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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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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“I don’t want to be good.” (The Great Homeschool Experiment: Weeks 4 & 5)

If you’ve been watching closely, you’ll notice that there was no The Great Homeschool Experiment: Week 4 post. That’s because we only had a half week of school last week. My sister got married and we had an absolute blast getting her ready, getting her married, and then enjoying some family time post wedding. That’s […]

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Teaching from a Place of Rest (The Great Homeschool Experiment: Week 3)

This week started out horrible. Not just cutesy “oh we got off on the wrong foot, but muddled through!” horrible. I’m talking “mind-blowing, gut puking, insomnia inducing, we’re never going to recover, all our attitudes need major readjustment” horrible. My kids have their own unique sets of issues. One has anxiety. One has ADHD and […]

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