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what your messy house says about you

This post has been a longtime coming. I’ve written and re-written in my head, in my sleep, in my minivan as I turn up the radio. It’s not the thing I want to write- not here, not now, not on the internet. But sometimes there’s something that just wants to be said, and I guess this is one of those things. So here we go.  We started back to homeschooling towards the end of August. With…

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a summer’s worth of posts

I had high hopes for blogging this summer. Well, not that high. I guess it would be more accurate to say I had a few things that I had hoped to write about in the sunny months behind us. A steady stream of things distracted me and so here we are in August, and those things I meant to write are still just things I meant to write. Until now. Here’s the quick list of my…

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the hard work of parenting

This summery Monday morning finds us all outside in the backyard. We’re cleaning up from the aftermath of a gathering we hosted yesterday, so there are coolers to drain, chairs to collect, and pieces here and there to sort. We finished clean up and I started pulling weeds, trying to manage the ridiculous amount of uninvited growth that has popped up between the rose bushes we planted (“Oh! Are we growing grass with the roses?” asked the…

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152 insights into my soul motherhood

the difference in a decade

My oldest turns twelve this Sunday. Twelve. The number before thirteen. Twelve. Halfway to twenty-four. Twelve. Four years to driving.  One dozen years of motherhood all wrapped up in that gangly boy whose head is inching up by the day. Today I still look over him, but tomorrow… well, we’ll be eye to eye pretty soon. And now he’s almost twelve. It snowed a few days back, and he shoveled the walks, threw snowballs at…

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152 insights into my soul motherhood

for the days you doubt your calling

I woke up today feeling the weight of the week ahead. Of course there’s the usual Monday stuff, get the school work going and dive back into the weekday rhythm and prep for Tuesdays which we spend as part of a homeschool community. But today’s Monday morning included the added details  of preparing for a road trip. For the seven of us. Leaving tomorrow. I drank my coffee slowly, kids wandering in and out of the…

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