There’s Nothing Routine About Routine

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Like that lovely screenshot? Today, Lisa-Jo Baker and I are chatting via Google Hangout about her book, Surprised by Motherhood! She’s 8 chapters into her book club right now and I hope you’ll take a few minutes to hear her words (and mine, too) about two of my favorite chapters in her book.  You cannot walk […]

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Making Your Car a Sanctuary

Making your car a sanctuary. // ohAmanda.com

I’ve always wanted our kids to feel the most comfortable, the most celebrated and the most accepted in our home. My friend Kat takes it a step further and says she wants her children to feel God’s presence–his peace, love and goodness when they climb into the minivan after school and practices.  I love the […]

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Well, hello there!

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It’s been a whole month since I’ve been in these here parts! During my little bloggy break, as you know, Asa started kindergarten. With our homeschool-hybrid, he goes to school two days a week with Lydia. I assumed those two days–MY two alone days would be full of answering my emails, finishing posts I’ve had in my […]

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Asa’s First Day of Kindergarten

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My boy starts kindergarten today. KINDERGARTEN. When I filled out his application for our hybrid homeschool, one of the questions was, “Where does he excel?”. I think they were looking for an answer like “reading” or “math”. Even though I’ve been homeschooling him the last few years, it’s been very student-led, very low-key and very […]

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God’s Little Explorers

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Apparently it’s a thing in the homeschool-blogging world to share your curriculum choices at the beginning of each school year. I totally love this idea and I love reading through all the fun ideas and plans people have for their kids. Alas, this is not that post. You may have gathered that follow-through is not […]

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Duct Tape & Tshirts

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So. My little girl went to camp. And guess what? SHE LOVED IT. She had the absolute time of her life. It was THE camp experience I wanted her to have. The camp experience we prayed for! She told me she wasn’t nervous the entire week! Her counselor said all the girls in the cabin […]

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Our New Favorite Coloring Book

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Isn’t this lovely? Lydia colored and decorated it the other day. It’s from our new favorite coloring book, What’s in the Bible? Coloring Book. My kids must color. Know what I mean? Like sometimes they just need to be sitting down, letting their little hands work and their little minds be creative. Sometimes when the house […]

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