My kids love to hold me accountable and prove me wrong at every opportunity. Nothing gets by them. I've had to cut certain "non-expletive expletives" such as "Craptastic" and "fart sandwich" for fear of them parroting my awkward and slightly less than savory verbal quirks. Today, we were trying to teach my oldest son to … Continue reading Lessons My Kids Teach Me
I've been working on about 1,000 projects all at once. Mostly because a lot of them require dry time. So while I wait on one, I start another. The front door was looking super rough thanks to my ridiculous dogs scratching the Dickens out of the brick mould and the door. Nothing a new brick … Continue reading Simplicity in Hospitality
I am realizing more and more my issues with control...😬 Kids have a way of reflecting your poorest qualities back at you. I believe God designed them this way as a means of conviction to bring parents to greater sanctification. Or maybe He just finds it entertaining; I don't know. My husband was at a … Continue reading Letting Go of Perfectionism
Because as much as I love my kids, they belong to God and He loves them more. He merely entrusted them to my care. And that knowledge truly does bless my heart.
I'll just go ahead and say what everyone who's ever eaten with my family is thinking: I hate meal times. I do. I hate them. Christian culture makes meal times out to be this glamorized period during which smiling, laughing, families gather around a large table to share a hot meal and good conversation. That … Continue reading Managing Mealtime Madness
It has been raining here literally since I woke up at 7:45 this morning (likely before) and still hasn't let up. As such, we set about indoor activities today. My son went with our good friends (and incidentally his favorite sitter) for a fun day at the pumpkin patch and a costume party. I don't … Continue reading Rainy Autumn Saturday
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