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Finding Joy in Another Clean Window

We’re spring cleaning around here, a little bit at a time.  A few hours after Miss 14 and I finished this window area, the sun shone in and made the plants glow. That sunshine brought joy, but it wouldn’t have if we had not stopped to see it, pay attention to it, and be thankful for it.  Perhaps […]

Review: More than Just the Talk by Jonathan McKee

I just finished a book that made me so uncomfortable I didn’t want other people to see me reading it.  Usually feeling that way is a warning that something bad is going on, but in this case I think it was a good thing.   You see, I was learning about how parents can counter the […]

Review: Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

We moms often focus on habits.  We try to develop good habits in our children, we use habits to make our homeschools function more effectively, and we harness the power of habit to help our lives run more smoothly. Over a century ago, Charlotte Mason wrote a lot about the importance of cultivating habits in […]

Review: The Fringe Hours by Jessica N. Turner

We homeschooling moms are busy.  Often too busy.  Our families sometimes suffer, and so do we.  Now, when God calls us to be super busy, that is fine;  life has such seasons and, as Tricia Goyer pointed out in her book Balanced, when we realize we can’t manage on our own we are more aware of our […]

A Christian Homeschooler on The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo is a best seller, not only on Amazon and the New York Times, but also internationally.  You’re probably thinking the same thing I was. An international best seller about tidying up?  How is that possible?    Not being a naturally tidy person (although it’s amazing how […]

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