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My daughter hates goodbyes. She cries when we leave birthday parties. She cried a few days ago when we left her grandparents’ house. As much as we assured her that Nanny and Pa only live an hour and a half away and we can see them any time, her tears would not cease. I have [...]
And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. His mercy extends to [...]
Just a quick note to let you know I am featured over on Momma Be Thy Name today as part of her Momma’s Twelve Days of Christmas guest posts! My topic: Trying to find appropriate heroes for my kids to look up to. (Think fictional Christmas characters, Justin Bieber, and salvia-smoking teens.) Enjoy!
Sorry for the lack of posts. Seriously, I have about 10 ideas floating around up there, but I have been busy with the following: Arguing with Ephraim about whether or not it’s pajama day at school. Evidently “we didn’t get a note” does not fit in with the cognitive skills of a four year old. [...]
So I thought I’d post some of my favorite reads from this year, as well as books I would like to read in 2012. I’ve organized the books into 3 groups: Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Educational. Within the lists they are in random order. Read in 2011 Fiction The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton – This [...]
So I found out that an Orthodox blogger I occasionally read had her second miscarriage in a year last week. (Blessings on you, Matushka Anna.) After reading about the happenings of the past few days, I read through some posts on baby she lost earlier in the year, whom they named Innocent. I was surprised [...]
“If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.” – Maria Montessori So a few days ago I blogged about being more intentional and having a vision for my family. My first step was to pull The Intentional Family from the shelf [...]
The Advent season is upon us. We are anticipating the birth of Christ, much like Mary did so many years ago. As I continue to reflect on my mothering and how to be more intentional with my children, I never want to forget the big-ness of it all, the awe of seeing my children for [...]
This is a well-known poem, but such a beautiful one! Pay close attention to the last two lines. A Blessing by James Wright Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota, Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass. And the eyes of those two Indian ponies Darken with kindness. They have come gladly out of the [...]
There have been very few moments when I was as proud of my husband as I was Sunday night. In almost twelve years together, he has gone from part rock star, part introvert 21-year-old to a man of integrity, depth, and amazing people skills. (Not that I didn’t love the rock star Steven.) As I [...]