Few things are as soul satisfying to me as growing, picking, preserving, and cooking food for others. Actually, I’m not sure anything is as satisfying to me as those things. I love the entire process from start to finish. I even like grocery shopping and meal planning. Reading cookbooks in bed is not foreign to… Read More Today’s Harvest and Garden Update
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.
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
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
I chose to be a Stay At Home Mom. I have a BA is Sociology with a minor in Youth Ministry and lot of ministry and life experience. I spent one year after college working a job I hated, moving and then working two jobs and at one point three, over the next couple of years.… Read More I Chose to be a Stay At Home Mom
Disclaimer: We are one of those families who throw birthday parties for the family dog. But she’s so cute. And cuddly. And huggy. And slightly entitled. And overly unhinged when food is around. And cute. And doesn’t like laying on the floor. And hates camping. it’s creepy and there’s no bed… And cares less and less… Read More Dog.Ni.Fied.