Padding: A Remedy for Disorganization

I was reading an article on the New England Patriot's "secret art of padding" (though I caren't one iota for the Patriots, or the NFL) today, and it suddenly occurred to me how little I know about what's going on in my home, when it needs to get done, and who needs to do it. … Continue reading Padding: A Remedy for Disorganization

Making Christmas Gifts with the Children: A “Stuffy” Ball

I decided to have the kiddos draw names to make gifts for each other this year. I told them they could draw, paint, color, sculpt, sew- whatever they'd like to do. My oldest got my youngest's name and was pondering out loud, "What can I make her that she won't just break?...I got it! A … Continue reading Making Christmas Gifts with the Children: A “Stuffy” Ball

Homestead Update

I've got folks coming in for a visit next week so I will try to do as much updating as I can in this week so that I can enjoy our guests next week. First, our kitchen project is making incremental progress! The sink is finished being restored! Before And after! So when I brought … Continue reading Homestead Update

2021-2022 Homeschool Curriculum Picks

A hefty weight has lifted from my chest since purchasing and going through our curriculum for next school year. I had been praying about it for WEEKS and waiting for God's leadership and peace in my decisions. That looked like a lot of comparison shopping, and placement assessments, and whatnot. What finally gave me peace … Continue reading 2021-2022 Homeschool Curriculum Picks

Homestead Update

Summer is winding down and autumn is just around the corner! I'm busy doing all sorts of things to make sure we are ready for the next transitional period in our home. Confession: I'm a big proponent of year round homeschool. But we didn't do that this year. Why? Honestly, everyone needed a break. It's … Continue reading Homestead Update

“Circle Crayons”

It's that time of year again. We're about 1/2 way through the new school year so all the wonderful 24 packs of crayons I purchased back in August are now reduced to half-eaten bits and bobs of various shades and sizes. So, I gather them all up, set the little Crayon Eaters to work peeling … Continue reading “Circle Crayons”

Equipping Children with the Word

One of the most prominent verses of Scripture throughout my adult life has been Psalm 127. The focus of that partucular passage is of course the sovereignty of God's will, the vanity of man's efforts apart from God, and the blessing which results from walking in accordance with God's will. Different verses of that passage … Continue reading Equipping Children with the Word

More Harvesting

We have pumpkins ready! Which is odd because we still don't have watermelons ready... Not sure how that happened. But we've harvested them all the same. Today I'm in the kitchen making sweetened condensed milk. It tends to be a kitchen staple around birthdays and holidays as we make most of our desserts from scratch … Continue reading More Harvesting

Homestead Update

We've reached a standstill with preserving our harvest. As I'm sure many of you have as well, we've encountered a mason jar shortage. That means all those honey jars and pasta sauce jars I've saved over the years are being put into service. And praise God I bought brands that are compatible with regular mouth … Continue reading Homestead Update

What we do in our Homeschool “off” weeks

I'm intentionally trying something new this year that I sort of fell into over last spring and summer with homeschooling. I tend to burn out really easily. I get bored of routine and crave something new... Which is probably why I'm so in love with my visionary husband. He doesn't see himself that way, but … Continue reading What we do in our Homeschool “off” weeks