unconditional love adoption

how UNCONDITIONAL should LOVE be?

I’m currently in a mental battle that has been going on for the better part of a year. “How unconditional should love really be?” Or maybe the better question, “Does unconditional love equal unconditional relationship on the other person’s terms?” I’m hoping not. What if that person is a child of yours? Still hoping not. […]

#summerof6

Summer of Six

I’m one of those moms who loves summer. I think it’s because we homeschool, but I honestly can’t remember if I loved summer when my kids were in school. I love that there aren’t lessons to plan and papers to grade and this expectation that we should be doing school. I feel like it’s my […]

The 6thLOVE LANGUAGE

The 6th Love Language

I think I discovered my new love language—a weekend alone at home. (With 2 other extended family units living on the other side of the kitchen, I’m not technically “alone,” but I have no humans for whom I am responsible besides moi. This pseudo-alone situation also feeds my extrovertedness where I need other people, for whom […]

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Asparagus Redemption

#fail. That’s what I thought when I happened to walk around the side of our house a couple weeks ago and saw the above disaster scene. This is evidence that we 1) never got around to clearing out the asparagus bed last fall and 2) let it go to seed before actually harvesting any this […]