Rocking Ordinary by Lea Ann Garfias Review

  In all of my years of interacting with members of my own gender, I have never met one who is not hard on herself. Whether it is about her size and weight or the tidiness of her house, she is her own worst critic. As a woman, I have rarely found a book that […]

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A tough old marine & his little girl

People have often asked me why I do what I do…why I have such a passion to help families give their children an education (built on relationship) at home. The answer to that is tightly woven and wound around strands of silky threads of memory – strands so fragile, like a spider’s webbing. These memories, […]

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let them out. it’s okay

This post is for all the mommas out there. The ones watching their babies grow up right in front of their very eyes… the ones who don’t know how to feel about the changes – welcomed or not – that keep whipping around the corner, aimed straight at our hearts. Yes, Momma, you – the […]

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Hi there!

Hi, there! I’m Angela O’Dell,  Jesus follower, wife to my very best friend, mom to four wonderful children, fellow homeschooler. I’m also an author and speaker at Master Books (author of the Math Lessons for a Living Education and the America’s Story history series), and owner of Jelly Bean Jar Publications. This blog is meant to […]

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