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Megan Tietz
the wind-swept plains of Oklahoma
I'm sorta crunchy as in sorta granola, sorta hippie, and always in my barefeet.
Interests: reading, writing, photography, babywearing, vaccine injury awareness, and simple living., raising up babies, christian spirituality. attachment parenting, breastfeeding advocacy (in infancy and beyond)
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Each day, teachers face a myriad decisions to be made. Lesson plans, parent communication, classroom dynamics, contributions to committees, extracurricular commitments - the list is unending. For each and every decision, a multitude of factors must be considered, but decisions... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
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Many teachers begin their careers full of dreams, hopes, and idealism, believing that their passion and approach to teaching can change the lives of their students. And while that belief is very true, through the years, the realities of students... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
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Today, we shift our focus from our children to their teachers. If you have more than one child enrolled in school and/or if your children are in the upper grades, you probably have way more than a few teachers to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
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As our children grow more and more fully into who they were created to be, we hope that they will find ways to be leaders - leaders in the classroom, on the sports fields, on the stage, in the hallways,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
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The Proverbs recorded for us in Scripture offer this poetic insight about the power of words: "Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body." Every single day, our children will choose and use... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
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Those of us familiar with the workings of the public school system know that it is not an atmosphere that honors those who might be considered "the least of these" - the students who suffer from poverty (both material and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
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The early years we spend parenting our children are the training ground for the people we hope they grow to become. We speak to them often about being brave and showing courage, but it's not until they are beyond our... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
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Yesterday, we prayed that the Holy Spirit would attend to and comfort our children's inner lives as they move their school days. Not only do we want our children to be comforted at school, we also want them to be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
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Yesterday, we prayed for our children's physical safety while they are at school. As parents, we would love to be able to kiss every hurt and make the pain go away for our children, and few things pain the heart... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
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Each school day, our children spend hours in buildings filled with other people. As much as we might like to, we can't control their safety in every moment they are away from us. The reality is that their bodies will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
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Hi friends! It's October and that means that bloggers near and far are sharpening their pencils and throwing open their laptops for 31 Days of Blogging. In all of my years of blogging, I've never participated in 31 Days, but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
That picture of the two of you is just PRICELESS. Like, so many, many things captured in one moment. One of Greer's greatest shots, to be sure! So much about marriage is the choosing - the big and the little. Sometimes we choose well and sometimes we don't. I love that idea of equilibrium. I love how in our healthiest seasons, we choose well by reflex and without hesitation. And so again, happy, happy day to you two! Love you!
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2014 on seven years, just beginning at hollywood housewife
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Thank you so much for sharing that, Alissa!
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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I asked my dear friend Vanessa to share with you some of what she has learned in her journey as a mother to a child who has battled against cancer. So often when it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
I'm guilty of the wheelhouse usage but I've been using it for years (does that make it better?). I learned from TLo who used it frequently in discussing designers on Project Runway. FANTASTIC incredible links as ALWAYS, friend.
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I wasn't sold on the Healthy Living Bundle until I found this amazing surprise. Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
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Sharing the books I've been reading and what I hope to dive into next! Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
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This reminds me of the Patty Griffin song (covered by the Dixie Chicks) "Fly," and one line in particular: "It would take an acrobat, and I already tried all that. I'm gonna let him fly." This is a much bigger part of adulthood than I could have ever, ever guessed. Knowing when it's over, and how to bring things to a (hopefully) gracious close. Beautiful insights as always, friend.
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Click over to win a box of 100% safe, natural, and effective products from Freshana Organic! Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
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It is the family history of adverse reactions that led me to do the research, too! Vaccine injuries do happen (and will hopefully be reported to VAERS!). And yes, many, many adults need boosters. I got mine for pertussis (I think it's called TDaP for older children and adults?) when I was pregnant with the twins.
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Some state health departments may tell you "no shots, no school!" but every parent has the right to know that is not true. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
So, so true, Naomi! I've had chemical/synthetic fragrances out of our home for so long that I kind of forgot that aspect! I absolutely CANNOT HANDLE them anymore. Such a great reminder. Thank you!
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Today, we're continuing the Highly Sensitive Parents series by looking at the first topic that I included in my Highly Sensitive Parents post: scents and smells. As HSPs, we're learning to embrace the fact that our senses are more fine-tuned... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
I absolutely cannot LIVE without PicTapGo. Like you, almost every single shot gets Lights On and +Contrast. INSTANTLY phone photos are so much better. I almost always put Skinny Jeans on top, too, because I like the look, but I usually dial down the intensity. You have a great eye for cropping. Love what you said about how it helps you tell the story.
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This girl. For those who have read Spirit-Led Parenting, can you even believe that my baby Dacey is nine and a half? A long-legged fourth grader learning more each day how to live into the person she was created to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy
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