Nightstand Book Stacks of 2016

  One of my 2016 goals was to read. We use Sonlight for school and they have some really great read alouds. I enjoy almost all of our Sonlight books however my goal was to find time to read on…
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Roses, Exploring and 21,000 Steps

At their request, I woke my oldest two at 5:00 am to join me for a little morning exercise. They’d been asking to join me and then come home to have breakfast with mommy and daddy before he left for…
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Meet Our Canadian Family

  Welcome. I’m glad you’re here. I’d love to introduce myself! We live in Ontario, Canada. I grew up in Northern Ontario but moved to Southern Ontario 16 years ago. Southern Ontario is where I met my husband. We’ve been…
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This Is My Father’s World

It seems that the news is constantly filled with terrible, life-changing tragedies. I don’t know if it is that I’m paying more attention to the news in general now, but each day it seems that we wake up to more…
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Sugar Cookies & Jam Star Cookies

  Star Linzer Cookies 3/4 lb butter, room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup raspberry jam Icing Sugar for dusting Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and…
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Little Denim Bucket DIY

I’m not a sewer. But I saw this tutorial for simple denim bags (or storage-y buckets) out of recycled jeans and thought perhaps I could do that. More importantly, I was pretty sure my daughter could. Chloe asked for a…
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Isaac is FOUR (a little update)

My sweet little boy turned four in June. Isaac has come so far in the past four years. The twinkle in his eyes… He certainly has his own little personality. You can tell he’s a stinker at times just by…
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beholding him loved him

Isaac is missing. We were at the park. He had better things to do than lay under a tree for a group selfie! These days I am very much reveling in my children, in motherhood, in these glorious summer days.…
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I Broke My Wrist

I broke my wrist Not even a good story, unless you consider clumsiness a good story. Thankfully I was at my parents when it happened because the next day my oldest son was vomiting. And the day after that was…
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