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Our path to home learning

Life has such a funny way of proving us wrong. I always wanted to be a stay-at-home-mom, until I had children. In fact, I even remember overhearing a conversation in a pediatrician’s waiting room, when one woman told another that she homeschooled, and the other woman responded, “that sounds great, except for the part about… Continue reading Our path to home learning

marriage · Mom time · parenting

Happily Ever After

***WARNING*** This is a sappy post. I’m not always a fan of those. But in this case, it is entirely necessary, especially since I am celebrating a totally non-monumental wedding anniversary (it’s just been 3 years people). I know, I know. You can stop here if you have no interest. But I’ll keep going, so… Continue reading Happily Ever After

fun · life · marriage · mental health · Mom time · parenting · travel · Uncategorized · Vacation

Enjoying a vacation with four littles…Part 3

The Finale Here it is. The final notes on our perfect-for-us vacay with the little troop. It might not fit in with everyone’s definition of the perfect vacation, but it wayyyy surpassed my expectations and will serve as the model for all future vacations involving our brood. Rather than bore you with all the notes… Continue reading Enjoying a vacation with four littles…Part 3

depression · failure · faith · marriage · mental health · Mom time · parenting · special needs parenting

Confessions of a Supermom

You guys blew me away with your commentary on my recent post. Not here, on this site, but in personal, one-on-one messages. What started as me leveraging a creative outlet to vent some major stress, turned into an incredible, communal experience of suffering and healing. And it was just within a few short days! Your words,… Continue reading Confessions of a Supermom

cooking · eating at home · failure · humor · marriage · parenting · planning

Epic Fail #5,773

Well dang. That’s all I can say about tonight’s dinner. While I love to think of myself as a slightly less inspired and less incarcerated version of Martha Stewart, the truth is I’m a more-casually-dressed version of Lucy Ricardo in regards to my homemaking. I’m always thankful for Mr. Scott Daniel, my 11th grade British… Continue reading Epic Fail #5,773

faith · marriage

Thoughts on a sex scandal

**Warning! I’m taking a very brief deviation from my crunchy-clean eating-parenting notes to record my thoughts as a Christian mama. I am writing about SEX. I’m also going to have some biological references, Biblical references, and lots of my own particularly strong opinions, so if you’re easily offended, completely sheltered from Christian women talking about sex, or you’re… Continue reading Thoughts on a sex scandal

budget · clean eating · cooking · eating at home · marriage · Mom time · parenting

Date night in: Bistro Spaghetti Squash

Oh friends. The struggle gets real every Friday/Saturday night, when we want to get out and enjoy the gorgeous weather, or the fun downtown area by our house, have a few beers, enjoy some good food, and have conversation that doesn’t involve someone’s preference for Peppa Pig over Dora, or whether or not a certain… Continue reading Date night in: Bistro Spaghetti Squash

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Notes on sharing a room with an infant…

When people tell you every child is different, they’re not lying. Here we are, with baby #4, and I am still learning what to do with this little troop. We are almost to the 6 month mark with our wee man, and much to my chagrin, he’s still sleeping in our room. And, thanks to… Continue reading Notes on sharing a room with an infant…