Magic Muffins

  Magic Muffins It was around the holidays when a friend happened to pop in one morning–freshly baked chocolate chip cookies were cooling on racks in my kitchen. I insisted she have some, and although she declined in the beginning... It wasn't long before that heavenly scent kicked ... [Read More]

Big Plans Little People – Homeschooling Toddlers

Today I got a whole 10 minutes of attention while homeschooling my toddler–That is, before he started laughing at himself for burping on command. I knew I'd lost him at that point, and I've learned the hard way to not push when it seems my littles are done before I've even begun. Our time spent ... [Read More]

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 read?" Or, "When will ... [Read More]

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 our big tribe, to the Big Apple ... [Read More]

Inviting Siblings Into Your Delivery Room

  During my first pregnancy, like many new moms, I recall having specific limitations. One of my biggest worries was who would be present in the delivery room on the big day. At the time, it was extremely important for my birth to remain private, and I was accustomed to seeing the attendees ... [Read More]

Marriage and Advice

  As we have become busier and the pace of life faster, searching for ways we can strengthen our marriage, train for a marathon, raise our children, and still have dinner on the table by 6 is common practice. And with the resources at our finger tips, it has become part of our daily ... [Read More]

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 no wonder "post ... [Read More]

Story of the World

There are a ton of resources and curriculum available. And I think I speak for many of us in the trenches of our homescool journey when I say, it can become overwhelming. This is why I've always been thankful for those moms that have been willing to share their experiences with a particular ... [Read More]


  Two months have gone by, and I haven't been able to write my feelings down worthy enough for a blog. It's much easier to share a recipe or a birth story instead of a blog admitting to your trials. I have so many thoughts caged up inside this little mind, enough for several tear filled posts. ... [Read More]