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The time is now (Senior mom series)

There are so many clichés about being a high school senior. People will say, “This is only the beginning” or “The adventure begins here.” The quotes go on and they are all the same, it’s great to be a senior. You’re leaving the nest and stretching out your wings. You’ll still depend on your parents

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Declutter Project: Kitchen Desk

I’m getting started with my decluttering project. I’m still not committed to calling it minimalism just yet as really all I’ve done is the cleaning out of one space. I have made a decision though and I think that is a start. I’m part of a FB group called Uncluttered. I’ve just started the course

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New Project: 2017

I’m going to try something new. I’ll be linking some videos in my blog and let you walk through this process with me. (Gloria informed me that I videoed this wrong. I’ll do better next time Glo.) This is going to hurt. (emotionally, not physically)

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My kids are a construction zone

I’m sitting in a Starbucks waiting on Glo while she is at basketball practice and I’ve found myself with a few minutes to reflect. It’s a little too air conditioned in here and it looks like the weather might finally be turning to fall.  I spent the better part of yesterday in tears and today I

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Thank you, election season, for stealing my children’s innocence

  Dear Whoever Hung the Republican Party Propaganda on My Door so that I Know for Whom to Vote, First I don’t want you to be mistaken, I am 100% pro-life and will vote pro-life when it is possible, so I get you. I know you wanted me to know the pro-life candidates. I just wanted

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My girl, Glo

I have 4 amazing daughters. They are all talented and funny and beautiful. I have this one kid though…that well…she’s a bit of a ham. What people don’t know about her is that though she puts on the facade of being an air head, she’s actually really smart. She’s a thinker and super intuitive. She’s

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On turning 39

I haven’t written in a while. My focus is on my girls and words float in my head. Ideas of things I want to write, things I want to say, but time keeps moving forward and I busily move from one task to the next. Now, I just had a birthday and I have all

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Words from a friend

I met my friend Karen about 10 years ago. At the time she was teaching for a virtual school that we are no longer a part of. She was my assigned teacher. When I first started using the school for curriculum I decided that when I had to talk to my assigned teacher the conversation

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Goals for the New Year 2016: Here We Go Again.

A few people shared their goals for the new year on yesterday’s post and I was quite inspired by my cousin, Hannah. I too need to strengthen my prayer life. Our Bible study has taken a break for the holiday season and that has left me a little unfocused. So though most of my goals

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Our Favorite “Hands On” Math Tools, Your homeschool Christmas List.

I’ve taught math all the way from preschool through the 8th grade and these are time tested tools that we’ve used over the years and really couldn’t live with out. I’d put them on my Christmas list if I were you. If you have littles these will change the way you teach forever. If you

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Catlin Camping

Some time has past and I’ve been so busy these last few weeks that I’ve had little time to catch up on anything I WANT to do.  I am getting the HAVE to’s done.  Writing this post has been on my WANT list since we came home. Camping was beyond what I had hoped.  I