Category Archives: Huge very big things

Perspective Shift, Paradigm Shift: Our Journey Into Homeschooling

Thank you, science, genetics, and $divinity, for gifting my first-born child with so many amazing traits. She is forgiving, grateful, team-oriented, creative, fair. She is filled with hope, love and kindness. And thank you, also, for making her “abnormal.” Truly. … Continue reading

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Learning to Let Go

It’s Friday night, and I am dropping off my 6th grader for her first middle school dance. And I am trying not to panic. She’s wearing her “I Love Bacon” shirt and a pair of camos, and her hair is … Continue reading

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I Never Wore My Wedding Dress

I didn’t go to work the morning of Tuesday, October 27, 1998, planning to get married. In fact, the plan was for Allen to pick me up at lunch and drive a short distance up Main Street, to the courthouse, … Continue reading

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Weaning My Almost 4-Year-Old

  Last night, I ended one of the most beautiful relationships I will ever have in my life as a mother. It was time for RockStar to say goodbye to the boo. He hadn’t asked to nurse for 5 days. … Continue reading

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Laurel Turns 9

My sweet little ginger-haired girl just turned 9. And it pains me to say that the major emotion she felt on her birthday was disappointment. The lesson Laurel learned on her birthday is a particularly hard one for children to … Continue reading

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