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Teach Them Diligently

April 10, 2014

We were on a break! But! I’m interrupting this very peaceful time of not-blogging to remind you that there are still two chances to attend Teach Them Diligently in 2014. The first two events were by all accounts even better than they were last year, so you really need to get yourself there. After you […]

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I Think This is it.

April 2, 2014

The Big One. The one where I really do quit. I am, and have been for some months, tired of this. Tired of hitting “publish” and then constantly being surprised by what really sets people off. Stupid stuff I write in five minutes on a whim goes viral and the content that means something, and […]

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Comments Off

February 28, 2014

Sorry to do that to you so soon after a post. Long unplugged weekend coming up here. And by “weekend” I probably mean “you won’t hear from me until the birth announcement.” I’m 36 weeks now, and have no desire to blog. Unless something else grabs my attention, I guess. Anyway, have a good one!

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Intentionally Childless Missionaries?

February 27, 2014

Pastor John Piper advises Christians to sow the seeds of Western social sickness in other countries. One of the things that has baffled me about the pastors in our times is their inability (or outright refusal) to consistently apply scripture to one of the defining issues of our times: birth control. They’re pro-life, but not […]

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Oh, My Word, I’m So Tired

February 12, 2014

Just thought you’d like a pregnancy update. 33 weeks today. Feeling very large and not remotely in charge. I’m sure anybody who has ever put on 25 pounds of fluid, fat, and kicking, squirming, ouch-that’s-my-bladder-baby can relate. Is this another one of those “blogging will recommence in a few weeks” posts? I don’t know. I’ve […]

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Early Rate and $5 Discount Code

February 5, 2014

I don’t want to worry you or anything, but I’ve got urgent, gotta-do-something-now news for you: This is your very last chance to get the best possible price on a Teach Them Diligently registration for your family if you plan to attend the Spartanburg or Nashville conventions. Why should you, you ask? Well, from my […]

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God is Faithful

February 3, 2014

There’s a reason I’m blogging less often these days. I’ve been adjusting to a whole new family dynamic, and I just haven’t had the emotional energy to write very much. When we first moved into this house five years ago, Jesse had taken a new position at work. Around the same time, he had also […]

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January 22, 2014

I always have been. That might be why I deleted my Facebook pages and stopped using Facebook FOREVAR!!1!! without really stopping to consider whether that was the best course of action. Here’s the thing, though. I missed a whole bunch of people, including reader interactions, far more than I thought I would. Here’s the other […]

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January 21, 2014

A book. Sorta. By way of apology, I must confess that this ebook is not what I set out to write when I decided I would write a book on Christian families and fertility. It would seem that I’m more adept at making babies than writing books about making babies. As soon as I had […]

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January 21, 2014

I am. Right now. Hang in there just a little while longer, and I will give you an ebook. That’s why no blog posts right now. UPDATE: Funny how fast a “little talk with Jesus” can fix things. Book’s up!

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Phoenix Community Coffee (Giveaway)

January 10, 2014

Disclosure: There are affiliate links in this post. I would like you to enjoy some coffee. I would also like to buy some coffee for myself. Affiliate links can accomplish both of those goals. Thank you for your patronage. I’ve been sipping on a new brand of coffee for the past couple of weeks. When […]

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Happy Independence Day!

December 31, 2013

Yes, I know tomorrow is New Year’s Day. But I’m declaring independence anyway. If you’ll look to the right sidebar you’ll notice that I no longer have a Facebook widget there to entice you to follow me there. There are several reasons for this, the chief of them that social media was pulling me away […]

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Teach Them Diligently Convention

December 27, 2013

Early bird pricing for the Teach Them Diligently Convention is going away in just a few short days. Don’t miss it! And if you go to the Nashville event, you get to see Keith and Kristyn Getty in concert at no extra charge. It’s included in the price of your registration: What are you waiting […]

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Have a Merry Christmas

December 20, 2013

Comments are off. See you in January! Go talk to some real people until then.

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Our First Term with Ambleside Online

December 17, 2013

When I said at the beginning of the year that we were going to be using Ambleside Online for our curriculum this year, lots of readers expressed an interest in using AO, if only they could figure out how it all works. Being a newbie myself, I didn’t (and still don’t) have much in the […]

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No Ebook After All

December 16, 2013

Sorry about that. So, I wrote this (I think) pretty good thing and decided to sell it to you. Then I decided not to sell it after all, but to offer it as a free download. And now I have decided that, for the time being, it’s better if I don’t put it out there […]

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Ultimate Christmas and Advent Giveaway

December 3, 2013

Want some freebies? Rebecca, Colleen, Aurie, Kerry and I are going to start your Advent off (well, OK, just a couple of days late) with a giveaway of each of the three ebooks listed below. If you want to go ahead and buy any of them, you can use this promo code to get 50% off […]

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Public Schools and Naive Kids

December 2, 2013

One of the constantly recurring, and frankly silliest, objections to homeschooling is the embarrassing  naiveté of homeschooled kids. The implication is that a child’s growth and maturity will somehow be stunted by not witnessing the full smorgasbord of sinful behaviors and moral pitfalls that popular culture has to offer. If he hasn’t had a joint […]

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A Couple of Announcements

November 27, 2013

First, the big one! You know how you get to the end of a pregnancy and you’re just sick of all of it and ready to be done, no matter how bad it might hurt? That is where I am. Not with my actual pregnancy, but with an ebook I’ve been putting together. Several of […]

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Advent Activities for Little Hands

November 19, 2013

It’s almost Advent season, if you do that sort of thing. Sometimes we do. My ten cent review of Truth in the Tinsel: I love it. Not being a crafty mom, I need all the help I can get. My little ones enjoy the activities all the more because crafts are so rare around here. […]

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Make the Most of Your C-Section

November 18, 2013

How in the world can you prepare for a good c-section? Since I’m staring down my third c-section with this next delivery, I’m trying very hard to make peace with the idea.  I don’t like it. The idea of a planned cesarean causes me to dread what should be one of the most exciting days […]

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Multiple C-Sections: When Is It Time To Quit?

November 11, 2013

Are some risks too great? A reader (who has had five c-sections herself) emailed me a while back with a few thoughts and a question about c-sections. As someone with lots more experience than I have, I suspect she already knows what she thinks. But I’m glad she asked, anyhow. I think the biggest question […]

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Thanksgiving is Coming!

November 8, 2013

Just thought you might like to know. If you’re like me, it only occurred to you after you noticed all the Christmas candy at the grocery store and thought “Wait a minute…isn’t there supposed to be something holiday-ish happening this month? Something involving gratitude and turkey?” Yeah. I’m not prepared, either. If you’re hosting a […]

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Pulling Punches in the Name of “Peace”

November 1, 2013

In many of my posts dealing with homeschooling, public schools, family “planning”, and a dozen other things, I’ve had the gall to say “this is right, and this is wrong.” I then try to back my thinking up with something like a rational, Biblical argument. I do this because I believe some things, and this […]

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The Well-Planned Day Sale Reminder

October 25, 2013

Only a week left to take advantage of the 40% off code for a copy of the prettiest little planner I ever saw. You know you want it. Clicky, clicky: That’s an affiliate link, btw. Thanks for your purchase!

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