing chore charts—for the kids and myself. But no matter the schedule, house cleaning was always first to go in a busy day. Now, we live in a house that is far larger than I can keep clean because of our need for five bedrooms. Between moving, homeschooling, and kid crises, there w…

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Let It Go: Potty Training!

Don’t worry, we haven’t totally given up expecting Seth to use the potty. Actually, he’s doing really well! We’ve now done several outings in underwear, and he is finally willing to use the potty for number two. Anyway. For my first round of potty training, I bought a $20 E-book(!!!) that basically said…take away all the diapers forever.…

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Let It Go: GFDF

Over the last two years, we found that eating gluten-free and dairy-free (GFDF) really affects our older kids’ behavior for the better. Their grades improve, they can focus, and they can play! It was really a helpful thing for our family for a long time, but now…we’ve let it go. It was so hard for me to give this up! But it was harder to…

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Let It Go

Today I’m starting a new series about what God has been doing in my heart and our family’s life over the last few months. We moved to Waco in the spring because we thought we had hit the bottom in terms of fatigue and parenting challenges. Turns out, we hadn’t, and there were even more challenging times ahead. Over the last few months as…

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