My Top 5 Reasons for Choosing Home Education

It's my experience that many homeschooling families spend a lot of time defending (some well, some not-so well) their decision to home educate their children. I was having dinner with some truly admirable women from church and they shared the amount of guilt they experienced because they're unable to be at home with their children. … Continue reading My Top 5 Reasons for Choosing Home Education

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Spiritual Lessons From my Children

My son is so much more in tune with the spiritual realm and the things of God. He better understands the roles of my husband and I than we do ourselves. I was having a hard time getting the little man to go to sleep. It coincided with a late work night for my husband. … Continue reading Spiritual Lessons From my Children

Kombucha Update

So after having been on some intense antibiotics, my body is being really weird. Add to that the two betamethasone shots and everything about my bio functions just feels off.  I want to talk about kombucha during pregnancy. The nay-sayers all cite the potential alcohol content in self-fermented foods, as well as the potential for … Continue reading Kombucha Update

Planning for Spring 2018

Here are the things I need to address this winter: Bees- order 3lb package locally Chickens- decide on breed for flock expansion and set up brooders Garden- what to plant and where; seed start area Goats- build shelter; fencing; milking stand; water and feed; medical preparations; get goats Fermentation- start brewing ACV; kombucha; kefir These … Continue reading Planning for Spring 2018

Obedience

Well it's good to be back home. We were finally given the green light to come home from the hospital and for the time being, Baby #3 is staying put. The whole experience was exhausting for me, even being on bed rest for 24 hours. I realized something though and God taught me through the … Continue reading Obedience

When God Disturbs Our Plans

Today was supposed to be a bulk cooking day to get some meals in my freezer for when baby #3 decides to arrive...  Instead, I've been in the hospital, trying to avoid preterm labor.  So far, still no baby. Which is great for my son- he needs to bake in there some more. But it's … Continue reading When God Disturbs Our Plans

Mama Knows Best

Today has been exciting, and boring... I didn't sleep well last night from contractions, which increased in intensity and proximity as the morning drew on. We ended up going to the hospital to see what was causing them since I'm still preterm. 10 hours later, they haven't let up, and I'm on bed rest with … Continue reading Mama Knows Best

Looking to Upgrade

Okay, God. I'm broken, I'm unsettled, and I'm just plain tired; I cannot do this anymore. (I always find myself saying "anymore"... Which only means that I've once again tried to take the reins into my own hands...) So I kept praying about the heaviness of my efforts and the "stuck" feeling I had about … Continue reading Looking to Upgrade

Homemade Reese’s flavored Gelato

On the whole, I avoid culinary sensationalism. That's mostly to do with the French being known for their cuisine... They eat snails and call it a delicacy! No thank you, very much. Sewer rat may taste like ribeye steak, but I'll sure as shootin' never know. I'm a simple kind of lady with simple tastes. … Continue reading Homemade Reese’s flavored Gelato