You know those days when, as a parent… Correction: You know those days when, as a stay at home, homeschooling parent…. New correction: You know those days when, as a mom, who stays at home and homeschools her kids…gets to the much needed, can’t come too soon, end of the school year and then realizes… Read More Camping. Also, Daisy Hates Camping.
Today we found mulberry trees on our property. Jams and jellies and pastries to come. Today we picked cherries from the cherry tree we heard rumored was on our property but couldn’t find. Fresh eating from the tree as juice trailed down our chins. Today we worked alongside church family. Sunny, laughing, working family. Today… Read More Simple Blessings
This post contains affiliate links. Yesterday, I finished Beverly Lewis’s newest novel-The Ebb Tide. It was amazing. An Amish novel set near the ocean, that’s something you don’t see often. Summary: Sallie Riehl just gave up her two week trip to Australia because a little boy needed the money. Traveling the world is something she… Read More The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis-Book Review
I wanted to put my car in park today, hop out of my driver’s door, walk to the side of the motorcycle where you were sitting at the stop sign, with who appeared to be your husband, waiting for traffic to slow so you could make a left turn. If I had been brave enough,… Read More To The Lady On The Motorcycle, Thank You For Being You.
I’m not saying this note is about me. I’m sure there are other moms who at this very moment are dreaming of a month at the beach, a maid, and a full-time chef, but that’s not me. Not. at. all. It’s for all the other Moms out there. Who may or may not be me.… Read More When Mom is Stressed. There Are Options.
If you experienced Mother’s Day in any kind of way on Sunday, this note is for you. I love sending flowers or gifts to my mom and mother-in-law, and wishing others a Happy Day. I love encouraging young moms to keep going, and thanking older moms for their example. Hearing of how other moms were… Read More The Spirit of Motherhood
So when are your girls done school? I get asked that question frequently by lots of amounts of people. Because we homeschool, not year round homeschool, just regular school year homeschool, we should be done early. Yes. We should. Normally getting done a month early…like Beginning of May, mid May is perfectly do-able. But these… Read More Dear Summer: PLEASE COME QUICKLY
Kaitlyn, my parents and I visited the Rodale Institute just outside of Kutztown, PA last Thursday. I’ve been wanting to go for a couple of years and we finally decided to make the trip. From our house it took only about an hour and a half. It was more than I expected. We opted to do… Read More A Visit to Rodale’s Organic Farm-Free and Local
Beets certainly aren’t everyone’s favorite. And honestly they aren’t my favorite thing to eat, however they are super good for you and filling, so I’m giving it the ole’ college try. I made them a new way, hoping I would like them even a teensy bit better. The result? They weren’t too bad! I think… Read More Roasted Beets with Blue Cheese-Recipe
We’ve changed the design of our front garden from a basic rectangle to a bit of a curved look. The plants are new either from last summer or freshly planted just last week. I can’t wait to see what it looks like mid-August! There are some grasses, some ferns, some have begun to bloom, others… Read More Photo Tour of our Perennial Garden-Early Spring Version