Homestead Updade

It's been nice to shift our focus the last few weeks. Call it my nesting instincts kicking in, but I've been really in to increased productivity and efficiency as of late. Something about entering 2018 with three kids under 3 years old, a new business, and new livestock is motivation to run my life as … Continue reading Homestead Updade

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When my Faith Feels Hypocritical

I have to admit defeat and confess my weaknesses. Today I sucked at being a compassionate mom. The only boast I have in my parenting after today is that I kept my kids alive. (Joking, I'm joking... Well sort of...) I had a prenatal appointment that was rescheduled from my last terrible, horrible, no good, … Continue reading When my Faith Feels Hypocritical

Update on My Boy

Little man has seemed better today; more agreeable and pleasant all around. He even managed to go potty on his own all day, and several of them were without my prompting him! Hooray for progress!! We're still waiting on results from some labs sent off Monday, and depending on whether or not they rule out … Continue reading Update on My Boy

Prayers for my Boy

My two year old son has been having some odd symptoms lately that suggest, according to the internet, everything from low potassium levels, Celiac disease, type 1 diabetes, or cancer. I'm hoping to eliminate the worst case scenarios from that list of possibilities, but as a mama, I'm naturally concerned for my little man. I … Continue reading Prayers for my Boy

Christmas on the Homestead

Yes, I'm aware it's still November. Thanksgiving has come and gone, and overall, it was pretty good. Pros: Family, friends, safe travel, great food with no food allergic reactions, 4 of 4 chickens present and accounted for (and living) when we returned. Cons: LONG trip, little sleep, fussy kiddos, a day of mucous induced vomiting … Continue reading Christmas on the Homestead

Heat ‘Em Up Hot Cocoa

This afternoon we sat on the porch and talked future farm additions while our son played fetch with Cyd. Nothing like golden leaves, crisp weather, train whistles and a sprinkling of autumn rain. To counter the chilly weather outside, when we came in the house I made some cocoa for me and my boys. Heat … Continue reading Heat ‘Em Up Hot Cocoa

Teaching Your Toddler

My son is a great kid.  I don't mean he's perfectly behaved or never throws tantrums. Quite the opposite actually. He's just really great at being a kid; really loud, curious, smiley, goofy, weird, sticky, tactless, sticky, and did I mention curious? When I was working in North Carolina as a substitute teacher and subsequently … Continue reading Teaching Your Toddler

This is the Day

This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24, NKJV I've been trying to finish the same cup of morning coffee since 7:00 AM. It is now a quarter til noon, and I'm still not through it. Perhaps that's responsible in part for my impatience today. My toddler is also having … Continue reading This is the Day

3 Things Christians Should Stop Saying to Expectant Moms

I am really amazed at the amount of hurtful and offensive comments I get from other church members about children while carrying my third child. Let me start by saying that being offended isn't a big deal, be offended- nothing happens. I by no means would inhibit freedom of speech just because some people are … Continue reading 3 Things Christians Should Stop Saying to Expectant Moms