7 Quick Takes about driving in DC, meeting fabulous people, and outing myself as an airplane stalker nerd

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail — 1 — I‘m back from the DC trip! I gave five talks, did two media appearances, four book signings, and hosted my radio show live from SiriusXM’s Washington studio, so it was quite the adventure. Honestly, it wasn’t as stressful as it sounds. I got to meet so many new people, connect with… [Continue Reading]

One quick take from my hotel next door to the White House

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I was determined to be able to write my 7 Quick Takes Friday post this week, but — to nobody’s surprise except for mine — I have been extremely busy here on the DC book tour. If it tells you anything about how crazy my schedule has been, my hotel is practically next door to… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes about cool vintage books, a radio studio in my home, and the only five things that really matter when you host a party

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail — 1 — I did my first radio show from my new home studio today! SiriusXM kindly set me up with a studio in my house, which I put in a corner of my bedroom. I was amazed at how little equipment there is. I just need a mic, headphones, and a little box… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes about my first radio show, punk rock dads, and a desperate plea for birthday party ideas

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail — 1 — Well, yesterday was the big day: my first live radio show!  That picture was taken while I sat at a coffee shop next to the studio, about 30 minutes before air time. I’ll just go ahead and admit that I was extremely nervous. Okay, “terrified” might be a better word. But… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes about dog whispering fails, a hilarious interview moment, and why my radio show will have the best intro music ever

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail — 1 — Thank you so much for all the wonderful responses to my big announcement! After I published the post, I was horrified to realize that I forgot to include the most important part: In one of the demos, I mentioned in passing that my two favorite genres of music are Gregorian chant and… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes about back to school, veggie choppers, a great DC event, and recording radio spots under dicey circumstances

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail — 1 — Happy back to school week! Or, as we know it here at the Fulwiler homeschool, the week where mommy pretends like she has a principled reason to start school after Labor Day and is not just sitting around and surfing Pinterest to see what’s working for everyone else first. Also, I… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes about a special vintage dress, a hiphop wedding, and that moment when all your cards are declined at Wal Mart

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail — 1 — I‘m back! I haven’t been blogging much lately because I’ve been savoring my real life. I spend my mornings gazing out the window, prayerfully watching the morning sun filter through the clouds as I sip my coffee. In the afternoons, I bake healthful goodies with the kids before we do crafts related… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes about hiking fails, questions about DC, the smells of the Bible, and the best baby photobomb ever

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail — 1 — Greetings from the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina! (At least I think I’m in the western part of the state. I keep trying to look up my location on a map, but every time I’m interrupted because my one-year-old has found a crayon and is writing on my aunt’s white… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes about Edel 2015, the impending doom of me traveling with a baby, and why there’s a man in a banana suit on the IP website

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail — 1 — The official pictures from the Edel Gathering are up! You can check them out at my uncle Kevin Geraghty’s photography site here. My sweet uncle generously offered to come out and handle all the pictures, and I’m thrilled with how they turned out. You’re welcome to use them on your blogs… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes that involve book nerdery, visions of nightmarish travel, conference jitters, and the video that made me sob for an hour

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail — 1 — The Edel Gathering begins one week from today! For those of you who don’t know the backstory, this conference came into being suddenly and unexpectedly. In November of last year, I wrote a post telling the story of how Hallie Lord and I took a risk and committed ourselves to this idea… [Continue Reading]