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Hello, Friends!

I have a new post up over at How to Homeschool High School, where we are discussing the question, Should you buy your kid a car?

Hope you’ll pop over and join in.

Just click here, to go there.

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I understand this about women. Maybe about some men, too, but it’s the women I know the best and how, when things change, there is a need for something to hold on to. A physical, tangible thing to see or touch, to remind the heart.

Or maybe it’s just me?

It’s why we keep baby teeth and little curls and tiny quilts, tucked away safe. It’s Grandmother’s bowl, brought out for the salad at Christmas, or the old plate hung on the wall, that doesn’t fit the decor but fits a memory. Or, the little, toy dog on the bathroom shelf.

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It’s why I put his old, battered harmonica there, too, after it was found under the shoe shelf in the porch on porch-cleaning-day. When I pulled it out to vacuum behind it before all the company arrived for the big and busy day.

It’s my way of remembering, daily, to pray for my boy, tall and away and grown. It makes me happy to see it, and to think of him and his music, and I am reminded to ask the Lord’s blessing on him.

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Today I’m blogging over at How to Homeschool High School. I’m chatting there about the GED as a possible option for homeschool graduates. Since, boohoo, my son is graduating and moving on in just a few days…

Pop on over there by clicking here.

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I’m blogging today at How to Homeschool High School, where I share a few thoughts on eighteen years of motherhood. Sniff, sniff.

Hope to see you there.

my graduating son's application for the Fall

my graduating son’s application for the Fall

Hello, Friends! I’m blogging over at How to Homeschool High School today, talking about things like the future and replacing fear with excitement. I’d love for you to join the conversation over there. Click here to go there!

Just a few short minutes, I mean years, ago!

Just a few short minutes, I mean years, ago!

We are a homeschooling family. Have been forever. This spring our oldest son graduates. I’m struggling a bit to figure out what “graduation” means in a homeschooling context, and I write about that today over at How to Homeschool High School. Won’t you pop over and have a read? And leave a comment, please, if you have any advice for this struggling graduation momma!

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This is a picture of my mom and dad on their wedding day. Isn’t it great? I love the energy, the magical combination of the wind and the children and all the new beginnings that are represented.

I’m blogging today at How to Homeschool Highschool, where I’m chatting about growing up and, really, does that mean we have to lose that magic?

I’d love to have you join me there! Click here, and pop on over.