“Mom, C17 just taught me how to make coffee!” exclaimed A6. My work here is done.Read More
Category: Family Journal
We discovered this nest in a little bush in a parking lot near our doctor’s office. I love all the birds in this part of Florida. A6 noticed how it is different from the Red Legged Thrush nest we had on our porch in The...Read More
Building a RAFT Affirmation of Relationships. . . I wrote the first of this Building a Raft When We Move series in early May, and thought I’d have a post up each week. Haha! Reality is, we’ve been living out rather than...Read More
Building a RAFT Wheels’ up is six weeks from today. While we’re flying out of The Bahamas, I’m more focused on building a RAFT with the kids, in preparation for the move. “Building a RAFT” is a tool...Read More
Being questioned by immigration after an insanely long pregovac flight, from Kenya to the U.S., traveling with a passel of kids… “What do you do?” the agent asked. I was so tired. Looked at him blankly. Thought...Read More
Another Good-bye We have another big transition looming — we’re leaving Nassau, the Bahamas, after making it our home for three years. I feel like I’m in a good place. I’m ready for the change, and at the same time not longing...Read More
Once upon a time, I had a noisy little Honda Accord hatchback and four noisy boys. The noise of the tires on the road was loud, and the normal noise from the kids was loud. It was a bit overstimulating, and I tuned it out. ...Read More
Productivity experts and uber-awesome moms extol the virtues of waking up early. The quiet, peaceful mornings. The crisp, cool air. The relaxed cup of coffee over Bible reading. I’ve been experimenting with waking up early...Read More
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...Read More
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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