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Making Spirits Bright

Making Spirits Bright

As a line from the old Christmas song “Jingle Bells” floated from my car’s speakers, MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT resounded in my soul.  Light brings brightness.  That’s what Christmas is about!  That’s it! Not to sound like Cindy Lou Who from...
Why I Helped My Six-year-old Run Away from Home

Why I Helped My Six-year-old Run Away from Home

Call me a bad mom, but I did it.  I helped my six-year-old run away from home. Third born sons have it rough, according to my then six-year-old.  The older brothers are bossy, mean, and don’t let him play.  The chores are too hard.  And his mommy won’t let him eat...

good. Better. BEST.

So much of my brain activity revolves around home-schooling and the subjects we are actively studying.  Right now it is polygons and perimeter with my 5th grader, plus a touch of grammar involving “good, better, best” and their proper uses.This is how...
The Little Red Box

The Little Red Box

My daughter and I have this special box.  It’s a tattered little worn red box that a piece of jewelry came in.  It has a gold bow embossed on the tiny lid.  And there’s a seven-year-old piece of cotton that rests on the inside.  This box is special to us...

Fresh or Leftovers?

The smell of fresh rain, freshly-brewed coffee, fresh bread baking, freshly-laundered clothes….   The refreshed feeling after a shower and rest following a long, hot, hard-worked day….   The taste of a hot fresh meal to feed the body….   Fresh has everything to do...