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Poem: Book Learning

I‘ve always loved reading. For as long as I can remember, I have turned to books for entertainment and comfort — and also for information and wisdom. So when I was pregnant with my daughter, Lucy (and even more so after she was born), I naturally devoured any book on pregnancy or childcare I could (read more…)

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Weekend links

Hide and seek :: Slow Your Home Staying connected as a family when family time is limited :: Fried Okra An overabundance of opinions: the case for climbing down from the social media soapbox :: The Happiest Home If you haven’t yet, go take our super-short, super-fun, super-make-your-weekend reader survey! “Besides the noble art of (read more…)

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My love language is food

My husband and I recently met some new friends. We immediately felt a warmth and connection, a desire to know them more. We’ve been doing this friendship thing for almost 23 years now, forming new bonds with other people, together as a couple. “Going there”—exposing ourselves, becoming vulnerable and known. We all want to be (read more…)

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I’ve got questions; you’ve got answers

In the past two weeks or so, I’ve learned that many of you have been reading this blog since its beginning in 2008, while some others of you have been reading for a few days because some friend or neighbor recently passed it along (thanks for that, by the way, friend-slash-neighbor). I’ve also learned that (read more…)

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Go play outside

Several years ago, my husband and I sat down to determine how to best prioritize our time and money. After identifying that we highly valued playing in God’s country, it was easy to spend money on a nice set of bikes for our family while choosing to drive 10 year old cars. This morning we (read more…)

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