Family Worship

Today (Tuesday) was weird. I went full out housewife and cleaned the whole house. Okay, the kids helped me clean up all the clutter. ...alright! Fine! It was just the living room! We folded and put away laundry, vaccuumed, and unearthed the sofas. Maybe all the clutter isn't cleaned up, but it sure is good … Continue reading Family Worship

MTHFR, Adrenal Fatigue, and Postpartum Anxiety

The body is not just the meat suit we walk around in. We're physical, mental, and eternal spiritual beings. Our Creator knit us together in a complex combination of systems that are interdependent on one another to function. If you don't believe me, try having a sore pinkie toe; that seemingly insignificant appendage can entirely … Continue reading MTHFR, Adrenal Fatigue, and Postpartum Anxiety

Creating a Family Schedule

Since we brought home our 4th child about 7 weeks ago, (and really even before that) our family life has been a hodgepodge of inconsistencies. We had bits and pieces of daily routines that shifted and changed based on our mood, so the kids frequently responded to the chaos and unpredictability with disobedience. My husband … Continue reading Creating a Family Schedule

It’s My Birthday. 😐

February birthdays...nothin like 'em. It's cold, dark, looks like this outside: And everybody is sick 😷 so forget actual celebration. The kids came in and sang "Happy Birthday" this morning, which was fairly adorable. But this mama is feeling every bit of 29...more like 59. My body is tired and sore, my joints are stiff … Continue reading It’s My Birthday. 😐

Haakaa Pump Review

Guys- if you are a breastfeeding mama, you NEED a Haakaa pump in your life. As a mom who always struggles to maintain milk supply, I have an overflowing freezer stash of milk, all because of the Haakaa's passive let down collection. By catching letdown milk as I nurse baby, I have amassed over 40oz … Continue reading Haakaa Pump Review

Sometimes the Bacon gets Burned

So it's been 2 weeks and change since we brought home our 4th baby. There's been a lot of crying, from me as well as the kids. I can say I haven't had a lot of depression, but my level of anxiety is through the proverbial roof. Even the should-be-fun moments have me fraught with … Continue reading Sometimes the Bacon gets Burned

Homestead Update

Family Well, my Ingrid is 9 days old. Just like peas-porridge-in-the-pot. We are settling in to "new normal." Settling never feels peaceful to me. Settling is transition, and transition for us means chaos. And by chaos, I mostly mean a lot of toddler whining and crying and managing behavior. Fortunately, I've had family and good … Continue reading Homestead Update

Homestead Update

Here we go... Pregnancy/Baby #4 I had an appointment yesterday afternoon. Let's just say it was my final straw. So after several phone calls and a stack of paperwork, I managed to transfer OB care back to my previous office. Is it farther away? Yes. Is that inconvenient? Definitely. But I will take inconvenient over … Continue reading Homestead Update

Homestead Update

It has been a while! Okay, first things first. Shaggy Maple Updates Remember way back when I mentioned my trepidation to enter back into the world of social media? Yeah... I broke up with Facebook. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, I can't handle it. It had become something that was insisting upon itself and demanding urgency. … Continue reading Homestead Update