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Given

Nov 22, 2016 by

I wake up Sunday morning to a bed boiling over with children. Abby is curled up beside me, Isaac down by my feet, and Susanna up by my head. Tim’s spot, vacated over an hour ago in order to allow quiet prep time at church, has been triply filled. If I draw a bath, children try to climb in with me. If I get...

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Second Year
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Second Year

Nov 5, 2016 by

This school year is infinitely better than last year. I was hoping for a fresh start this year, and I got it. Thank you, Lord. However, at this point in the year, I do find I have a certain amount of teaching fatigue.  It could be that I just finished walking my English 3 class through a research paper.  After two weeks of carefully...

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Miss Bossy-Pants
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She starts as soon as she gets up. First she picks out her own (seasonally inappropriate) outfit to wear, then she picks out her brothers’ clothes down to the underwear.  This is unappreciated and she comes to me pouting, “Isaac don’t want to wear dese clothes I got.” From her bath, she yells out into the hallway that she doesn’t want toast with her...

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