shipwrecked

We were at a Prayer Night with some friends a couple weeks ago, and my friend Dela gave me A WORD. (so, so thankful for you, girl.) She said, when thinking of us leaving Abbey Lane and moving to Cambodia, God brought to her mind a story about Paul at the end of the Book of Acts. (I’ve blogged about how much we love our neighbors here–primarily refugees from around the world–and how sad we are to …

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forty. four. days.

“Mom, can you come here?” I could tell by Ava’s tone something wasn’t right. I walked into her room, saw her tears, and knew. “Do you miss Ivy?” She nodded and started crying even harder. I just held her and let her cry. We got home earlier this evening from a week visiting family in the Carolinas. Ava loves all of her family, but she’s got a special place in her heart right now for the …

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the birthday grinch

Funny how a person gets older and stays so much the same. I wrote this post on my 37th birthday (two years ago), and I could pretty much re-post it this year and call it a day. I’m still boring and ultra-practical. I still don’t like birthday hullabaloo (or Halloween). I still get all melancholy on my birthday for who knows what reason. I’m totally a birthday grinch. There is really no pleasing me. Buy …

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pre-birthday special!

It’s late, we leave for NYC in the morning (Run, Pam, Run!!), and I haven’t packed a thing. So, here’s the scoop for today: Share the link to my unschooling e-book on Facebook or Twitter (with a little blurb from you “endorsing” it), and I will give you a FREE PDF of the e-book. OR a FREE copy of one of my other e-books (see list here). OR a FREE paperback copy of my book …

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all the feels

1. I know I’m supposed to be blogging about unschooling. (I’ll be sure to mention it in the post somewhere.) 2. I know that phrase (all the feels) is over-used, but it’s late, and I’m tired, and I don’t have 10 extra minutes to stare at my computer screen while a better title comes to me. 3. October 29, 2014. The three-year anniversary of Gabe’s heart attack. (Here’s the whole exciting story.) I’m so (so, …

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unschooling: by nina

Hi, my name is Nina. I’m 8 years old. I’m in “3rd” grade. And some of the reasons I like being Unschooled are: 1. Because I don’t have to go to school. 2. That I can travel the world. 3. That I can sit on the couch and read a book instead of stare in a math book. 4. I can dance in the living room and dress my self up in sheets and scarfs with music instead …

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unschooling: an interview

Happy Monday, friends! Thanks to everyone who has bought my new e-book. As of the writing of this post, y’all had bought 49 copies on Amazon. THANK YOU! I would love to get to 50 today. (And then 75. And 100.). Today I’m handing the blog over to my online friend, Kim. Take it away, friend! Me: Hi, Kim. Tell us a little bit about yourself (including how we got connected online). Kim: My husband, …

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unschooling: thankful

Just feeling super thankful tonight. For your support of my new e-book. For friends and family. For a new van. For everything. Thanks, God.

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unschooling: good reads

Thanks so much for buying my new e-book! Please don’t stop! (well, if you already bought one, you should probably stop–one is plenty) Here are some cool things I read this week: Your Life Is Too Valuable to Live Like Everyone Else. (totally agree) The Fluid Beauty of a One-Piece Life (yes, yes, yes!) 24 Things They Definitely Should Have Taught You in School (fascinating) And I can’t remember where I wrote down the rest …

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unschooling: let’s chat about this

Day 24 of 31 already?? Just one week left of this unschooling series?? Say it ain’t so. Of course, I didn’t get to half of what I wanted to. Oh, well. There’s always next month. Or, more likely, never. But the e-book is out! Woot! (And Livi and I are already discussing a sequel.) A HUGE thank-you to everyone who has shared the book via social media in the past two days. I’ve made zero …

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