Transparent Parenting 

Parenting this last year has been rough. I have been challenged at my core, triggered from my painful childhood, and burned out! Not to mention homeschooling!!  Now I’m not saying I haven’t experienced wonderful moments of fun, joy and love because each day my children bring me all of those things.  But if I’m honest,…

Sesame Place Trip

This year for Christmas we decided to gift the kids with memories and experiences instead of a load of presents that won’t be used in a few months. Sesame Place seemed to be a great place to attend, especially since all of the kids still love watching Sesame Street. After spending Christmas in North Carolina, we…

Broken Glass

This week several glass items have been shattered all over my kitchen floor. First a measuring cup and then a light fixture. Glass on the ground is a nightmare to clean up. It’s as if we never find all of the pieces. And just when you think you have  someone steps on the tiniest shard. …

Unplugged

A few weeks ago I deleted my Facebook page. This was probably one of the most freeing decisions I have made recently. My mind is clear, my thoughts uncluttered. In this social media driven world we often times need to unplug from the hustle and bustle of constantly being connected to the outside world. In September…

Intention vs. Reality 

I’ve had all intentions to get back on a start posting again, but the reality is, my motivation to do so has not been there. My intention was to share the before and after of our homeschool space, but the reality, I just haven’t. Lately, I have intentionally been living life in the present and…

Planning My Homeschool Year

I don’t know about you, but I need peace and quiet to effectively plan for our school year, and also to clean/organize our supplies.  Between hubby working, being with the kids 24-7  and day to day routines, sometimes my planning process is slowed. But thank God for a village! The kids get to spend a…

Legacy

Today is the funeral. The day where we officially say goodbye. I know the day will be filled with tears, joy, sadness, celebration, laughter and most importantly, family. The past few days in Arizona have been life giving. Even though we are here because of a death, there is something powerful about reconnecting with family,…

Heaven gained an Angel

Here I sit in the wee hours of the morning. Unable to sleep, thoughts racing, my body needing rest.  Tears are flowing and my heart grieves. My nana has gone to be with the Lord. Even though, she is biologically by husbands grandmother, she has been in my life since I was a teen. Before…

Celebrating ME!

I had to cancel my 30th birthday party. I have looked forward to this day since I was a kid. I mean I probably dreamed of my 30th birthday party more than I envisioned what my wedding would look like! That may sound weird to some, but it is my truth! I may be one…

What’s love got to do with Juggling?

Today we ventured to our local library to see The Juggling Hoffmans. This was by far the best Juggling show I have ever seen. It brought such joy to everyone’s heart watching. I was so upset when I realized I didn’t have my phone! I love to snap pics at every activity we attend for…

Summer Homeschool Fun! 

I don’t know about you but learning never stops in my house! Sure the summer is full of more outings and less worksheets and formal lessons, but learning is integrated into our daily lives. We always sign up for our local libraries Summer Reading Program and participate in almost every free library activity! These classes…