The NewBec

I'm not who I was.

Brown Paper Runners, Jars Tied With String: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Rough-cut wood tables and farm land to sit in Bright metal kettles to boil corn and shrimp in Brown paper runners, jars tied with string These are a few of … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

I’ll Be Doing What Frozen Things Do in Summer

I’m melting: yes of heat, but mostly of exhaustion. I’m a kick-the-kids-out-of-the-house-to-play, drink out of the water hose if you get thirsty kind of mom. But we are nearing that … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fixing My Face

Some of you already know all of this, and some of you don’t. It’s sure to be almost as enthralling as watching paint dry, so I won’t be offended if … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

Swim Club: Living on the Edge.

We all know the pool rules. Don’t eat for 30 minutes before swimming, lest you cramp up and drown.   …unless you’re at a swim meet. In which case, carbo-load, jump … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Open Letter to Myself, from Myself

You’re aware that you don’t have it all together, and that’s a good thing because it makes it easier to trust God to hold it all together for you. Still, don’t simply acknowledge your lack and leave it where it is. That’s fruitless. Make efforts for improvements, not excuses.

June 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

GOTCHA, Times 4.

Four years ago, by law, he finally took our name: the last name of the family he belongs to and the first and middle names that we chose for him. … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Tribute to World Donkey Day, Homeschool Style

We’ve had some space to fill in the homeschooling department. It’s getting close to the end of the school year.  J has completed half of her curricula, some of the remaining subjects … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

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