Summer read-alouds to beat the heat {Sonlight Blog Party}

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This is the fifth installment in a year-long blog party designed to help Sonlight celebrate 25 years of serving homeschoolers. In January, I introduced our family. February’s post was all about how we first started on our journey as a home educating family. In March I shared some words of wisdom garnered from our years of homeschooling  I shared a day in the life of our homeschool in April, and in May I focused on convention season. Today, we tackle summer!

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Deeper than skin

All things being equal (which clearly they’re not), Rachel Dolezal is wrong. But before you throw stones/pat me on the back for sharing/not sharing your politics, know this: I’m not talking about her actions in regards to her role as an activist or educator. I’m talking about her take on race and motherhood.

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My dad is coming Thursday. My dad! Let that soak in a minute. It’s good stuff.

While I’m giddy like a kid at the upcoming visit, this isn’t just a social call. He’s hauling some choice memories in the form of stuff from my Mamaw and Papaw’s house over the mountains to me. Yes– seven months after my grandmother passed, the family is finally winding down The Purge to End All Purges.

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Dear Daddy

Dear Daddy,

I think you are amazing. There are no doubts in my mind that you are the best dad I could ever DREAM of having. Ever since I was too little to really understand much, I have loved you and looked up to you. Some of my fondest memories of being little are of you driving me to preschool and belting out “Jet” at the top of my lungs, or heading to Lowe’s while “Tupelo” played in the background. And as I have grown, I can only love you more.  You have been so much to me, from spiritual leader, counselor, father, adviser, and on and on. You have filled all these roles and more.

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Buttons Diapers {review+giveaway}

I was given a free product in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. All thoughts are my own and represent my experiences in using this product.

As you might have guessed, I am a very big fan of getting as much bang for my buck as possible. As you can also probably guess, I’m looking for quality. Affordability means I can fit our needs within a tight, one-income budget. And things made with materials that will last mean that I can reasonably expect to get decent usage with multiple children. Score!

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