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A Season of Great Joy

Our house is rarely quiet, if ever, but here I sit in silence. The tiny, white lights from the Christmas tree making me almost drunk with their simplicity and the hazy halo they cast on the entire room.  This tree. I insist on a live tree and Bobby obliges every year. This tree is actually […]

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Seeking Quiet

A little over a century ago, Charlotte Mason wrote, “In this time of extraordinary pressure, educational and social, perhaps a mother’s first duty to her children is to secure for them a quiet growing time . . .” I wonder what she would think about the pressures today. Would she think there are more pressures? […]

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When mama needs wine

Mommy’s little helper. I’m not slurring. I’m speaking cursive. Mama needs some wine. #momlife #WineWednesday We’ve all seen these phrases in memes, on wineglasses and t-shirts, and we likely shared or loved them too. As the holiday season approaches, I’m sure we’ll see a whole lot more, which all seems like innocent fun because we […]

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Kinder Than is Necessary

“Kinder than is necessary.” I’ll admit it, I stole that quote. I downright stole it from one of my favorite books, Wonder. Man, is it true. I am going to tell you a little bit about my weekend and the few days that followed. Anxiety Is One of My Demons The first thing you should […]

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