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
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
Life has shifted. My oldest has been away at college for three years. The next three teens graduate high school in the next three years. One right after another. I had four kids in five years when I was in my 20s. It was...Read More
One of my most vivid memories from childhood is my mother pushing me on the swing and reciting Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem. We had a “little pink house on the corner” in Waveland, Mississippi. The house was...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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