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About atruerarity

Parents of two girls. Bringing home one boy. One boy with Jesus. Loving one other little boy and fundraising to help him go home to a family.

An Unusual Defense

An unusual defense… for me, anyway. I have proudly and confidently defended our choice to homeschool for nine years. I love just about everything about homeschool. The flexibility, the freedom, the relational strengths, the trust, the scheduling freedom, the extracurricular … Continue reading

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Surgery Trip 2021

Daniel has a major surgery planned for the end of April on the east coast. We live on the west coast. Brian and Daniel will be gone for over two weeks and will return with Daniel in a toe-to-waist cast … Continue reading

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What a Year! – August

This month, we replaced the furnace filters (only worth telling you, because we replaced them less than two months later and they were disgusting! Why? Forest fires.). Brian and most of the kids also went on a driving marathon to … Continue reading

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What a Year! – July

The Mellingers came to celebrate summer and Independence Day at our house. It was sunny and special and the kids had a blast. On the night of the 4th of July – I checked on Daniel after dark and he … Continue reading

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What a Year! – June

This month, I had some success with my leather crafting. I bought a cheap little carving knife and some basic stamping tools for carving leather. First, I made Brian a little PNW coaster. Then I decided to try a big-to-me … Continue reading

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