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The public school parent’s guide to learning at home

Earlier this month, our family reached a new milestone: both of our daughters are now in public school – all day, every day. This has been a bittersweet transition for us, but it has been made easier by the fact that both of my children genuinely love school and are endlessly enthusiastic about learning. As (read more…)

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Simple ways to look modern when wearing vintage

This time a year ago, I would never have given wearing vintage clothes a second thought. I had long been stuck in a t-shirt and jeans rut and I knew I wanted a change, but nothing about knowing how to style an outfit comes naturally to me. Thankfully, this was around the time Pinterest began (read more…)

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7 simple ways to help a friend move

My friend Courtney smiled brightly and pushed open her screen door. My four-year-old daughter made her way to the toys, waiting to be played with in Courtney’s living room, while I said thank you! thank you so much! over and over again. A few weeks ago, our family moved from our small town in western (read more…)

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Spirit-Led Parenting: overcoming the fear of freedom

Freedom. This powerful word evokes strong feelings in each of us. For some, it conjure flag-waving and patriotism. For others, it speaks to the purpose of a spiritual faith. In Western culture, freedom is honored, cherished, and pursued. Who would be afraid of freedom? As it turns out, we were. My friend Laura and I (read more…)

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Honoring the spirit of generosity in our children

Last month, I went to Nashville for the BlissDom blogging conference. I wanted to bring home something for each of my girls, a little treat from my trip. The first day of the conference offered me the chance to shop the delightful wares at the Handmade Marketplace. I realized as I browsed the booths that (read more…)

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