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Read in September

Happy Fall! Here’s what I’ve been reading. The Fringe Hours, by Jessica Turner: I’ve been meaning to read this for awhile and picked it up when I saw it on the library’s “new” shelf. While I don’t think I learned anything new about time management, it was a great encouragement to prioritize my passions over unnecessary activities. Just M…

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If You Aren’t “Beyond Consequences”: Adoption Resources

I have had a number of people read my review of Beyond Consequences and contact me asking for adoption resources that I do recommend, since I am definitely not a fan of that particular series. Here is what I have found to be helpful as we parent our kids! First, here is a collection of resources I put together in 2013: Adoption Resources…

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Read in June

Summer reading! Gotta love it. My reading list is growing like crazy, thanks to the Happy Hour podcast, in which host Jamie Ivey and her guest discuss what they’re reading on each episode.  The Real Thing: Lessons on Love and Life from a Wedding Reporter’s Notebook, by Ellen McCarthy: I got this recommendation off a summer read…

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Books to Read in 2015!

I love books. My Kindle, nightstand, library request list, and Amazon wishlist are perpetually full. Here’s a peek at what I hope to read in 2015, in no particular order: The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents, by Ronald Kessler First Family: Abigail and John, by Joseph J. Ellis. The Hid…

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Tuesday Treats: 8-5-14

Happy Tuesday! Can you believe it’s already August? Why is the house messy? Wise? Generous? What do these things look like in parenting? We’re working on the Couch to 5K plan! Join us? Mommy Guilt and the Cross One mom’s perspective on raising a baby with drug exposure. It’s a tough gig. I really want to try the Pioneer Woman’s salsa.…

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The Best Pencil Sharpener Ever

Yes, I realize what it says about my life when I get wildly excited about a really good pencil sharpener. That aside, anyone who sharpens pencils needs to know about this. My poor husband has been subject to multiple forty-five minute rants about the difficulties caused by children + pencils. My word. I don’t know how pencils got to be su…

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Tuesday Treats: 7-29-14

Happy Tuesday! To My Future Daughter-In-Law Ten Reasons to Memorize Big Chunks of the Bible Stop Waiting to Be Happy Amazing Flourless Brownies: these really are amazing, and a huge hit with my gluten-free/dairy-free kids! They taste like brownies, not a sad gluten-free imitation. Special Needs Parenting: I Give You Permission Chatt…

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Tuesday Treats: 7-22-14

Happy Tuesday! Ten Boy-Mom “Musts”: Could not stop laughing out loud at this post. I really don’t know what to do with my boys, but this post gave me hope that all the crazy things I notice are completely normal. What I’ve Learned in Twenty Years of Marriage: So good. On Parenting Teens That Struggle: In a shiny-perfect-fake Facebook w…

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King Academy Curriculum: 2014-2015

I can’t believe I just typed “2015” into the title. 2015? How did we (almost) get there? Anyway. We’re starting a new school year at King Academy, our fourth year. Vernon is starting fifth grade, and Brooklyn is starting third grade. Emma (4) is eagerly doing as much “school” as I’ll give her! Seth is busy with his play kitchen and train…

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Tuesday Treats: 7-15-14

Happy Tuesday! Why all those years of lost sleep spent parenting are worth it 30 reasons your kids might be crying How to remove scratches from any DVD: I wasn’t sure this would work (toothpaste? diet soda?), but it fixed several of our scratched DVDs! I’m sure I’ve posted this before, but it’s one of…

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