Make Your Valentine's Day Cheese

Make Your Valentine’s Day Cheesy

I used to have a love hate relationship with Valentine's day. I hated how over the top the day was along with all of the pressures, yet I loved the extra chocolate treats that seemed to be floating around that day. I am also not a very big fan of commercialized holidays, especially the super cheesy ones like Valentine's day. However, I absolutely … [Read More...]

A Valentine's Day Tradition

A Valentine’s Day Tradition: coloring love for our children

My dad always bought little valentines gifts for my sister and me. I guess he thought the holiday of love was a time to express his love to ALL the girls in his life, not just our mom.  So he'd buy us candy, or a little stuffed bear or something.  Sometimes he'd write a goofy little poem or card too. I remember this one as one of my … [Read More...]

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Mama Moments Mondays {Link-Up}

Welcome to Mama Moments Mondays! If you're featured below, please help yourself to a featured button. The Only Rule You Need to Maintain a Tidy Home Strawberry Chia Seed Jam Homeschool Not Working? Answers to Your Biggest Homeschool Issues Topics may include homemaking homeschooling natural living personal … [Read More...]

Creating Culture Within the Home

Creating Culture Within the Home

When I was a little girl, I had a dream of providing a safe, thriving, peaceful, beautiful, creative, fun, and even a professionally decorated home, where my children would be free to grow into the plans God had for them. Of course, this was decades before I understood the realities of marriage, bills, budgets, special needs children, and … [Read More...]

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Mama Moments Mondays {Link-Up}

Welcome to Mama Moments Mondays! Topics may include homemaking homeschooling natural living personal wellness family-life attachment parenting working with or parenting children with special needs etc. My rules are simple: 1) Please place a hyperlink in your post or a link-up button on your post or sidebar so others can … [Read More...]

For the Love of Books

For the Love of Books

My daughter returned from the mailbox full of excitement. There was a package, and she could tell it contained a book. For my part, I was happy too. I knew it was a biography of John Newton who is next up on our list for hymn study. I can’t wait! Books! Perhaps the greatest reason I chose to give my children a Charlotte Mason style education. … [Read More...]

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Mama Moments Mondays {Link Up}

Welcome to Mama Moments Mondays! If you're featured below, help yourself to a featured button. The Sock Basket Self-Less Kids: It All Starts at Home Recharging You and Your Homeschool for the New Year Now, onto this week's link-up! Topics may include homemaking homeschooling natural living personal … [Read More...]

When Loving Isn't Easy

When Loving Isn’t Easy

I was crying. She was crying. The math sheet before us had tears stains on it. I wasn't sure how else to help explain it to her, and I could see her tears were a little more then frustration. She was struggling with love right now. I was struggling with love right now. I asked her to go to her room, and I crawled under the heated blanket in the … [Read More...]

3 Things I'm Neglecting When I Love My Joy in the Home

Three Things I’m Neglecting When I Lose My Joy in the Home

Regardless of family size, children's ages, or general stage of life, all moms get weary. I'm certainly no exception to that! There's a difference between just being a bit tired as a mom and being wearily joyless, though. I've felt tired and worn out, yet still happy to be at home with my children. I've also sadly found myself losing joy … [Read More...]

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Mama Moments Mondays {Link-Up}

Since the link-up wasn't working last Monday, I've kept the link open for another week. While the following posts have been shared on my social media outlets already, I'm re-sharing them this week for those who missed them. Our family is still working hard to complete our school year by the birth month, which is not very far away! Wow! Time … [Read More...]