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It’s the Little Things Thursday

It’s the Little Things Thursday

LIVE LIKE THE CHILD Live like the child in the present. Cherish each moment somehow! Glory in life as it passes, … Hold and delight in the now. Walk in the light of the present. Live every moment as last, Dimmed not by the rays of the future, Nor clouded by shades of the past.(…)

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“Just” A Stay-at-Home Mom?

Someone was recently thrown aback by a father who (not knowing her) made a statement in conversation about how he did not want his daughter to be “Just a stay-at-home Mom”.  So I ask you, why, we as a society do this to our “stay-at-home” Moms?  Why do we say “JUST” a stay-at-home Mom?  Why(…)

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What About Socialization?

What About Socialization?

Socialization (according to Wikipedia)- “the developmental processes by which children acquire the behaviors, perceptions, values, and attitudes of an ethnic group.” Does it say anywhere in that definition that public school is a requirement of acquiring socialization? Or that being homeschooled means you cannot be properly socialized? I didn’t think so, but apparently many do,(…)

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Mom’s Taxi Service

Mom’s Taxi Service

Every week when I write what my plans are for the week in my Simple Woman’s Daybook post, I always include “taxi service”.  So often myself and others see this as a hassle or a burden.  I know so many of you can relate to this feeling, especially if you have multiple older children that(…)

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Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 ~ A Time for Everything

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 ~ A Time for Everything

A Time for Everything Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: ~ a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, ~ a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down(…)

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Flashback Friday ~ Joey’s Old Journal

Flashback Friday ~ Joey’s Old Journal

As I was digging through the filing cabinet recently I stumbled across a notebook.  It turned out to be a notebook that Joey had kept as a journal for a few months around the time we got engaged in 1996.  I am not sure I even knew it existed.  If I did know, I don’t(…)

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ June 15th, 2010

The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ June 15th, 2010

Simple Woman’s Daybook FOR TODAY: June 15th, 2010… Outside my window…our street is very quiet.  The buses have not yet come for the neighborhood kids to go to school and the cars carrying the adults to work have long since left. I am thinking…that recently I have become very comfortable in my own skin.  I(…)

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Deeply Personal ~ Be You

Deeply Personal ~ Be You

As I sat in front of my computer watching a movie the other night, I was a bird sitting in a tree outside someone’s window.  What I mean by that is that I was witnessing (but not fully) a difficult struggle in another person’s life.  It made me sad.  None of the details are known(…)

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The Buried Life ~ A Poem by Matthew Arnold

Light flows our war of mocking words, and yet, Behold, with tears mine eyes are wet! I feel a nameless sadness o’er me roll. Yes, yes, we know that we can jest, We know, we know that we can smile! But there’s a something in this breast, To which thy light words bring no rest,(…)

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Rules for Living

Rules for Living

  I found this list of rules, of which I added one or two, in my Lists to Live by book. Of course, in true Heidi style, I have also added my little side bars that relate to things in my life! I think if we followed these rules, not only would our homes be(…)

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Outraged at Gone With the Wind Ending!

I finished the book and I am outraged!  Tired, exhausted in fact, from this 1000 plus page emotional journey that ended so badly!  I wished I had stopped reading when Scarlett was running home, overjoyed with her new realization that it had been Rhett all along!  No amount of words could express my sad feeling(…)

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Gone with the Wind ~ Check-in #5

I sat up until after 2am this morning reading.  For the first time in the book I felt emotionally connected and moved.  Before I started last night I had about 130 pages left to read, I now have about 30.  I cried through a good chunk of what I read last night.  Scarlett and Rhett’s(…)

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