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Writer…Interrupted By Summer

June 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Balance, Blog, Family, Interruptions, Parenting

School has been out for a couple of weeks and I’m THRILLED that for a short season I’m free from all the trappings of the school year. For the next couple of months, I won’t have to: help with any Algebra homework drag any children out of bed scrounge through the kitchen to find something [...]

How Do You Schedule the Unscheduled Days of Summer?

May 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Family, Homeschooling

End of school always labeled freedom. I can’t help but remember those elementary days and how we all dashed out of the school building on the last day. Some of the kids ripped their papers out of their notebooks, letting the wind carry the testimony of the hours of work away. I was never one [...]

Writing Interruptions: The Rhythm of Writing at Home Meghan M. Gorecki

November 23, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Family, Interruptions

Interruptions come in various shapes, sizes and yes, sounds. I am a single, nineteen year-old who lives at home, works full time, & calls herself a novelist. An unpublished, aspiring, only-on-my-second novel, novelist. I call myself blessed to have been homeschooled all twelve grades and that I’m still able to be with my best friends—my [...]

Capture Senior Memories this Holiday

November 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Balance, Family, Holidays

It seems as though we were just in the midst of the heat of summer with its tornado and hurricane warnings, floods, and humidity so thick it sometimes felt like you could chop it with a machete. Now here we are rapidly approaching the holiday season! Whether you are celebrating by devouring luscious Thanksgiving turkey, [...]

Taking Care of Family While You’re at Conference

September 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Balance, Blog, Conference Preparation, Family

So you have your One Sheets, perfected your pitch, you know who you’re pitching to, and you even splurged for a mani/pedi, but what about those you will be leaving behind? As I get ready to drive to the ACFW conference, I’m trying to make sure my family is taken care of. Here’s a checklist [...]

When God Stops by

September 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Faith, Family, God First

I confess: I don’t always go to church. Like today, the morning after a jam-packed Lindy Hop weekend with lots of fun, friends, and busyness. Not only is my body tired and achy, but my soul wants quiet…peace. And sometimes that is found at home…alone. So when I awoke this morning, I tended to my [...]

“Whatever” Teen Devotional for Girls Giveaway

August 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Author Interviews, Blog, Book Reviews, Family

Allia Zobel Nolan is an internationally-published, award-winning author of over 170 children’s and adult trade titles with close to three million books in print. Her books reflect her two main passions, God and cats, and include such varied titles as Cat Confessions: A Kitty-Come-Clean Tell-All Book, The Ten Commandments for Little Ones, and The Worrywart’s [...]

Making Writing Fun for Kids

Here’s a novel idea. Writing is about writing, not spelling. (I’ll admit, I blinked when I read that. I had my schoolmarm hat on.) If you read my blog, you know I homeschool. You’d also know my mantra: Learning needs to be fun whenever possible! Handwriting for the K-3rd graders isn’t exactly a love affair. [...]

Storytelling and Songs Still Pass from Generation to Generation

March 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Encouragement, Faith, Family

My grandson and I were working on his homework last week. He is studying the Inuit people. It took us five chapters before I realized that what we now call Inuit is what my old textbooks used to call Eskimos. Once I realized that, things made so much more sense! Another of the very intriguing [...]

Empty My Hands

February 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Balance, Blog, Family, God First, Service

Our family is in an odd spot. We’re between normals, if “normal” ever actually exists for us. As we leave one stage and embark on the next, I have no idea how my days will form. What will they include? Which path will they take? As it is now, I’m impatient to get this over [...]

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