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 meal ... [Read More]

Christian Light Education (Math)

We use binders to organize our units. As a family that homeschools multiple children of various ages, we've had quite a few math curriculums grace our dining room table  classroom. Each of them served their purpose over the years, but there is one I don't think we'll be replacing anytime soon, ... [Read More]

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Every year I set out to organize myself more efficiently than the year before. Whether it's due to a new baby we added to the family, or the desire to change a system that didn't work for us previously. The new year is a fresh start, and one of our favorite parts to this season are the gadgets that ... [Read More]

Modlin’s Mac n’ Cheese

I'm not sure this is a "healthy recipe", but it's so good and easy you'll forget about those extra calories. Ingredients   1 box macaroni 1 can Campbell's Cheddar Cheese Soup 2 cups shredded, mild cheddar cheese 1/2 cup milk  4 tbs butter  1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp brown ... [Read More]

Jenn’s Honey Mustard Chicken

Anything sweet and savory  is a winner in my book, and the other night this is exactly what I was craving. After I served it to my family, there wasn't a crumb left. Needless to say, I've found another staple-recipe in our home.    Ingredients   4 chicken breast (pounded out to 1' thick) 3 tbsp ... [Read More]

Jenn’s House Seasoning

I like to make enough for the week. I have an extra seasoning jar that I store my mix in, but you can just keep it in a glass container.   Ingredients 1 1/2  tbs fine sea salt, pink salt, or fine kosher salt 1 tsp pepper 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp oregano 1/4 tsp ... [Read More]

The Birth Story of Brooklyn Grace

Seventeen years since I first became a mother, five children, hospital births, and homebirths, and yet I've never penned a birth story of my own. I'm not sure that I felt any of my births were inspiring or worthy enough to share, but today I realized that my sixth is an experience I wanted others to ... [Read More]

Our War Against Time…

My eight year old walked into the kitchen the other night and said, "Mom, did you know there are 8,760 hours in a year?" To which I replied, "Those are a lot of hours buddy!" He seemed confused by my response, and he quickly disagreed. "An entire year mom!! I thought there would be millions or ... [Read More]

When You’re too Smart to be a Stay at Home Mom…

  I spent the first six years and four kids of my marriage as a working mom. Everytime we were expecting, my husband and I would agree that after the baby was born I would finally be a full time, stay at home mom. This is ultimately what my heart desired, and we felt this was best for our ... [Read More]