In the day and age of cell phones, busy schedules and so much on-the-go, old fashioned visiting and having company over has really fallen by the wayside. It wasn't that long ago that days "out" consisted of spending afternoons at the neighbors' or visiting on porches in the summer: now everyone is cocooned in their … Continue reading Hospitality and Children
The first time I left the home, alone, when our third child was born was terrific- because it was horridly awful, and set the bar low for what a good experience would be. My beautiful mother in law, who had been SO helpful, boarded a jet plane and left me in the city, two hours … Continue reading Venturing Out With Children- A How-To Guide
When putting away the Christmas clutter decorations, I wrote a letter to pack along with them and open next December. I know it will be new again, and I won't remember writing it, because I wrote a grocery list last week and I didn't remember anything on that by the time I get to the … Continue reading A Letter to Myself
*Disclaimer: If you are high on life and thankful for everything from the newspaper boy to the cutlery in your kitchen, then this post isn't for you.* I'll never forget my first thanksgiving as a newly married wife. We had just moved to the Far North (make fun if you want, but it is nearly … Continue reading You Don’t Have to be Thankful
Last year, on our first day of home educating, in first grade, our first child, it was HORRIBLE. It did not go well. I don't remember exactly why, but I remember thinking, they are going to hate school, learning, and it will all be my fault!Cue the circus. After our work was done, I found … Continue reading STEP RIGHT UP! It’s time for the circus!
Drip, drip., drip.You know how annoying water dripping from a faucet is? I feel like that is my life right now. I am so blessed. I am married to an incredibly good-looking man who treats me so good. I have four healthy, beautiful children. I am a part of a church family that loves me … Continue reading Soaring Up the Stairs