Prior to our packout from Ukraine more than two years ago, I organized and labeled plastic bins with all the books we were keeping. I asked the movers to keep them organized how I had them and fill the extra space with packing...Read More
Music is as integral to me as my own DNA. My life has become a continual soundtrack, with music underscoring the most powerful and even the most banal moments of my life. Danielle de Niese The soundtrack of our lives, the...Read More
We remember Lydia Schatz today, February 6, 2017. Seven years ago today, 7-year-old Lydia Schatz died after her adoptive parents disciplined her to the point of death. Lydia was a vivacious little girl, adopted from Liberia. In...Read More
A friend who homeschools her kids was sharing her struggles the other day. I heard in her words such self-condemnation, such self-blame. When I read it, it reminded me of the downward spiral of thoughts I’ve had at...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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- Around the World
- Bahama Mama
- 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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