I have always wondered why there are so many resources for new parents but so few for parents of young children and teens. For example, there are classes on breastfeeding, carseats, infant hygiene, introducing siblings, etc... But very little information on things like how to respond to disobedience in your toddler, or behavioral management that … Continue reading What’s the Deal with Potty Training?
I have been hang drying sage in the kitchen and it was finally time to put it away today! For anyone interested in herbalism even if it's just growing kitchen herbs, I highly recommend the book, "The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook: A Home Manual" by herbalist, James Green. It's a very pleasant, conversational, and enjoyable read, … Continue reading Herb Preserving
I hate budgeting. I'm good at formulating budgets. I'm even diligent in saving and tithing each month. But I'm not good at change, unexpected expenses, or STAYING WITHIN my budget. Now, that said, I've taken Dave Ramsey's financial Peace class and I've tried the cash envelope method. All that does to me is say, "oh, … Continue reading Budgets, Babies, and Back seats
I am exhausted. Just plain ol' tired. I did get a lot done this week, but not without some ridiculous misadventures along the way. Went grocery shopping and my daughter decided to poop all over me while in the Moby wrap. I pressed on and finished the grocery trip, and then my son had a … Continue reading A Wacky Week in Review
"...For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light."
Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves … Continue reading Back to Eden Update
As it happens, Tuesdays are my "outdoor" days. Not only did the rain hamper my outdoor activities and chores planned for today, it kept all of us cooped up inside. I got really discouraged and unmotivated to do anything. I have been really diligent in keeping up with house cleaning lately, but one weekend destroys … Continue reading Rainy Day on the Homestead
Here's a link to the latest update on our Anna girl. http://wp.me/p7beBa-3s
When we bought our house we intended a massive remodel...over the next 30 years or so. That said, there were some issues we were forced to tackle sooner than later. The kitchen sink... Ugh. As someone who for dietary restrictions has to make most meals from scratch, I spend about 60% of my life in … Continue reading Home Improvement Project #1
(#notsponsored) So... Energy will abound next month, eh? I certainly hope so as I'm nearing the third trimester of this pregnancy and I'm practically running on empty. That's not true, I'm running on Kroger peanut butter, Jones Soda and prenatal vitamins. I've been watching a food storage challenge series of videos on YouTube as I … Continue reading A Word from Jones Soda