When Should My Child Be Able To…?

  In my 18 years of mothering six children, I’ve witnessed many milestones— too many to count, really. I’ve also spent a lot of those years in anticipation, waiting for my kids to get over the next hurdle. I’d often ask questions like, “When should my child be able to […]

Basic Invite Review: Customize Your Party Invitations

As it often happens in our home, with six children in tow, another birthday is upon us. Brooklyn is turning one in just a few, short weeks! Can you believe it? I sure can’t! To celebrate our baby girl we decided to take it to Brooklyn, literally. Yup, we’re flying […]

3 Ways to Beat the Post Holiday Blues

  Now that the new year is well underway, the Christmas trees are tucked away in the attic (with the exception of my own), and all that’s left of the holiday festivities are unwelcome extra pounds and new toys stuffed inside of bins that are busting at the seams. It’s […]

My Reflection

This week was one for the books in The Modlin Homestead. For the first time, our hens hatched a pair of chicks. All of my children were completely smitten with these babies and the entire experience. Even the two year old, we’ve affectionately named The Jalonator,  couldn’t stop the ooohs […]

Meal Planning. Does it work?

Nowadays I’ve found myself looking for ways to accomplish more than your average Joe without dropping the ball in another area. As most of you know, I’m a mom of six, a novice farmer, and we’re a homeschool family. Things can get pretty crazy really quickly around here, particularly surrounding […]