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I Love Large, Homeschooling Families

If you have absolutely nothing to do for a while, and you feel like getting fired up, I recommend reading the prequel to this post, here. “I Hate Large, Homeschooling Families” is, I think by far, the most read and answered post ever on this blog. I hope Ian doesn’t mind my using his title to tell a small story. ...

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Homer Simpson Would Be Proud

Annie (age 4) after dinner tonight: “I want some beer toys.” When asked to elaborate: “Bottles of beer. But not real ones.” So…If I get her O’Doule’s, does that count?

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Happy Mother’s Day!

To my Mom, who has been a constant support and model all my life and an unwavering believer in our business. To my wife, who has loved and cared for our family for over ten years. To my mother-in-law, who gave me such a wonderful wife. To my Nana, who has given me so many wonderful Christmas memories of the ...

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I Think We are Officially a Large Family

12 Passenger, burgundy, 2006, 28k miles, and zero clearance getting into our garage. The kids love it. Our Chevy Venture served us well for 23 months during which time it took us to California and Arizona and many smaller trips in between. For the last trip to Arizona, my parents bought us a car topper for the luggage and it ...

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Can You Drink This Cup?

St. Gianna Molla is an icon for the pro-life movement and someone who is completely incomprehensible to those who believe that a person’s value is based on 1) location and 2) that person’s usefulness to me. St. Gianna died from pregnancy complications following the birth of her fourth child. She could have aborted the baby or morally had a hysterectomy ...

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Some Things Are Worth Believing in Even When They Aren’t True

The late, fairy-tale addition of the dragon to his (St. George’s) otherwise factual life still I think still has a place in the Church’s heart. We need our ecclesiastical bed-time stories the same way we need Franklin’s electrical key or Washington’s cherry-tree. They serve as shorthand for the larger virtues that so dominated their lives. This post reminded me of ...

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Never Plant Before Mother’s Day

Description with visuals. I-25 has re-opened between Castle Pines and Colorado Springs, but travel is still discouraged. Highway 83 is closed between Colorado Springs and Franktown, and Highway 24 is closed between Coloraro Springs and Limon. Highway 94 is closed from Colorado Springs to Lincoln County Line. Governor Bill Ritter has activated the National Guard to help reach three stranded ...

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Need Some Prayers…

We have had a horrible snowstorm all day today with over a foot of snow falling since this morning. The wind and snow are still blowing straight sideways. Three hours ago our neighbor’s daughter dropped off her brother with us and left on a snowmobile to pick up her mom who was stuck in a drift several miles away. She ...

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