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A candle in the window

A candle in the window

Last summer, we finished our basement into a cute little apartment/guest suite. I hope to do a post later on that process, but we’ll see. :-) I have always wanted to open up the space to missionaries, as a way to pay it forward to the many, many people who housed our family all the years I was growing up. In the fall, we had the chance to host some dear friends of ours who are missionaries on furlough. Due…

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Allergies!

Allergies!

I’ve never had as much trouble with allergies as I have this spring! A few years ago, I noticed that I seemed to be reacting to my environment in the spring – waking up with a dull headache, but sinuses throbbing. I ended up taking an over-the-counter allergy med, and that made it all better. Every year since then, I’ve had a little more trouble. But this year…! It’s been the worst. Thankfully, I don’t seem to have a lot…

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Well, hello again

Well, hello again

I am not sure that anyone still reads this! It’s been about two and a half years since I last wrote a blog post, and even longer than that since I blogged regularly. To be honest, I’ve mostly forgotten about my blog. Recently, I came back to do some behind the scenes stuff and started to feel wistful about my blogging days. About two weeks ago I deactivated my Facebook account, which I think is contributing to the wistfulness. It’s…

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Link Roundup Week #3

Link Roundup Week #3

My weekly collection of links I’ve come across and thought others might be interested… I appreciate any feedback about which links you enjoyed reading so I can better know what to share in the future! Surgery students ‘losing dexterity to stitch patients’ Charlotte Mason, an educator in the 1800s whose ideas still inspire schools today (including our homeschool approach) stressed the importance of handicrafts. The practical side of it (being able to create useful things) was obvious to me, but…

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Link Roundup Week #2

Link Roundup Week #2

My weekly collection of links I’ve come across and thought others might be interested… I appreciate any feedback about which links you enjoyed reading so I can better know what to share in the future! The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected I found this a fascinating look at how different socioeconomic levels approach technology with their kids. We have chosen to avoid tablets and smartphones for our kids for the most part (though…

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