Happy Mother's Day to all you fabulous mamas.
We made a wreath for our front door. 🙂
It's always good to take a moment and look back at what I accomplished in the past year because, well, it helps to soften the regret of all the things I did not do. The year 2017 was not a year of new things or grand projects (at least by me). It contained minimal hiking, … Continue reading 2017 was a year of homeschooling
Today is the Winter Solstice, and for the past few years, I've tried to recognize this day, which has the shortest daylight hours of the year. You can read more about my decision to celebrate "the return of light" here. And here are some quick ideas for celebrating too. Today the boys and I are … Continue reading Happy Winter Solstice
Happy New Year! Though 2016 was coined as a bad year by many people, and it wasn't the best year for us either, I like to focus on the positive, especially when I realize that in the big scheme of things, I have a very good life. I am so very grateful for my family and the lifestyle we're living … Continue reading Happy New Year
December has been a whirlwind of activity, though I don't think we experience the busy-ness that many families experience. We don't spend a lot of time with extended family. Relatives either live too far away; or they have their own lives, commitments and interests; or both. The adults in my family don't exchange presents either. But we still … Continue reading Holiday Prep and Cheer
I'm writing this post on the morning of my youngest's 7th birthday. He's still sleeping, and his brother is at a piano lesson, and I just finished mopping the kitchen floor. I'm waiting for it to dry so that I can go start making yeast rolls, which is one of things he requested I make … Continue reading Birthday Week
Note: I meant to post this on my blog on Father's Day, but I was sick over the weekend and nothing got done. It was published in the Barrow Journal on June 15, 2016, before father's day. 🙂 Father’s Day is this weekend, and I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that my kids … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day
Happy Mother's Day to all you fabulous mamas! I would like to say a special Happy Mother's Day to my own mom who I know is THE ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD who reads every single word on my blog, and that's because she loves me and is interested in my life like only a mother … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mamas
Playing a story starter game at our homeschool Valentine's party. Note: This column was reprinted in the Barrow Journal on February 10, 2016. It was first published in February 2013. But we had another Valentine's party with our same friends this year as you can see in the photo above. On Valentine's Day I will take … Continue reading What is a True Friend?