It Has Begun…

I. Love. Christmas. Especially with kids in the house. As a child, I loved the holidays during school. All the crafted Christmas ornaments, the Christmas word searches that filled time when my teachers had gotten through the required materials ahead of schedule (or maybe just given up?) I love being able to do those things … Continue reading It Has Begun…

Taking a Break for Family Time

We've got a pretty seriously injured Papa on the homestead, so we're taking a break from posts for a bit to focus on helping him heal up. By God's grace, the situation was not nearly as bad as it could have been. My husband is feeling well so far, and is in good spirits. We've … Continue reading Taking a Break for Family Time

Unapologetically Mom.

I'm so blissed out right now. Thank the Lord, postpartum weepies haven't hit (yet?) so I'm still Mary, treasuring these things in my heart, with just a tiny bit of brain fog and emotionally raw word vomit. I keep thinking about when my children first came to visit their brother in the hospital. It was … Continue reading Unapologetically Mom.

Husband Brag

I'd like to take this opportunity to brag on my husband a little... Okay, a lot. And maybe brag is the wrong word; it's not a boastful sentiment I want to express as much as one of cherishing my husband. Since Baby Henrik was born, my man has been absolutely outstanding in the departments of … Continue reading Husband Brag

Managing Mealtime Madness

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

Spiritual Lessons From my Children

My son is so much more in tune with the spiritual realm and the things of God. He better understands the roles of my husband and I than we do ourselves. I was having a hard time getting the little man to go to sleep. It coincided with a late work night for my husband. … Continue reading Spiritual Lessons From my Children

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

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

Thinking Toward Spring

This morning has been one of my favorites in weeks. Pancakes and bacon for breakfast with a hot cup of maple syrup sweetened dark roast coffee- that is enough to make my morning. After breakfast though, I got the kiddos dressed and ready to hike through the woods. My husband mowed down some brush to … Continue reading Thinking Toward Spring

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