My Top 5 Reasons for Choosing Home Education

It's my experience that many homeschooling families spend a lot of time defending (some well, some not-so well) their decision to home educate their children. I was having dinner with some truly admirable women from church and they shared the amount of guilt they experienced because they're unable to be at home with their children. … Continue reading My Top 5 Reasons for Choosing Home Education

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Mama Knows Best

Today has been exciting, and boring... I didn't sleep well last night from contractions, which increased in intensity and proximity as the morning drew on. We ended up going to the hospital to see what was causing them since I'm still preterm. 10 hours later, they haven't let up, and I'm on bed rest with … Continue reading Mama Knows Best

My Workouts These Days

Before kids, I remember going on runs with my husband... Or rather, trailing behind my husband, huffing and puffing and trying not to roll my ankles, as he sprinted majestically ahead of me down the cracked and uneven sidewalks of our hometown. As far as pacing is concerned, my husband and I aren't ideal running … Continue reading My Workouts These Days

Mom Life: The 2nd Kid

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 b├ęchamel sauce with two kids screaming? The baby spat … Continue reading Mom Life: The 2nd Kid

Myths of Mom-dom

Unicorns. Leprechauns. Krakens. Loch Ness monster. Sleep training. All of these things are mythical figments of someone's imagination. There are so many things I expected out of parenthood, like, for my kid to be as awesome and also awkwardly weird as I am. Or for him to look a little bit like me. Or to … Continue reading Myths of Mom-dom

How I Cooked for my Family Without a Stovetop

Being allergic to wheat, gluten grains, and corn, I do 98% of my cooking from scratch. I get the usual reactions from people; "What CAN you eat?" or, "I wish I had an allergy so I could be as skinny as you!" or, "Oh, you're trendy!" or "Why? What does eating it do to you?" … Continue reading How I Cooked for my Family Without a Stovetop