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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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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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RAD: Bad, Sad, Glad

Our oldest two children were formally diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) in April. Having been living the reality of this disorder for years, the diagnosis came as a relief. But as the catchy rhyming words in the post title point out, a diagnosis of RAD brings about a number of emotions. Bad What’s so bad about Reactive At…

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Getting Help

This article was posted on the special-needs parenting blog Not Alone last week and couldn’t have been more timely for me: When Mama Needs Help Because the time has definitely come: this mama needs help. Our son’s running away unleashed a pent-up deluge of negative emotions that I’ve been pushing aside for a long time. In the days followi…

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