Our home has looked like an “in progress” episode of Fixer Upper for the last, well… decade. There are a few rooms that are *almost* finished, and a couple that have not been started yet. And then there are some projects (ahem, wood floor restoration) that will likely not happen on my watch at this… Continue reading Showing Hospitality in the Midst of Home Renovations
Co-Ops can be a big deal when you’re homeschooling. Which one do you choose? The one close to where you live? The one your friends go to? The one with awesome classes you’re just sure you’d never do justice with at home? What if I told you I chose none? Nope, nada, zilch, not interested… Continue reading To Co-Op or not to Co-Op?
Dishes, laundry, toys on the floor, another diaper to change, another spill at the table, another mess in the living room, dogs to take outside, meals to make, a leaky faucet, and on and on and on. It can be overwhelming! Take a deep breath mama. Seriously, take a deep breath. It’s ok to be… Continue reading Three Things to Understand When You’re Overwhelmed
We spotted the first robin of the season a few days ago! Since that is a sure sign of spring in our neck of the woods, I’m getting the itch for Spring Cleaning! I’m usually not big on cleaning. I like things clean, but not the actual “having to clean it”. But there’s something about… Continue reading Spring Cleaning
Make sure you read Part 1 and Part 2 first: So I had my To Do list in hand. Make bed Start a load of laundry Read Bible After about a week, I really got into the groove of it. I started really enjoying the time my husband and I had together in the mornings.… Continue reading Redeeming the Time Part 3
Read Part 1 first! As I watched my husband day after day, getting up, getting ready, having time with God, I decided to do just one thing. I would get up with him. I told myself I didn’t have to do anything other than sit next to him at the table. I did not make… Continue reading Redeeming the Time Part 2
I’m a night person. Always have been. I can easily stay up until 1 or 2 am doing work, cleaning, laundry and Netflix movie marathons. What was happening, though, is that I would be dragging in the morning until around 9am. Finally around 9am I would wake up to my kids crawling out of their… Continue reading Redeeming the Time Part 1
Webster’s defines integrity as “the quality of being honest and fair”. Sometimes when we lie, or when people lie to us, we attempt to justify it with, “It’s just a small lie” or, “Maybe they wouldn’t care either way, so I won’t correct my mistake.” We recently had a situation where my husband and I were… Continue reading Integrity