Month: February 2017

Time is Short / Teens and Connection

It’s February.   In June my second son will be moving the tassel, graduating from high school.   It’s a little different this time. My first son finished high school as a home school student, with minimal fanfare. The school my...

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We Remember: Sean

Sean Paddock was just four years old when he died.   My youngest son is four. As I write this, he’s dressed in his Spiderman costume, showing me how he can climb over the fencing on the porch. He’s jumping from couch...

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Restoring Gently and Bearing Burdens

At this stage in my life, so much of my reading and studying is filtered through the perspective of mothering. This includes my study of the Bible and theology. I find the deeper I dig into God’s Word, the more light it shines...

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Observation

“Everything’s kind of chaos in here.” –my four year old son. Not sure whether he’s referring to the pictures of medieval life in the book on his lap, or the living room.

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Arrows, Soaring

When the boys were younger, they had plastic toy bows and arrows. I remember playing with the boys, and shooting arrows with them. I draw back the arrow, the bow bends — and I’m worried that I’m going to break the plastic bow if...

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Hi, I'm Alexandra.
I write to encourage us as we become the people God has created us to be -- especially in the realms of nurturing our children and using our talents right where we are.

Six kids. INFP. Reformed & covenantal. Liberty & justice for all. Speaker. Current project: Helping parents connect with teens.

I started blogging as TulipGirl in 2004. Tech crashes and life derailed the site. The archives are gone, but I'm glad to be back.

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Hubby's Book Progress

Breaking of Jandaria
Phase:Querying
Due:3 months ago
20%
The Magpie Queen
Phase:Writing
50%
Heir to the Raven
Phase:Editing
Due:2 months ago
20%