How Deep the Father’s Love

Today was good. Saw a good friend, the kids played, she brought me cupcakes, complimented me on my freshly acquired motherly figure (and I hers, because our due dates are like 5 days apart 🤣) y'all, everybody needs a friend like that. She refreshes my soul, and I hope I do the same for her. … Continue reading How Deep the Father’s Love

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The Stillness of Morning

Today, I did something that defied logic. I mean, it went against every fiber of my being. I woke up before dawn. On purpose. I don't even have a dairy animal! I just determined to wake up before my children. Initially, I set an alarm for 5:00am. I went to bed at 9:30pm, and for … Continue reading The Stillness of Morning

Teaching at Home vs. Teaching at School

I don't ever wanna hear another complaint from public school teachers about a "problem student" Having worked in public high schools, middle schools, elementary schools and pre-K, the challenges there just don't even stack up to the challenges of home educating your own children. 1) I bet public school teachers have never had their entire … Continue reading Teaching at Home vs. Teaching at School

6 Thoughts on Parenting Toddlers

Why do they turn into insufferable little goblins at 4:00pm every day? It's as if they've held a staff meeting and decided that strategically, that's the prime time to destroy everything productive I've done all day. "4:00pm, guys! She'll be starting dinner, so #2, you take off your pants and run around outside naked so … Continue reading 6 Thoughts on Parenting Toddlers

Dining Room Paper Floor

So white is not a color for this clan of mine. Nope. We're too... Well, I was going to say messy, cruddy, and mucky, but we'll go with rugged... We're too rugged to pull off white. White is a color for pristine, childless, petless, showplace homes. So, we (and by we, I mean I, because … Continue reading Dining Room Paper Floor

Farmhouse Renovations!

You ever have a dream about something in your future, and you think, "Yes. This is exactly what I want." Well, that kinda crystalized for me. I mean, I by no means dreamt that the ripping out of the baby poop green carpet would come after we'd already been moved in for 3 years. Nor … Continue reading Farmhouse Renovations!

Green Tomato Pie

I did a weird thing. It was out of necessity, of course. We've got these giant tomato plants. And they haven't been super awesome this year. Maybe it was the rain, maybe it was my spacing, maybe it was the new placement in the terrace rotation... Who's to say. But I was out tending the … Continue reading Green Tomato Pie

Simple Reminder

They finished work on the basement today. Walls torn out, mold is gone, sump pump installed, ducts cleaned, and home fumigated. We were just starting to feel joyful at having come through that challenge that rocked me physically, financially, and emotionally, when our AC went out. People, I'm 17 weeks pregnant. I was finally getting … Continue reading Simple Reminder

Sunshine Follows Rain

It's been hard around here lately. But like I said before, we were digging in and trusting God for the outcome. And He's sent just a slew of little blessings today that are just overwhelmingly heart warming. It's jackhammer day in the basement, and it's so nice to see that space becoming clean and healthy … Continue reading Sunshine Follows Rain

Sewing Things

I've been scheduling leisure into my day; taking a page from my husband's book. Does that mean my inner perfectionist feels like that means neglecting things that could be more productive? Yes. Do I usually end up physically ill before I take me time? Yes. So fine. I've had enough feeling like garbage, and all … Continue reading Sewing Things