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Mandy Ferguson
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The Beginning of the Shift
Last week, I shared a bit about the transformation of our homeschool from a dysfunctional and miserable experience for all, to something a bit closer to joy. To understand what has changed, I should probably explain a bit of what wasn't working in the first...

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A New Year, A New Blessing


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annnnd... I fell apart
Have you ever been lost?  How about alone and creeped out late at night? I remember one time when I was walking home from youth group at like 10 pm in late fall.  I grew up in northern Arizona.  It is the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the world.  We have...

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This is the new "normal"
Yesterday, my world changed.  I said goodbye to my beloved for a year and put him on a plane headed toward the Middle East.  As he walked out of sight beyond the checkpoints, this strange thing happened.  It felt as if all of the air was completely sucked o...

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2014/2015 Curriculum Choices
{This post contains affiliate links.  If you choose to purchase something from a link on my post, I receive a portion of the proceeds.} I had typed this post MONTHS ago.  I never pushed publish.  Precious.  That's a great example of how crazy our year has b...

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Goals
I have a lot of really big things happening this year.  I feel like I am standing at the bottom of a really huge mountain, getting my gear ready to climb.  Only a week ago, I would have told you that there is NO WAY I could make it to the top, that I could ...

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Hope
I recently did a Facebook post to my closest friends saying that I was completely lost in this failing 2014 thing.  I lost hope. If there is something I have always clung to... it is hope. It is something I always remind my struggling friends of.  It is som...

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FAILINGnotfailing
Failure. There it is.  My constant fear, my constant nemesis if you will.  It haunts me in every area of my life. The little voice in the back of my head telling me that if it isn't perfect, it is failure. Another year, barely blogged.... Failure. Another y...

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Making Memories is BEAUTIFUL
At the beginning of the year, my husband had to go to Virginia to attend a military school.  He went last year, and I really missed out on a lot of experiences with him, so this year I asked if we could join him.   Sending the whole family out for several m...

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Grace is BEAUTIFUL
I know I started this series with the intention to blog every day for 30 days.  Part of choosing to be PRESENT in my family life means that they come first.  I have been gone for a few days enjoying my family. The perfectionist side of me wants desperately ...
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