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“Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger…” Luke 2:12 *** I had this idea of what beautiful would look like.Of what I wanted life to be, of how it would be shaped, of who I would become.I could see it, almost taste it, and I longed to get there and embrace it fully.Jesus? He was there as the center of it all, of course.…at least that’s how it started.It’s like Christmas.Every child of God… Read more »

“Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger…” Luke 2:12 *** I had this idea of what beautiful would look like. Of what I wanted life to be, of how it would be shaped, of who I would become. I could see it, almost taste it, and I longed to get there and embrace it fully. Jesus? He was there as the center of it all, of course. …at least that’s how it started. It’s… Read more »

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Yesterday’s post was my reflection and celebration of our successes these past several months.  Today, I bring you the the bad and the ugly side of things.***Not everything is rosy around here, folks. A friend of mine once told me some advice a homeschooling mother had shared with her:You can’t have it all, and you can’t do it all.Truer words were never spoken.So guess what? You cannot have a spotlessly clean house AND a delicious home cooked meal, AND a stellar… Read more »

** Update: In Spring of 2013, much of the material within this post was presented in workshop-form at The Greater Pittsburgh Annual Homeschool Fair, and The Crafty Homeschool Mama {that’s me, ya’ll!) is now scheduling regional presentations for the upcoming 2013/2014 School Year.  If your organization is interested in scheduling a workshop on Creative Organization & Inspired Homeschooling, please contact me at craftyhomeschoolmama@hotmail.com for availability. ** Who doesn’t LOVE being organized?!  I’ve always sort of been an organizing fanatic, but since we… Read more »