Month: August 2017

Nature Study: Tadpoles

We caught some tadpoles a couple of weeks ago from a much-neglected swimming pool. I thought they wouldn’t last more than a day or so. But it has been two weeks and the four little tadpoles are still here and growing! We...

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Days, Lives

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.  What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a...

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When I Give Advice. . .

I have six kids.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, people ask me for mothering advice. Advice.  I bristle at that word. As if I know your family better than you do. Yet I am willing to share where we’ve been, what we’ve...

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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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From the Archives

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%