How to make Mother's Day More Meaningful
family, holidays

How to Make Mother’s Day More Meaningful

I don’t know about you, but bringing up Mother’s Day as a homeschool mom seems sort of . . .  I don’t know . . . anti-climactic? Where’s the surprise? And a child’s simple joy at surprising mom? I mean, you could gather all the supplies and leave the room. But we all know how that would turn out. And…

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Is God good
faith, holidays

Is God good?

A recent comment, words of encouragement. “You will again call God good.” Pause for reflection. I’ve cried out in anguish with a sorrow so deep there were not words to attach to the prayer. I’ve cried out in anger over sliced hot dogs, snipped drawstrings and safety fences that in the end were not enough to spare my little boy…

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holidays, writing

Setting Goals for the New Year

2016 was pretty good to me. Nothing particularly spectacular happened. The railroad is slowing down so money is tighter. Watching the furloughs (basically lay offs) leaves a little anxiety as we wonder just how deep they will go and just how much seniority will be necessary to survive them. Demands on my time are greater. As my children get older,…

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faith, holidays, homeschooling

Capturing the wonder of Christmas

This year, I bought myself a present. I took pretty much all of the money I had left from my blogging account and purchased myself one of my favorite Christmas traditions from my time in Germany: a Kerzenpyramide. Each eveving when I light the candles, the children sit, waiting in anticipation for the blades to begin to turn. The shadows…

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culture, holidays, humor, Uncategorized

Thank you, Donald Trump

Dear Mr. Trump (because Dear The Donald just sounds awkward), I must thank you for being the first candidate to tackle one of the biggest issues of our time. It may, in fact, be the only one that really matters. I feel strongly about this. I don’t usually talk politics on this blog. It is my happy place. It is…

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