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By Chance or By Choice

I passed my road test last week for my driver’s license. I was relieved, and happy. I had originally gotten my license when I was sixteen, back in Wisconsin. One of the many hats my dad wore was that of driver’s education instructor, and he trained me well. I found[…]

Wide Earth

When my husband and I began our first, tentative inquiries to each other when we were contemplating marriage, one of the things that came up and immediately bonded us was our desire to homestead. We wanted to get some land and raise our family away from the hustle and bustle[…]

To Build a Village (2)

Things are moving along well with the children’s “Build a Village” project. Sukhailah and Hudhaifah, being the oldest, have put the most into their efforts. Hudhaifah has been reading up on alternative energy sources and various methods of water catchment and storage, as well as designing his own earthship house.[…]

New Creative Parenting Post

I have a new creative parenting post up at Riehlife. It’s a subject that is dear to my heart, as I have learned over time how to encourage my children’s creativity in simple ways, rather than relying on the latest fancy yarns, rubber stamps, or design programs. Nurturing their creativity[…]