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Hi, there, dear friends! We've moved this blog and we're settling in at a beautiful new space. Please join the housewarming over there and be sure to update your feed reader. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at In the Heart of my Home
Actually, I already had 12,000 steps. Patrick moved me from 12,000 to his 19,000 (that's where the 7K came into play) and then a couple thousand more. We do competition here. Just a little;-)
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This is part of a series. Read yesterday's post here. July seemed like a good month to do an experiment. My regular schedule was a little more relaxed, still lots of mom things to do but slightly more wiggle in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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In the beginning of July I told you about my Fitbit Flex. If you missed that post, take a minute and read it now; it's kind of necessary to this post. I'll wait. This picks up where that leaves off.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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Hi, there! If you are coming from I Take Joy, welcome! I've gotten several requests lately for thoughts on curriculum. It's that time of year again. As we move this blog from Typepad to Squarespace, I'll be sure to move... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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Good morning! Did you notice the proliferation of back-to-school ads popping up all over the place last weekend? Are you like me? You take comfort in the fact that you're homeschooling, so you don't have to join the crush to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
Thanks for the tip. I definitely need to look into my library's audio lending library. Back in the day, taped audiobooks were the mainstay of my young mom listening. Need to see what they are offering now. And I'll be off right now to check on Overdrive
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Oh my gosh. I SO did. Let's talk Gottman soon:-). And the U99 book? We could stay up all night talking about that one. And not finish. We totally should plan that.
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Let's see, what have I been reading since last we chatted? I finished The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. I still highly recommend the book. I listened through the entire audio version and then ordered the print version so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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I am in the orthodontist’s office as I write this morning. Katie, my 11-year-old, is a frequent visitor here. She has a knack for popping the brackets off her teeth. My orthodontist is the most patient of medical men. He... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
Right now, unfortunately, there is no way to download. If I could get this blog moved to Wordpress or Squarespace, I could make that happen. But that seemingly simple thing seems to be confounding the brightest of minds. I'm still working on it; I promise.
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Today, Leila and I discuss the Rosary. We talk about the history of the devotion, about getting started in your home (even if conditions are not ideal), and about how to keep children engaged. If you've never prayed the rosary... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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Yes, hopefully they will continue to be a vehicle for teaching Truth. Unfortunately, we live in a fallen world and all of life presents stumbling blocks. Sports are no different. Lots of people are late to church because they slept too long. Sleep isn't the stumbling block, though, is it? The problem is sloth. Lots of people leave early because they don't want to wait in traffic in the parking lot. The stumbling block isn't the cars. It's impatience. So it is with sports. We are given lots of opportunities in the course of athletic competition to confront our own sinfulness and to grow in virtue. People who seize those opportunities do indeed grow in virtue and in fraternity.
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The Pope asks us to pray for this intention in July: That sports may always be occasions of human fraternity and growth. . "I learned all about life with a ball at my feet" Ronaldinho . "Soccer is simple but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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Some babies are allowed to sit on my dining room table. If I'm not careful, I'll be one of those overindulgent types of grandmothers;-). ::outside my window My garden is a neglected mess. Today, we'll see what we can salvage.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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Perhaps you had a childhood filled with Catholic devotions. Your family prayed the rosary together. You marked the nine days before feast days that were special to your family with novenas and you had special celebrations on the feast. Life... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God,” (Mt 5:9). I must say this verse aloud a hundred times a week. To the children squabbling in the kitchen over who gets the last white peach. ***... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
and they're super comfortable. Here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/B00E1JRHHA/4reallearning
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2014 on needle & thREAD at In the Heart of my Home
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I planned on beach sewing. I packed all the things necessary to have a little creative fun in the sun. Well, actually, not all the things. I left the sewing machine pedal at home. This was very unfortunate on lots... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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Thanks yo for this comment. I'm truly grateful to read your thoughts.
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This week, Leila and I talk about the practical aspects of bringing God's Word closer for ourselves and our families. Leila discusses the very fine points of Lectio Divina and I take an opportunity to talk a bit what scripture... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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I'm so bummed. None of the L'Engle ones are on Audible. I have Gift from the Sea at home. Wish I'd packed it. I'm going to try to hunt down an audio version of the Crosswicks journals. Sounds like the prefect suggestions. If not audio, I'll read them;-).
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I can't recommend it enough. It's a really peaceful way for children to tuck in to sleep:-)
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::outside my window We overlook the golf course and a swimming pool and a pretty stand of palmetto trees. Scarcely a moment passes when I am not intensely grateful. I am so sensitive to my environment (my husband says I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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Ah! Needle & thREAD! I’m so glad to be back. I’ve saved pictures of this sweet journal cover for nearly a month. I wanted to make something to bring to Sally when I visited. It needed to be light and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at In the Heart of my Home
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