yummiest pumpkin bread ever

The cool fall weather here in D.C. lately has inspired a storm of cooking. We're trying some new ideas we see on Pinterest and, of course, making our old stand-bys. I found this delicious pumpkin bread recipe when we were stationed in Ohio about 20 years ago! I was a brand new stay-at-home mom then. And I'm still using the old, yellowed, stained recipe that I copied out of a magazine (not even sure if it exists anymore!) called Amish Country Magazine.

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letting go

"Back in the exhausting era when we had four kids aged seven and under, I often found myself on the receiving end of brilliant comments such as, “Enjoy them while they’re little!” and, “They grow up too quickly!”

I remember thinking, Uh-huh, sure. I’d just like to take a shower without someone pounding on the bathroom door!  As homeschooling parents in the midst of potty-training and phonics, it can be easy to forget that our ultimate goal in homeschooling is to launch godly, responsible adults." 
Read the rest of this post I wrote for Home Educating Family's blog here.
I haven't had much time to blog lately, but I am really enjoying writing for them!

mothers

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers, aunties, grandmas, and 'mothers of the heart' who have never given birth to their own children, but are mothers all the same.

I have been blessed with a wonderful mother, whose impact on my life will only really be known on the other side of eternity.

Happy Mother's Day, Mommy.

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.  ~Jewish Proverb

Happy Thanksgiving!

Psalm 100

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth!

Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.