Family Life

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A Day in the Life

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I’m in the midst of a 30-Day Challenge to develop a lifelong daily writing habit. Today is Day 13, and I’m having major writer’s block. I told Pierre and he remarked that there’s plenty of content I could derive from my full day. Nothing in particular inspired me to write – but as a whole, my day kinda rocked. So here’s a day in the life of a homeschooling mommy. Continue reading →

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What Does It Mean to Never Forget?

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The 20 minute Timeline song for our homeschool group (Classical Conversations) ends with September 11th, 2001. No matter how many times I’ve heard it, even though I know it’s coming, I still get choked up when the tune slows down and she utters that date. Everything else in the song is listed by the name of the event. Most every date in history is known by its moniker. Yet September 11th never got a name. It will forever be known by the date – 911 – and the phrase, “Never Forget”.  But what does it mean to never forget?

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Raising Our Children with Purpose

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A fabulous gal I know wrote an article for the Huffington Post last week called, “Bounce Back from those Adulting Blues and Create a Life You Love in 4 Steps”. She herself graduated college and got a prestigious job at Google making what most would consider a good salary. Then she quit. She had all the money, but no time to enjoy it.  She now runs her own coaching company called The Queen Life.  Reading her words prompted me to think about how I’m raising my children. Continue reading →

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The Key to being Happy in Your Marriage

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Most of us grew up watching Disney fairytales where the stories always had the same ending.  No matter the plot, they always got married and lived happily ever after.  So we go into marriage with the one we love, expecting to just gingerly walk that happy play out until death do us part.  Yet we all know that statistically 40-50% of marriages end in divorce; with more and more of the ones who remain married reporting they are completely unhappy. So is happily ever after even possible? Continue reading →

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