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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 →

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Back in May 2015, while trying to plan and pack for a cross-country from Alaska to Georgia and eventually an international move from the USA to Saudi Arabia, I pondered the idea of the stories we tell ourselves.

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 →

Informed Consent?

I’ve been doing some reading about exactly how hormone based birth control works.

Value Transference

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:4-9

These verses give us a great example for us as to what parental instruction and value transference looks like. Truly, I like to think of these verses as an unschooler’s handbook. ...

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Incomplete Thoughts

I think one of the reasons I’ve resisted blogging for so long is that I feel like everything I put out there must be this complete, well rounded thought. But the fact is, most of what I think and write… Continue Reading →

Best Laid Plans

the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry Robert Burns, To a Mouse

I’m good at planning. I love considering all the pieces and imagining what order they will best fit together. Our first year homeschooling was well planned. We used Five in a Row, Te...

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