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Why Quiet Matters

  qui·et ˈkwīət/ noun: the quality or state of being quiet or calm 1 a: marked by little or no motion or activity, calm b: a calm easygoing temperament c: not interfered with d: enjoyed in peace and relaxation 2 a: free from noise or […]

Hugs are All They’re Cracked Up to Be

  “Good thing I’m an only child.” I say that to myself a lot. Especially when I have to face some things alone. But the truth is… often, things are better when they’re shared. Right now, I’m exhausted and a tangle of emotions, and my […]

Monday Mondays 12.15.2014

I think I’ve been dreading this week for almost as long as I’ve been a mother. The day my last baby leaves the house and sets off on the beginning of a life independent of us, well… it’s finally upon me.  My youngest sails off […]

Deadlines and Doubt

  I don’t know about you, but when I’m faced with a deadline, be it imaginary (which I am prone to having) or an actual date on the calendar, I start to question everything. Am I working on the right thing? Will it get done […]

Dismantling the Homeschool Schoolroom

After some 19 years of formal homeschooling – probably longer than that – I’ve begun to pack “it” up, sell it, give it away, or throw it out. And I find myself standing in a tempest of emotions. I was dragged kicking and screaming into the thing […]