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Arabic Homeschooling Network Interview

In January of 2017 I was interviewed by the Arabic Homeschooling Network. The interview was shown in October of 2017. I am so grateful to be interviewed by the Arabic Homeschooling Network. It was such a neat experience. The interview was… Continue Reading →

Exploring Unschooling Podcast Interview: Unschooling Around the World (#83)

In the summer of 2017 I was interviewed by Pam Laricchia on the Exploring Unschooling podcast. It was a great experience and I was honored to be a part such a great project. I do feel like a rambled a… Continue Reading →

For the Love of Learning Show Interview: Home Education in Challenging Situations (#90)

In the beginning of 2017 I was once again among a panel of guests interviewed on the For the Love of Learning Show – Voices of the Alternative Education Movement with host Lainie Liberti. The show topic was “Home Education in… Continue Reading →

For the Love of Learning Show Interview: Unschooling Around the World (#25)

In the summer of 2015, I was among a panel of guests interviewed on the For the Love of Learning Show – Voices of the Alternative Education Movement with host Lainie  Liberti. The show topic was “Unschooling Around the World.” I… Continue Reading →

Where Feminism and Religion Intersect

I’ve recently become acquainted with the term intersectional feminism. As I understand it, intersectional feminism seeks to understand feminism as it intersects with other aspects of women’s lives. Well, here’s how feminism intersects with this conservative, Christian woman’s life.

Life in Riyadh

Who knew that life in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia would end up being this wonderful balance of isolation, adventure, and modern convenience! So far I’m really liking our life in KSA. It’s strange, I kinda feel like I should be posting… Continue Reading →

Reflections Upon Arriving in Saudi Arabia

Two days after our family arrived to our new home in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia I was prompted towards this hindsight reflection of our journey here.

Exploring Faith, Trust, Fear, and Human Failings in a Love Letter to My Husband

Part of our move to Saudi Arabia involved my husband going there first, leaving the kids and I with family in the US. We knew there would be a separation, but hoped it wouldn’t be that long. After a few… Continue Reading →

Mindfulness in the Midst of Exhaustion

Why do I feel bad about setting firm limits about what I’m willing to do when I know I’m at my limit? I want to own my choices, my work, and be content that I am enough. But honestly, it… Continue Reading →

Insulated Life

I live an insulated life. Sometimes I forget what a wonderfully insulated life God has blessed us with. We get to travel a lot and see many different cultures and ways of living. My husband is able to provide a… Continue Reading →

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