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Adopting Obi Juan

In April, we had to say goodbye to our sweet dog Buddy.  He joined our family in 2000 at nine months old.  He was the best dog.  He was sweet, loved attention, and loved people. After Buddy died the girls and I started visiting the animal shelter regularly. It was a fun distraction for them… Read More Adopting Obi Juan

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What I’d Tell My New-to-Homeschooling Self (If I Could go Back to 2009)

I was honored to have this article published in The Greenhouse, a monthly newsletter produced by North Carolinians for Home Education during the summer of 2014.  I’ve been homeschooling since 2009 when my oldest daughter was in the second grade, my middle daughter was three years old and I was pregnant with my third daughter.  I… Read More What I’d Tell My New-to-Homeschooling Self (If I Could go Back to 2009)

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When Your Friend is Depressed: 7 Things You Shouldn’t Say

I’ve been getting treatment for seasonal affective disorder for two months now.  In the last two months I’ve realized that there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about depression.  Most of the misconceptions come from a lack of education on the subject.  In addition to depression being misunderstood there is also a stigma attached… Read More When Your Friend is Depressed: 7 Things You Shouldn’t Say

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S.A.D. Sucks

Last week was crazy and busy.  Here’s the short list of what we did the last week:  doctor’s appointment for my oldest daughter, I worked Wednesday and Thursday, library book sale on Friday, juggling/comedy show Friday night, church event for the kids on Saturday, missions fundraiser at another church on Saturday night, we came home… Read More S.A.D. Sucks

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My True Motivation

I was recently talking to a co-worker about how difficult it is to stay focused on weight loss.  She was sharing with me how someone had told her, “It’s easy.  Just don’t eat junk food.” Yeah.  Sure.  That’s really easy to say.  Especially when you are naturally thin and have never struggled with your weight… Read More My True Motivation