Comparing Ourselves to Others….

I read this great post today  from Crystal at Money Saving Mom about comparing ourselves to others. It reminded me of this fantastic quote that I found on Pinterest: * Source: via Stephanie on Pinterest It’s so easy to do this with other homeschool bloggers, for example. They seem to have it ALL together. […]

7 Reasons Why I’m Lucky to Have a Strong-Willed Child

I’ve been thinking for some time now that I needed to blog about raising a strong-willed child.  Most days it is just plain HARD.  I feel such a connection with other moms that experience a similar level of intensity with their children! I got something of an affirmation today reading this post on The Better […]


I should have seen it coming.  There were about 20-30 geese on the lawn of the park, naively standing around gabbling and soaking in the sunshine. They were not expecting what came next.  Two delighted little boys, laughing deliriously as they chased after the geese.  From front to back, in a strange-looking procession (and a […]

Encouragement for Momma

I remember when I was in the midst of nursing 9 million times a day…changing a mountain of diapers, not able to put the little one down for more than a minute without hearing screams of discontent…. I was weary, I was exhausted, I JUST NEEDED A BREAK.  I was tired of being touched ALL. […]

Garbage In, Garbage Out

“But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart” -Matthew 15:18 I am not terribly proud of the things that have been coming out of my mouth lately. I have been feeling an urging to assess the things that I read & watch lately, as well.  I really like the suspense […]

A Different Journey than I Had Planned (Part 1)

This started out being a VERY different post. My original idea ended up being tabled as this post would have been about 900-million words long if I merged the two… as it is, I realize that I am going to have to break this story up into multiple parts. I hope you enjoy coming along […]

9 Years Ago Today….

….we had a big party!  We had friends and family there… My new family (hubby’s dad, bro & mom) {miss you, Pop!} the crew my cute parents! my baby sis {and my maid-of-honor} dancing with my Daddy to the world’s longest song (neither one of us are big on dancing, or being in the spotlight […]

It Could Be Worse…..

Ugh.  We had a tough day today.  One where I was counting down the hours until bedtime… this morning. (and no, my kids don’t nap.  Their biological makeup dictates that they stop napping as soon as they turn 2….unless we happen to be in the car at just the right time of the day and […]

How to Have a H.E.A.R.T. For Your Kids {Review}

Have I mentioned that I was selected to be a part of a review team for The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew? I was SO excited when The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew announced that one of the books up for review was Rachel Carman’s “How to Have a H.E.A.R.T. for Your Children”!  I KNEW I needed […]

Faith Filled Friday – When You Are In Need of Encouragement

I read this great post today by Sally Clarkson (writer, speaker, mom, encourager – I love her!), and oh boy could I relate to it. Not in quite the way that she was describing, though. In her personal Pity Party (her words, not mine!), she talked about being “too much”. In MY pity party, I’m […]