I'm excited to say that the PDF Bible study I've been working on for over 6 months is finally posted!
I realized today what a challenge I have ahead of me in keeping each of my children engaged throughout the day. What do I mean by "engaged"? Actively listening, learning, and responding in obedience through structured and unstructured play and instruction. I've noticed that when the majority of my son's day is dedicated to "free" … Continue reading Keeping the Kids Engaged
I'm one of those people who can't make themselves rest. I haven't slept more than 2 consecutive hours at a time in the last three days, and still I chose a 2 mile run over a nap yesterday afternoon. Today, convinced of my need for a nap... I started building things instead. I'm a mess. … Continue reading A Nap time DIY
We've got peppermint tea ready for sale in our Etsy shop! More to come as the season progresses. We've been hard at work harvesting, drying, and packaging. I'm a firm believer in quality over quantity and if you're going to do something, do it the best way or not at all. So everything we do … Continue reading Shaggy Maple Herbal Teas
Yesterday, we celebrated American independence by canning our own produce. For the first time, we harvested enough blackberries to make jam. Granted, it was only about a half gallon of jam... But it was ours! And that was the exciting part. We also had enough cucumbers come in to do a small batch of pickles … Continue reading Canning Day! And Other Updates
July 4th week is one that is really pensive. Between my husband and I, we have had family serve in the military for generations. So I'm always very humbled by the sacrifice of our United States military and armed forces. This year, I'm especially thankful for the freedoms I have in this nation; freedom of … Continue reading Independence Day 2018
When I first stumbled onto the concept of home atmosphere, I was a little blind sided by the idea that creating that sense of "home" was my responsibility. What makes my house a home? Truthfully, I had a difficult time answering that question. When I was a kid, something my mother always did well was … Continue reading Creating Atmosphere in Your Home