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I miss old school blogging.  My posts reflect that, meandering from current events to family updates to long form articles.  I know, I know. . . current blog gurus say Find your audience! Write in your niche!  But whatever. It’s my website.  

Still, you're probably here for some mommy-encouragement or theological talk.  Welcome! 

H3 and her babies.

Grandma made H3 and her baby matching nightgowns.  Her big brothers got her a baby stroller and two babies, and her cousin got her yet another baby!  H3 is in mommy-baby heaven, and can fit all of her babies and gear on the...

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Cocktails and Pearls

Cocktails and Pearls

  "Hello, I'm a diplomat's wife in a movie. I always have a cocktail in my hand, pearls around my throat & household help at my beck and call. I never need to deal with rats, insects the size of my hand, or pathetic looking produce. Oh, and I'm a spy." from...

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2019: Another Year is Dawning

  Another year is dawning; Dear Father, let it be, In working or in waiting, Another year with Thee; Another year of progress, Another year of praise, Another year of proving Thy presence all the days. Another year of mercies, Of faithfulness and grace; Another year...

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Holidays and Transitions

  We attended a holiday party with some colleagues tonight and it was very lovely. Yet this picture from the party stirs up a certain sadness, a certain nostalgia.  A certain era of our family is only in our memories. This picture shows us with only A6 and H3. They...

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Charles Hodge and Parenting

Charles Hodge and Parenting

Charles Hodge on Romans 6 The other night I was skimming Charles Hodge's commentary on Romans (aff) and was just struck by how God relates to us as His children, and how I can follow that example with my children. This is from the Crossway Books Classic Commentaries,...

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St. Nicholas Day Fun

St. Nicholas Day Fun

  Today we read the story of St. Nicholas from the book "Men of the Holidays," listened to the Nicene Creed, and practiced the catechism questions about the...

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Parenting and the Westminster Divines

Parenting and the Westminster Divines

Presbyterian Catechising, by John Phillip (c) National Galleries of Scotland; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation   From a Christian History Corner article: In their teaching on the fifth commandment ("Honor thy father and thy mother … "), the Calvinist...

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Advent: Our Family Nature Walk Tradition

The best family traditions often grow organically, rather than through our careful planning.  Every year on the day after Thanksgiving, our family will take a nature walk and gather "nature treasures" with which to make our Advent wreath.   This tradition began when...

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Parenting and Reformed Theology

Parenting and Reformed Theology

This week I joined in some interesting conversations with other moms about parenting and Reformed and Covenantal theology. At one point I wanted to reference the Westminster Confession of Faith and how in impacted me and my parenting, and searched through the old...

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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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