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Where Have All the Tomboys Gone?

I read an article by the Federalist 1 about how the transgender industry is negatively impacting the existence of tomboys. When I think of tomboys, a few famous characters stand out such as: Joe March, Laura Ingalls, Éowyn, and Nancy…

ADHD

I am constantly seeking advice and ways to improve my serve especially with regards to my family. My daughter was recently re-evaluated for ADHD because the previous diagnosis was made roughly five years ago. Testing has changed. Enter the QbTest.…

Monsoons

I can’t but help enjoy the rain. I know that my area is threatened with flash flooding resulting from last year’s Slate fire but in spite of that the rain restores me. The rain reminds me of God’s might and…

Stress

When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? Psalm 118:5-6 I’ve been reading Susan Cain’s awesomely…

The Wingfeather Saga

The Wingfeather Saga: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness & North! Or Be Eaten By Andrew Peterson © 2020 Reading Level: 6th grade Introduction I stumbled across a negative rating of the Wingfeather Saga. Why would someone…

Audiobooks

Audiobooks are ubiquitous in my household. Why? Firstly, my husband commutes to work and enjoys listening to either podcasts or books during his drive. Secondly, my daughter is extremely dyslexic, had practically no phonological awareness (even though we drilled the…

Appeal to Fear

The ad baculum fallacy derives its strength by appealing to timidity or fear.1 In other words, see things a certain way or else get beaten by a bludgeon. AZ State Route 77 (Beeline) ADOT sign boasted, “Want to return to…

King Solomon’s Mines

King Solomon’s Mines by Henry Rider Haggard, © 1885 Reading Level: 10th Grade This book is difficult to define but my gut desires to call this book the “most masculine” book I have ever read. In my opinion, that is a…

The Barnabus Project

The Barnabus Project by The Fan Brothers © 2020 Reading Level: 3rd Grade Although this is a children’s picture book it has mass appeal. The pictures are stunningly gorgeous! My almost 12 year old daughter immediately stole the book from…

Bearing Burdens

or loving in the midst of turmoil This week I started reading Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli and was confronted with the concept of loving those who are in our minds we see as unlovable. The character Stargirl is bombarded by…