One beautiful and charming aspect of homebirth that I'm extremely excited for is the capacity I am afforded to prepare and to have my personal preferences accommodated. After birthing 4 children, I've learned what is "normal," what is "traumatic," how my body handles each phase of labor, when I want a hand to hold, when … Continue reading Preparing for My First Ever Homebirth
I've hit a period of urgency in my nesting. I've been saying the whole 2nd and 3rd trimester that it feels like Baby is coming early. She's dropped significantly in 24 hours, and while I sensed this would be the case, I'm still not totally prepared. So, because we're done with school, and I don't … Continue reading Nesting
Well, I'm one tired lady this morning. Yesterday evening, we noticed we were short a chicken. Something had gotten into the hoop coop and eaten it. Fox? Raccoon? We weren't sure. But I asked my husband to help me think through some solutions because we were so confident in our hoop coop build as being … Continue reading Crazy Night on the Homestead
Hey!! Take a listen to our latest podcast episode for some exciting homestead updates and the introduction to our Summer Workshop Series 2022!! Episode 7: Introducing our Summer Workshop Series 2022
When the Christian company follows secular feedback over bold integration of faith, I begin to doubt the integrity of the company.
Hop on over to our farm website to peek at some adorable baby goats just born today (5/9/22)! Visit the Shaggy Maple Homestead blog here!
My husband and I have extremely low expectations for ALL holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and other such special occasions or life milestones. We've found that when we go into a time like that with high expectations or intentions to make it memorable, someone usually ends up having the flu or food poisoning. His first Father's Day, … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day, and a Soteriology Lesson
I've used some form or fashion of busy box/bag for my kiddos for years! But the older kiddos are beginning to weary of my playdough and flash cards. So, in addition to growing the content of the boxes to their ages and skill levels, I'm also putting together some other things for them to build … Continue reading Busy Boxes: Homestead Style
I was being nostalgic (always dangerous for me) and going through some older posts and photos. And I noticed something... I did way better at mothering and homeschooling before the 2021-2022 homeschool year... why? What totally fell apart this year that had [has] me in spiritual/emotional/routine/everything shambles? So I started to reflect and ponder. Because … Continue reading Some End of the School Year/ Life Reflection