Mothering Sunday

04. March 2016 Faith, Family 0
Mothering Sunday
I just love the treasures Mother Church holds.  And there are just SOOO many I am unfamiliar with.  To add a new one, this arrived today.   And inside…         Mothering Sunday       Included with a beautiful note was information on this most beautiful day.   And this arrived just ...

Katrina hearts Jacob

09. February 2016 Family 0
Today marks TEN YEARS of marriage for us.  I am so far beyond blessed by the love this man has shown me. Honestly, I don’t even know how I ended up here.  I spent my teens and early twenties chasing what I though was love, and not able to figure out why I couldn’t find ...

Breaking up with Facebook

01. February 2016 Family, Random 0
Breaking up with Facebook
I decided that it’s time for me to kick Facebook to the curb.  I’ve toyed with the idea a few times before, but it never stuck.  I mean, I run a business so I need Facebook, right?  And my homeschool group has amazing resources.  And my team group!  Support is SOOO crucial!  And I’m an admin ...

So what if its hard…

22. January 2016 Faith, Family, Homeschooling 0
So what if its hard…
Being a mama and a wife and a homemaker is hard.  Like, really, really hard.  From the pregnancy itself to the rearing, it’s hard.  A couple of “you chose to have all those kids” comments on other people’s posts about their struggles has totally deterred me from voicing my own struggles as a mama.  Until ...

To my friend on facebook….

13. November 2013 Faith 2
To my friend on facebook….
I’ve been reading your updates and just wanted to say a few things. First, God is real. He is in and around each of us and wants us to be happy, as any parent wants for their child. Second, satan is real. He wants us to suffer with him. He is that one “friend” we ...

Slow down…

07. November 2013 Family 0
Slow down…
It has been a whirlwind past few weeks.  I’m wearing many hats right now and it seems everything needed to happen at the same time.  There are to-do lists, deadlines, and piles of unfolded laundry for proof.  Top it off with a nasty head/chest cold and something had to give. Unfortunately it was writing.  By ...

8 steps to finding balance

24. October 2013 Faith, Family 0
8 steps to finding balance
I have had this head cold for a week now.  And when I was saying goodnight to Jacob I learned that I’ve pretty much lost my voice in the last hour of coughing.  Am I the only one who talks more when I’m hoarse?  I think it sounds funny and at least I can get some ...

Daily anchors

18. October 2013 Faith, Family, Homestead 0
Daily anchors
I mentioned in my previous post that having a to-do list anchors me to the tasks I need to accomplish to keep the house running smooth-ish.  Visually I can see what has been done, and where to focus my energy. Daily “routines” are another anchor for me.  I use quotes because our routine is quite loose, ...

7 Quick Takes – The Prayer Edition

7 Quick Takes – The Prayer Edition
I was talking with a friend about prayer, about how sometimes you just get stuck, and it really got me thinking (Thanks Holy Spirit!!).  Why are some prayers easier than others?  And why don’t we talk about praying more? 1.  I have no problem going to God in prayer for things I know I need. ...