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Step One: Run Until You Catch on Fire

I like to run until I burn. Running so fast smoke starts to billow against my windblown skin until finally, a flame kindles and then bursts into a raging fire burning its course and leaving me burnt out and charred.

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A Year in Review- Hayden

Unschooling doesn't mean limitless. Unschooling is the ability to follow your dreams and passions at a young age regardless of school bells or workbook directions. Unschooling does not lack discipline or rules but focuses on life's rules that apply in the real world and not on a color-coded behavior chart.

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“I’ll Pray for You”– but Will You?

"Salty" is the new "petty" and I think the reversed meaning of "bless your heart" is also being replaced. As Christianity becomes increasingly whittled down to fit into today's society, a common thing we see is the phrase “I’ll pray for you” thrown out without any real intention behind it, primarily during an argument but also jokingly when speaking to a friend.

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A Month of Christmas Week 4: Christmas at Home

This year, Christmas filled our entire month of December. It was fun, but also exhausting, and if you're asking right now, next year Christmas will be sloooooow, and not FULL. (But, if you ask me next year around Christmas time.... haha!) We spent Christmas Eve-Eve in downtown Austin passing out goodie bags, coffee, hot cocoa, and… Continue reading A Month of Christmas Week 4: Christmas at Home

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A Month of Christmas Week Two: Christmas in Italy

After an extended blog break (mama's need a break from all things periodically), we're moving on in our four-part series, A Month of Christmas, we visited Italy in the second week! It was by far, much more fun than the Mexican Christmas. Maybe because we had a more open week, or perhaps because Italy just has… Continue reading A Month of Christmas Week Two: Christmas in Italy

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A Month of Christmas Week One: Mexico!

Throughout November we learned everything we would ever need to know about Mexico. As December approached I was excited by the idea that we could do a Mexican style Christmas in the first week to kinda finish up on what we had been working on in our Mexico study. Hayden suggested that we should learn… Continue reading A Month of Christmas Week One: Mexico!

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Overflow with What Matters

I was in a Mom Mood today... Mamas, you know what I'm talking about. We had what I would classify a "bad" trip to the grocery store, which is kinda silly. Nothing was knocked over or forgotten. No one ran away or hid in a clothing rack. For the most part, they held on to the cart and participated in getting the things we needed, and no one asked to buy anything they didn't have money for in their pockets. They were all just a little hyped up and full of energy, while I was utterly drained.