Faith and Homeschooling

I wasn’t baptized until after I was married. I knew who Jesus was, and I knew I wanted him in my life and in our marriage, but I was unsure of what that looked like or how to start that relationship. I remember being baptized with my husband by my side. I remember taking communion …

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The Lesson I Will Take From Japan

I’ve only lived here in Japan for 6 months now and already I’ve experienced some powerful take-aways from living amongst this wonderful culture. America is not the greatest. It’s a sad fact. We fail in so many areas and I think the greatest example of observing the Japanese culture vs American culture lies in personal …

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Tips for Managing Deployment

Because I never see it as “surviving” deployment. I either manage it well, or I mismanage it. Here are a few tips that I’ve found helps me to stay above ground when it comes to managing the long days with two kiddos. Follow a morning and evening routine. I take a half hour out of my day every …

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Why I say “No”

This article popped up on my Fox News Feed today about Flexing your “No Thanks” Muscle that I wanted to share because this concept has made such a drastic change in my own mindset and sanity. I used to be the type of person plagued by fear of telling someone no. Until I would overburden …

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What am I doing here?

I’ve been struggling with whether to start this blog or not. A constant internal fight I have with myself is balance. Even as I write this, I have my 3 y/o upstairs crying. Because he doesn’t want to go to bed. Because his daddy is gone again. And because murphy’s law says as soon as …

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