I've been asked a few times lately how we do birthdays, so I thought I would share our very established traditions. Right now we're halfway through our summer birthday blitz, which consists of four birthdays, each two weeks apart. The night before, we decorate the main living area. I'm not amazing at this, but I … Continue reading Large Family Birthdays
In 2012, we started formally homeschooling my oldest in kindergarten. And boy, did we conquer kindergarten. We had a very rigorous curriculum that we followed religiously. We did at least one field trip a month, but usually two. We had "colour" days, where we would all dress in that colour and try to eat that … Continue reading Our 2020-2021 Plans
If you have children in the year 2020, you have thought about screens, devices, filters, etc. It comes with the new, uncharted territory. Even if you don't use screens at all, you have thought and decided on your reasons why. I have always been very interested in brain development and learning, especially when it comes … Continue reading Screen Reset
This is a day in the life of a grade 7, 5, 3, 1, three preschoolers and a very pregnant mama! 6:30/7: Wake up with my handsome hubby. We have a quick coffee, pray, and he's out the door. I read my Bible, and soak in silence for every second that I can. 8:00: Kids … Continue reading A Day In The Life
The kids and I have been pretty much house and yard bound for 56 days. I have gone to the store twice, and they were both not wonderful experiences, but I did sorta enjoy the excursion. We are blessed in the fact that our day-to-day hasn't changed as much as other people's: we have no … Continue reading How to Survive Being Locked Up
If you've ever wondered how I occupy my day as a kept woman, it may just surprise you to know that a large portion of it has to do with food. Another is laundry, but I just plain don't want to talk about that. Chances are, at any given moment, I'm figuring out a meal, … Continue reading Large Family Eating
I'm sure we've all heard or just somehow "known" the unspoken rule- do not announce your pregnancy until you are at least 12 weeks. Well, I'm not sure what Bible verse they use to back it up, but I have looked through almost all of them regarding pregnancy and loss- and there isn't one. I … Continue reading Rejoice With Those Who Rejoice
We tried for a few months. All of a sudden, there was an extra line on the test. It was faint- but very there. I tested again a few days later, and it was much darker. There was life. And then the sickness hit. Like a forceful storm, it covered everything. All-the-things were hard. I … Continue reading He Lived and Is Loved.
A few weeks ago, we sang in church about our weapon being a melody, and fighting our battles with prayer. This was super convicting to me- getting ready for church had NOT gone well. Maybe you know what I mean. We overslept, the whole crew needed baths and showers, nothing got put away the night … Continue reading See The Battle
We were so blessed to go to a couple's home this summer, who are in their next stage of life. Their kids are out of the house, and they are eagerly awaiting grandbabies. They loved on us, and made us feel pretty darn special. I thought it was "all about the kids," until the Mama … Continue reading You’re Doing Great.