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Rebekah R
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adios
Hey everyone, I have a new blog: Essays From the Ordinary . I don't plan to post often and won't include many personal details when I do, so if you want to keep up with our family online, Instagram is by far the best place to do so (my handle is @rdaphne.r ...
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bits of December
Goodbye, 2015! You were exhausting and hard but quite educational. Among other valuable things, I learned that my life is better without Facebook. That having a second child is a completely different proposition from the first. That I'm not parenting from a...
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a November report
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. -Ephes...
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then she said
"Does the sky have a belly button?" -working on anatomy facts  "I close the curtains so we can fall Zoe asleep!" -helping her sister take a nap "I want to work with Daddy in the garage. And I want a pink hammer and pink nails and pink screws." -big plans fo...
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Family snippets
To begin, I'll point out that this is only the second post I've written all month. Draw your own conclusions about my busyness level. Sitting down at the computer with the adorable monsters munchkins both awake is a joke: Ellie wants to sit on my lap and ty...
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Weekend linkage
I just discovered the blog Coffee + Crumbs, and this essay moved me so deeply that I absolutely must share it: I suspect many of you will relate. " Dream House ." Houses tell a story. Somewhere between no kids then two, I started to
believe my house could ...
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jealous of grace
I have often been tempted to envy other women's possessions, appearance, or travel opportunities. But not till now have I found myself envying their time . I can literally spend the whole day attempting to transfer a load of laundry into the dryer, and by e...
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and then she said
"I got it! I got the sun!" -jumping into an early morning sunbeam on the floor "Mommy, are you sick?! Are you taking a nap?" -because I was still asleep when she got up and clearly that is only attributable to illness "Bye! See ya! I going to the work! Have...
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clueless but pretty much okay
"Then I replied to them, 'The God of heaven will make us prosper, and we his servants will arise and build . . .'" -Nehemiah 2:20 I have no clue what I'm doing with my kids. Well, fine, I do know a few things about babies. I also have some broad ideas about...
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Weekend linkage
" The Coddling of the American Mind: How Trigger Warnings are Harming Mental Health ." The ultimate aim, it seems, is to turn campuses into “safe spaces” where
young adults are shielded from words and ideas that make some
uncomfortable. And . . . this mov...
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