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,…

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…

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…

Friday Fun Weekly Update!

Swimming pool fun, strawberry picking, yummy desserts and a few home projects has filled our week.  For homeschooling we have watched so much National Geographic I feel like I have a degree in Africa’s deadliest animals! It is a yearly tradition in our home to go strawberry picking. My 2 youngest kids would eat strawberries…

Get up and Walk! 

This morning after prayer and a devotional I laid back down for some more sleep before the kids woke up.  After a bit of sleep I realized the kids were still quiet, and the thought crossed my mind “get up and go on a brisk walk”. I sat and wrestled with this thought because the…

Friday Fun Weekly Update!

Today is my first Friday Fun Weekly Update! Every Friday I will strive to post some fun updates and pics from the week. This week has been filled with exploration, yummy treats and foods, and new relationships! As I head in to the weekend, I am thankful this week for the love and tiny adventures…