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Series: Let It Go

Let It Go: What I Haven’t Let Go

This is the last post in the “Let It Go” series. Did you think I had let the series go? I wrote this post in July on a road trip, and it got abandoned in a Word document. Oops! Here you go. With all this “letting go”, I’m beginning to find joy in what I haven’t let go. The near-constant hands-on help, the anti-depression medication, an…

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Let It Go: Doing It All

Even after being a Christian for over a decade, I still have a tendency to be an over-achiever, a perfectionist. By the grace of God, I no longer find my identity in being the best of the best, as I once did. However, one glance at Facebook or my blog feed and the familiar temptations creep in. “You can do more. You can do better.” When…

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Let It Go: Dealing With Anxiety and Depression On My Own

I have dealt with anxiety on and off since childhood, but in the last two years it has become a constant, unwelcome companion, escalating to full-blown panic attacks in recent months. Depression joined the mix this spring as I found myself struggling to leave my bedroom each morning, knowing that chaos waited on the other side. I wrestled…

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Let It Go: Grocery Shopping With Children

Y’all, I hate grocery shopping. I know I should appreciate the fact that I can choose from 4859 varieties of cereal and 27 kinds of milk, but in reality I just get through the task each week because I like to eat. Should we ever have money just lying around, I would absolutely use a grocery delivery service. And get a weekly massage. Anyw…

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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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