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The Joys of the Unexpected

I thought that when I had my third baby, our family was complete. My little blonde boy had been unexpected, but he brought a fullness to our family. But God had other plans. If Gibson was unexpected, you can probably imagine that finding out I was pregnant with our fourth was a complete shock. I had begun to dream again […]

Always Keep Dreaming

Dear Ainsley, Yesterday you came downstairs and told me that you had the best dream ever. You proceeded to tell me your dream and I decided to record it, because it’s one of those dreams that I think you will want to remember. Here it is: Some men were walking through a swamp when giant octopus arms came out of […]

Puzzling

A couple of weeks ago I was working on a puzzle in our homeschool room while my three oldest were washing and drying dishes in the kitchen. I could overhear them and based on the amount of bickering that was going on, I knew it wouldn’t be long before one of them came to me to complain. I wasn’t wrong. […]

Don’t Underestimate the Impact of Reading Scripture Aloud

When we started homeschooling our kids nearly three years ago, one of the first things we committed to doing as part of our day was reading through the Bible together as a family. Every school morning, we have breakfast as a family and then everyone grabs their Bible and we take turns reading through two chapters of scripture. Since we […]

The Most Important Parenting Lesson I’ve Ever Learned

I have four pretty fantastic kids. I love them like crazy, but they are not perfect. In fact, sometimes they are downright miserable. Sounds like pretty much every single person on the planet, doesn’t it?!! This past weekend, I had moments where I thought I would burst with pride. I left multiple conversations incredibly encouraged. And then I had a […]