My baby, my son,

he looked at me today.

Out of nowhere,

locked eyes, told me,

“I’m not afraid.”

Good, baby, good.

Go forth; yes, be brave,

’cause your mama can’t think

of one good thing

fear ever gave.

Homing In

So.

The plague is upon our house. We are 80% contamination.

‘Snot fun.

I was the first to usher the plague in, and therefore I was the first to recover.

I am playing nurse a house full of various degrees of sick.

One on the more severe end, involving spoonfuls of crushed ice every five minutes.

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My house is in chaos, and I am inexplicably at peace. 

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What homeschooling is teaching me about parenting.

Today we returned to work from our fifth winter break since beginning our homeschool journey. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about where we’ve been and where we’re going on this education journey with the kids, and it occurred to me just how much this one decision has changed our family and, to my surprise, the way I parent. I thought I’d share a few things I’m learning along the way. Continue reading

The Moms Are All Right

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If your child has made it past infancy, you’ve almost certainly been there (if you haven’t, pin this for later…just in case): your kid has been that kid. The one that makes the bad choice. The one that bit just two days after you said they’ve never even considered biting. The one that calls another child a horrible name, the one that becomes the talk of the school. The one that does something that you had labeled “not in MY house.”

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BHB’s Wonder Project

Am I the only one who feels like things have just been extra tense lately?

On the news, on the screens, trickling into our homes, our lives.

And then there’s those other things that linger as they tend to in each day: restlessness, worry. Sometimes even discontent. Comparison, which a lot of time leads us right back to discontent.

My tagline here is “finding the Holy Ordinary in the Wholly Ordinary.”

I really, really want to do that with you. I want to remember how much beautiful there is in our backyards. In the unexpected places, or maybe just the overtly beautiful places that we have come to take for granted in our busy day.

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So here is my challenge:

The BHB Wonder Project. Thirty days of seeing God in the seemingly average course of our days. A few rules:

1. Find the incredible all around you. The lovely, the odd, the surprising; the things that strike some sort of chord in your heart.

2. To make sure this hits closest to home, contain your subject area to your usual daily route: the places you would be going and doing and seeing on any given day.

3. Capture these things each day for the next 30.

4. Whether it’s through Instagram or Facebook or Twitter, add the hashtag #bhbwonderproject  (follow me on Instagram here or Twitter here, or Facebook here)

5. When we are finished, let me know about your journey!

I so hope you will join me and reclaim some magic in our day-to-day lives!

~Lindsay