New Energy!

     We have started juicing everyday.  I got a new set of juice recipes, and I love them.  I never liked the taste of the juices we made, and so never took the juicer out.  But with these new recipes, it is now a daily event.       Strangely, I have been popping…

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Surrender

     In Mass yesterday, I was kneeling and praying about the three most challenging things in my life right now.  I recognized that in the first area, God has been prompting my heart to “surrender” and not worry.  Then I considered that in the second area, I have felt a strong message to “let…

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Wonderful Grandparents

What a blessing it is, to have such engaging, intelligent, magnanimous grandparents!  It was such a joy to see them in this past week.  They even spent a day in our homeschool! While Mom is not in this picture, she was the star of the show!  She colored Catholic images with Leigh, she filled our…

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Top Five

The top five things that are going well right now:1. When I told Clare she could not have makeup that she had been offered as a gift, she accepted it without a fuss.2. When I serve lentil soup and broccoli for lunch, they say, “Yay!” 3. When I tell Leigh to clean her and Annie’s…

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Homeschool High Points

     We are finally achieving the homeschool that I had envisioned so long ago: the family learning together, not using workbooks, but using “living books”: books that make the subjects come alive.  Mary, Clare and Leigh (and sometimes even Annie) sit with me on the couch.  We read the Science Encyclopedia and make flash…

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