Is Mother’s Day Enough

Mother’s Day is coming up.  And I’m thinking a bit about it. Not much, actually. I’m just in it, you know? In the trenches. I love this little life of mine, but it is pretty much all consuming. But the media reminds us about Mother’s Day so I start thinking about it. Thinking about the…

A Little About Me, and You

I am the adored youngest child of five.  My older siblings spoiled me and played with me and tormented me.  I remember one brother dragging me through the house on a blanket and the other dancing with me in the living room, letting me stand on his feet. I was considered, from a young age,…

It’s OK!

I was chatting with my dear friend today about parenting. In our culture today, most people experience parenting as such: You have a couple babies or three, they become toddlers, preschoolers, elementary kids until eventually you find yourself the parent of a house full of teens then eventually adults. Less often but still pretty common…

Childhood Trauma

I was very traumatized in sixth grade choir.  I’ll pause as the stunned laughter subsides….. Yes. I was in choir.  In sixth grade.  You didn’t actually have to be able to sing.  The elementary school I attended was experimenting with electives and one was choir. I took it. And I was traumatized they day they…

Are We There Yet?

I stood there in the cold.  Dreary winter had defeated me.  After a string of events leaving me frustrated, there we stood.  I’d been trying for days to get this firewood cut so it could be split and carried inside.  Almost out of propane and just a few pieces of split wood left, the chainsaw…

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On a Mission

I just returned from an amazing trip.  It was….incredible.  I returned, but a chunk of my heart didn’t. Here is why: I absolutely fell in love with this little boy.  And I’m not alone.  He stole my husband’s heart, too.  So much so, that he made this little blocks to give to our new little…

Why I Blog

I started this little blog (ok, technically it was on another blog hosting site) in November of 2009 because I was a stay at home, homeschooling momma who loved to write and needed an outlet for all my many words. Since then a lot has changed.  I’ve added 2 kids to the mix and have…