Naming a Child's True Self

Posted on July 25, 2015

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Several years ago I looked out the window to see an eighteen month old child in only a diaper walking down the street drinking a coke. Then I realized it was my child. I wasn't sure where he had found a coke, but this was the least of my worries. Twice this child had been delivered at my door by strangers who guessed he came from our house. Once the police had been called and had to take a statement, which ended with the police saying Nathanael needed a bath. For weeks I defended myself to the police...in my mental dialogues. No matter how we locked our doors, the garage, the gate, this little Houdini could find his way out.

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True revelations: Outings with lots of kids

Posted on May 07, 2015

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My friend Rachel and I, after many outings with our combined children, thought that we should publish a book that reveals the truth of what homeschooling or large family experiences are REALLY like, not the Christmas Letter version.  We often fantasized about this to try to bring some sort of artistic cast to one botched adventure after another.

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