Contentment and Joy

It’s Monday, which means I’m once again following a prompt from The Homemaker’s Club. This week’s was, “How does a homemaker maintain a joyful heart, so that she may seek beauty in the small and humble acts of homemaking?” How does a homemaker maintain a joyful heart? Gosh, I wish I knew! I’ll be 100% […]

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Chronic Mom Fatigue

Hey tired Mom… It’s me. A fellow tired mom. A super tired mom, fighting a migraine all night and waking up to kids who seem to know I got no sleep at all and are on their worst behaviour. I’d ask, “How are you?” But I know the answer. Oh plugging along! You know how […]

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Heart of the Homemaker

“How does a homemaker care for her heart, so that she can maintain her home with a life-giving rhythm?” So read the writing prompt from The Homemaker’s Club Instagram page I enjoy. I immediately thought of a Bible verse I had drilled into me as a kid in the Kingdom Seekers girls’ group. “How can […]

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Wild Girl

I think my youngest has ADHD. Not in a “wow she’s so hyper, something must be wrong with her!” way. But in a real “I’ve researched this disorder and you have all the markers” way. Her doctor was hesitant to diagnose her before four, but now that we’re here… The evidence is currently running back […]

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My House is Haunted by Many Ghosts

Happy Creative Writing Tuesday! It’s a thing, I’m making it up. One of the things they don’t tell you about marrying someone who has lost a spouse is the incredible survivor’s guilt you feel. Whether it’s other voices making me feel insignificant or the small voice of self casting doubts, there are days when you […]

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Get in the Blender, Kids!

I’ve talked a little bit about some of the challenges of second marriage (Chapter Two). I’ve talked about the challenges of parenting frequently. But what about blended parenting? My friends, it is the biggest blessing and the biggest challenge. I don’t even know how to start writing about it! When my husband and I started […]

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Pull Up the Weeds

Happy Monday! Double posting today’ I’m starting something a little new. I’d like to be able to share some of my creative writing on this blog as well as posts about family, marriage, life, and homeschooling. I think I’ll generally keep the artsy stuff to Tuesday and post then, but this has been on my […]

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What is a Homemaker?

An Instagram page I follow posed this question. What is a homemaker? For a long time, the first image that I conjured when I head the word “homemaker” was that of a woman in the classic billowy 1950s skirt, her hair perfectly coiffed and an apron slung around her teeny tiny waist as she serves […]

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Chapter Two

Marriage is a huge undertaking. Parenting also can be challenging. But those things in combination with family blending? Phew, what an adventure! When I first started to date my now husband, there were many delicate issues we had to work around. While there are several resources for widows and widowers who are heading into Chapter […]

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