Daily Lunches – a (simplified) guide

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Lunch is the mid-day reset. No plan survives contact with the enemy. -Helmuth van Moltke The perfect plan- set out in the morning, in the early hours before the house wakes up and the day rolls away from the station- never unfolds quite as I’d hoped. The lessons aren’t finished as early as I’d have liked, the house is a bigger mess. The phone calls I intended to make still linger in my mind and the laundry sits, complaining quietly … Read More

Adding Margin to your Days

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What does it mean to add margin to your days? Ah, margin. The two red lines gently guiding you to give more breathing room to your paper. I can see those lines so clearly when it comes to paper and pen- but when it comes to my time, it’s just so easy to fill my page to overflowing. In fact, I rarely consider margin at all when I am planning my week- let alone my meals. Rather, I am usually … Read More

A Big Ol’ Pot of Beans

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Guest Post by Kendra Fletcherof Preschoolers and Peace My friend Cindy is a woman who inspires me in a multitude of ways. For starters, she has raised three biological children to adulthood and is raising five more who came to her and her husband, Mike, by way of adoption. Each of Cindy’s and Mike’s five children at home have particular challenges, from fetal alcohol syndrome to Asperger’s to severe asthma to Cerebral Palsy. Cindy and Mike take it all in … Read More