The first babies of the year arrived on the homestead today! Read more here!
I've been focusing on involving the kids in my "have to's" like harvesting our peanuts. It turns everything into a big event, and slows things down and adds an extra element of policing the throwing of freshly harvested legumes at one's brothers... But, I figure, this is my life too, and there's no reason to … Continue reading Family, Food, Faith
Today was the day. My thirtieth birthday. Wow. Three decades. A drop in the proverbial bucket in view of eternity, but a spanse of seemingly endless years to my children. And admittedly, it feels simultaneously like an eternity and an instant. Today was full of my favorite things. Mostly good food, good smells, good books, … Continue reading The Big 3-0.
What a year, right? I'm not even talking about the covid stuff. I mean, just personally, for our family, it has been one ordeal after the next, and I know MANY families who've experienced the same thing, many of them to a higher degree than us. I'm so thankful for my husband. I've been learning … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving 2020
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
A lot of spiritual lessons culminated for me today, only after I had the emotional breakdown, of course. We've got mold issues. And I've got some intense allergies to mold of any sort. So that, and hormones, and not having felt baby for a few days, and missing the closeness of family, and my husband … Continue reading Struggling with Joy
As a person prone to brooding over everything, good or bad, I take this time of year to reflect on the bygone year and take stock of all the blessings God has given us. Here are a list of the top 10 blessings, some in disguise, my family experienced from the last year: 10) Yoga … Continue reading What a Year!
I get now why so many articles suggested spacing your children at least 4 years apart.Two kids in diapers at once is rough. Dinner tonight took me two tries. Do you have any inkling of just how difficult it is to focus on making a decent béchamel sauce with two kids screaming? The baby spat … Continue reading Mom Life: The 2nd Kid
It's been an interesting week. Our daughter decided to make her debut 3 weeks early. Or rather, our doctor decided to induce for her and my health and safety. Long story short, I was totally unprepared for her early arrival, save for my hospital bag and her carseat already in the car. It's been an … Continue reading My Early Bird/ Happy Thanksgiving