5 Things I’ve Learned in 9 Weeks of Homeschool

5 Things I've Learned in 9 Weeks of Homeschool

When we decided to homeschool this year, I did it somewhat reluctantly. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, and most of all, I was worried that I would somehow be hindering my son's future. There were just so many unknowns, and I was afraid. But, here we are 9 weeks in and I'm loving it! Homeschool has become just as fun and … [Read more...]

When Words Don’t Come

When Words Don't Come

I'm still here, hanging around, lurking on social media, and doing the work at home, stay at home, homeschool Mom thing. We're busy living life, learning, working and just getting through the day. Not in a bad way- we're just checking days off the calendar, and life is flying by at an alarming rate. I've wanted to stop and share what's going on- … [Read more...]

Loving Those That Hate

Loving Those That Hate

There are terrible things happening in our world right now. Vile, awful displays of hatred. Not only are they happening in the world, right now¬†they're taking place right on our doorstep. Sometimes as an 'influencer', I know others look to gauge our reactions. I try to stay out of world¬†affairs and politics- most of the time they don't tend to … [Read more...]

30 for 30

30 for 30

Tomorrow I turn the BIG 30. I say that like it's old- but it's really not at all. Sometimes I feel like I barely know what I'm doing. In the grand scheme of things, I'm still a tween. But, I remember when I was a kid, 30 seemed so far away. An age that would take me an eternity to reach, and yet- here I am. I wanted to take a few minutes to … [Read more...]

Bad Date


11 years ago today, I went on my first date with my Husband. If we would've judged how our relationship would turn out from the events of that first date- we wouldn't still be together today. We saw the worst first date movie of maybe all time. See No Evil. Don't even look it up. It was horrible. He knew I liked scary movies, so he picked the … [Read more...]

What the Heck is a FODMAP?


Sorry it has been all radio silence over here. When your body starts failing you right about the time you're selling your house, finding a new one, packing, and moving...everything else just falls by the wayside. This is the first time I've even cracked open my laptop in weeks! I just had no words to write or encouragement to share. I was … [Read more...]

World RARE Disease Day


Today- the last day of February- is World RARE Disease Day. The definition straight from the Global Genes website describes it as: World RARE Disease Day is an annual observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatments and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and … [Read more...]



I haven't posted much this week, because I've been dealing with the fact that my little man turned 5 today! How is this possible? Wasn't he just a colicky newborn? A defiant Terrible Two...a whirlwind Threenager? I think 4 was my absolute favorite age, and I know it's only going to get better from here. He has such a fun personality. He makes me … [Read more...]

I Swear I’m Still Here


You may have noticed that I haven't been posting as often- and that was totally intentional on my part. Christmas is my most favorite time of year, and I really wanted to take the opportunity to soak up every last moment of it with my little family this year. I have been brought to tears several times over the last few weeks, coming to the … [Read more...]

New Year, Old Me


As this year comes to a close, I've found myself reflecting on the lessons that I've learned. On the person that I've become- am still becoming. Each year shapes us differently, life's circumstances a chisel, ever defining us. Some years, I've learned, more rigorously than others. This year I've come to a revelation- one that has changed who I … [Read more...]