I've finally done it. I snapped. I stepped on the last block, action figure, hot wheels car, etc. I have heard the last irritating jingle! I went to the garage and I got a box. And I'm currently filling it with all of the toys that drive me nuts. In fact, that's what it's labeled- … Continue reading Decluttering Room by Room: Living Room, Kid’s Toys
I'm so blissed out right now. Thank the Lord, postpartum weepies haven't hit (yet?) so I'm still Mary, treasuring these things in my heart, with just a tiny bit of brain fog and emotionally raw word vomit. I keep thinking about when my children first came to visit their brother in the hospital. It was … Continue reading Unapologetically Mom.
I'd like to take this opportunity to brag on my husband a little... Okay, a lot. And maybe brag is the wrong word; it's not a boastful sentiment I want to express as much as one of cherishing my husband. Since Baby Henrik was born, my man has been absolutely outstanding in the departments of … Continue reading Husband Brag
Some friends of mine were asking how I manage to do all of our family's meals from scratch without spending all my time in the kitchen. Truthfully, the kitchen is my most used room in the house. It is almost a sacred space for me (in spite of it's outdatedness and space inadequacy.) I don't … Continue reading Bulk Cooking Day: ACV and Honey Baked Apples
Meet our son, Henrik Weston Our bouncing baby boy entered this world at 10:30am this morning, weighing in at 7 lbs even, and measuring 19 inches long. Happy Birthday, sweet boy! Mama and Papa are so proud and we love you so!
I'll just go ahead and say what everyone who's ever eaten with my family is thinking: I hate meal times. I do. I hate them. Christian culture makes meal times out to be this glamorized period during which smiling, laughing, families gather around a large table to share a hot meal and good conversation. That … Continue reading Managing Mealtime Madness
I'm writing this in anticipation of the birth of my third child, a son. I have so many thoughts and feelings encircling my mind I was finding it truly difficult to sit and read my Bible this evening, so I decided to get them out. Most of my thoughts are centered on time. There is … Continue reading To My Children
We got a lot done Monday! I "bottled" the gallon of kombucha I brewed two Sundays ago. It tested with a brix of 6 and ABV of less than 0.2%. Success! I poured the 1/2 gallon jars into quart jars for the sake of "single servings" and put them in the fridge for the week. … Continue reading Productive Monday
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
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