Last year, I put my freshman college student on the plane from post, gave him a hug, and he was off to college. As an “international” student, he had someone meet him at the airport and the international student...Read More
I was recently invited to discuss parenting teens on the Theology Gals podcast. It was so encouraging to me and I feel even more committed to praying for my teens after talking with Coleen and Angela I invite you to listen in...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
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
Spring is always a whirlwind for families. It’s already late summer and getting closer to the fall ritual of kids returning to school. This year our second son graduated high school and we are just weeks away from him leaving...Read More
Monday #MomHack… Ask for help. Ask for help from your spouse, your kids, your extended family, your friends, and your church. We don’t have to go it alone. We are designed to live within families, within...Read More
As parents, we often suffer under the delusion that we have more control over our kids’ lives–and sleep–than we actually do. Just ask any mother of a sleep-resistant infant who has tried every trick in the...Read More
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...Read More
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...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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- Christianity and the Church
- Connection Equation
- Family Journal
- Generous Living
- Healthy Living
- Heart, Mind and Soul
- In the Mail
- It's the FS Life for Me
- Mommy Encouragement Files
- On The Bookshelf
- Orange Ukraine 2013-2015
- Pearls / NGJ / TTUAC
- Reformation 500
- Seasonal Rhythms
- Teens and Parents
- Theology for Girls
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