journey through christianity

Oooh, tricky topic. I’ll try to tread lightly as I make way through the experience I had from meeting Jesus to, well, now. When I met and fell in love with Christ I was 17. In the years to follow I would fall deeply in love with him, relapse into opiate abuse, come to fall more deeply […]

me and my books

Okay, so I have been reading an enormous pile of books on how to live a better life. I am really excited to share some of my ideas on them… Me and Husband are in Financial Peace and so of course I am reading books on how to be more thrifty, on how to control […]


It’s hard admitting that motherhood is not easy, not always enjoyable, or even unmanageable. One stressful time leads to another and after enough stress, I am an unhappy person. Specifically, an unhappy mom. And then I get angry. What my boys believe about the world around them will depend on the course charted by me, as […]

Mom’s Moods

Did you know that moms can set the tone for a household, a day, and even a trip to the park? I read a few years ago that a mother’s voice has the ability to create peace in a child’s heart, or fear and anxiety. A series of tests were done on children’s stress levels, […]

Healthy and well in my soul

We’ve been homeschooling “officially” for five years now. And this year I experienced burn out in a way that I never had before. It seemed to go on and on; and my thoughts of sending the kids to public school crossed my mind often as I felt tired and sick more than I have felt well. […]

Rise of the Guardians

Last night me, Chris and the boys snuggled up for movie night and watched Rise of the Guardians. I will not post any spoiler alerts, but it’s (high pitched voice here) ah-maze-ing!!! And all during the movie I saw many pictures of love and our relationship with the Lord. ROTG follows the life of a […]

Families, Communities, & Networks

“Good fences make good neighbors” ~Robert Frost. The natural solution to learning to live together in a community is to first learn to live apart as individuals and as families. Only when we feel good about ourselves can we feel good about others. This post could go a few different ways, but I am specifically […]

when you’re tired and want to quit

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday bloggers. Hope you are having a good week! Today is a very important CT scan for me. Hope it all goes well, say a prayer for me! Now, on to homeschooling…Some of my favorite homeschooling books are in the series entitled Charlotte Mason Education, Catherine Levison. My books are so […]