I have a NEW address…

Thank you so much for reading Peacekeeper’s Lane.  I decided to continue my writing journey at http://www.dearlylovedchild.com.  Read more about our family’s homeschool journey and the things that we are learning.

I will post once a week–hope to see you there!




Thank you.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. I am working on launching a new site. I will post the link once it has launched in the next week. Peace and blessings!

How to Inspire Gratitude

How do we teach our kids to be grateful, especially when they have so many material things–even more than we may have had ourselves as kids?

I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s about more than teaching them social etiquette–to say “please” and “thank you.” It’s about more than teaching them to share with others. It’s about more than teaching them to give some of their allowance to charity. It’s about more than lecturing them about starving people in another part of the world, in a vain attempt to manipulate them into eating their vegetables.

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A season in the wilderness.

I’m not outdoorsy, by any stretch of the imagination. I don’t like insects, spiders, or anything that won’t fly away when I swat at it. I don’t like worms, snakes, and other creepy, crawly, slimy things. I actively avoid the heat of day and anything that causes me to sweat. To my husband’s chagrin, my idea of camping definitely includes four solid walls, a roof, electricity, and running water. In his eyes, glamping doesn’t count.

You’re not hardcore unless you live hardcore.

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SYOS (Save Your Own Sanity)

Parenting four kids is enough to keep two people constantly busy. My husband works in another state, and heavy traffic contributes to an already-grueling commute. On top of that, he works long hours and travels occasionally. Suffice to say, he is rarely at home, which means that my four kids are with me (and only me) 99% of the time. How do we make it work?  Glad you asked.

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Yesterday, I celebrated thirty five years of life on the earth.  One day afterward, I am still celebrating.  If I’m going to be completely honest, I will most likely party through the whole weekend–maybe even until Thanksgiving.   Cake for breakfast, anyone?

I kid.  Or do I??


I am finally old enough to run for president of the United States.  Not that I will, but I could if I wanted to.

Want to know how I celebrated thirty five?

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