Facing My Giants

As fall approaches so does a fresh new homeschool year.  We school year round, but our summers are full of fun, camps and academically we focus on reading and basic math review. Every September we start full steam ahead and begin with renewed goals and plans for the year. The last several months, I internally…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Road to 30

In 17 days I will be 30. I have waited my entire life to be thirty. You see, I have always acted older than my actual age. So turning 30 I feel my number age will “almost” match my maturity level. The last year of my 20’s has been a roller coaster; well an emotional…

Bursting at the Seams

I have so much I need to write about, but I just can’t bring myself to start typing.  I am stuck. I am bursting at the seams with emotions and things I need to process, but it seems too overwhelming to start writing about it.  I need advice. How do YOU get past these moments? …

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…