The Benefits of Family Meals {and a Giveaway!}

Derivative of “Day 17|Saying Grace” by Mayr, used by CCBY Today’s society is all about being as busy as humanly possible.  There are activities, events, games, fundraisers, parties, playdates, and more.  The list grows more than unreasonably long and families end up rushing around from one thing to the next, barely seeing each other, never […]

The Total Money Makeover:Classic Edition Review

Debt is an ugly thing that most people like to keep swept under the rug where it is nice and hidden from the neighbors. What many of us don’t realize is that the neighbors have debt too.  In fact, the majority of Americans have some form of debt.  It’s the norm of our consumerist society. […]

My Favourite People{Guest Post}

As Mom to a large family, it can be an interesting perspective. I’ve received so many double takes when asked if our two month old is my first, and I answer honestly, “No, he’s number six.”Add in homeschooling, and it seems that the average person is now convinced that you’ve bought a one way ticket […]

Children Are Blessings, Not Sanctifiers

Mommy wars are nothing new. Do you breastfeed? If you do, for how long? Do you cosleep? Vaccinate? Eat organic? Use cloth diapers? Spank? Homeschool? Make your own baby food? Stay at home or work? Pierce your daughter’s ears? ( and on and on and on.) All of these topics and many more can send […]

15. Go Hiking (30 Before 30)

Well, I did it! I completed my first task from my 30 Before 30 List!  With the help of my friend Abbey from Just a Peek, I went hiking for the first time in YEARS! I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive because of my lack of fitness it’s been so long […]

Wordless Wednesday—A Dad Who is Not Afraid to Play

Happy 4th of July! Linking up with Wordless Wednesday  

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

With tuppence for paper and strings You can have your own set of wings With your feet on the ground You’re a bird in a flight With your fist holding tight To the string of your kite Oh, oh, oh!Let’s go fly a kite Up to the highest height!Let’s go fly a kite and send […]

Easter Weekend Wrap Up

Anyone else exhausted from the weekend?  I know I am!  My husband was off of work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and it was the first days off he’d had for 25 days, so we were spending as much time as we could together, doing fun things.  We’re not sure when his next day off will […]

Take a Breath and a Step Back

Remember this post I wrote a couple of months ago? Well, since that time I’ve had to continuously remind myself of that lesson. Over and over.  I’m a wee bit hard headed, you see. I apparently like to take my time learning things. I’m still struggling.  So much so, that on New Year’s Eve, I […]

The Natural Bridge of Virginia

I mentioned in my post yesterday, that we took a rather leisurely approach to making the trek from our house to my mother’s.We meandered up the Blue Ridge Parkway, stopping at overlooks, taking pictures, discussing what we saw, and just making the trip soothing rather than stressful.  Once we crossed the Virginia state line, we […]