So, You’re a Stay at Home Mom. What do you want, a medal?

I did. I wanted a big bright shiny medal! I wholeheartedly with every ounce of my soul despised my life and was about ready to up and escape it all; just a few months ago, no less. Being a wife, a mother and everything in between, I was at my wit’s end! (pregnancy hormones are ragingContinue reading “So, You’re a Stay at Home Mom. What do you want, a medal?”

5 Ways to Use Coconut Oil Outside the Kitchen

Coconut oil is a versatile thing. Besides the kitchen, you’ll find a jar of expeller-pressed, raw organic coconut oil in my bathroom closet, shower, nightstand and on our baby-changing table because not only is it nourishing us through food, but in these 5 ways you may not have thought to use it. Oil pulling- IfContinue reading “5 Ways to Use Coconut Oil Outside the Kitchen”

I Can’t Homeschool: I Need ‘ME’ Time

Originally posted on A Homeschool Mom:
Homeschooling can seem like a daunting journey, especially for those who are new to the concept. We are unsure of where to start, overwhelmed by the notion of taking on our children’s education, and feel as if we are not enough. May we offer encouragement for families unsure of…

Wild Horses and Light Bulbs

We spent a weekend in April at Assateague Island National Seashore! I couldn’t resist a free entry weekend to our National Parks. I also couldn’t resist a chance to get to the beach. Winter has been far too long and the first nice weekend was put to good use. I knew little about Assateague Island otherContinue reading “Wild Horses and Light Bulbs”

NPS FREE ENTRY WEEKEND

  We are hitting the road again! Just for the weekend and not too far from home but the sunshine is calling our names. Urgency to get out there arises from our National Park System’s Free Admission Days; April 18 and 19 is opening weekend for our nation’s most treasured places, and entry fees, althoughContinue reading “NPS FREE ENTRY WEEKEND”

Family on the Road: Portraits

Family Portrait Photo Album 2014 Thanks to our tripod, a few strangers and my long arm we collected a family portrait from all our favorite places along our 8,000 mile trip. Enjoy!

Our Last Leg

It has taken me months to finish posting about our trip from last summer. I’ve been inundated with life. My apologies. Without further adieu, here it is, Our Last Leg! Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Day 51 After first learning about Mt. Rushmore and the four most influential presidents of our country, Juniper took a strongContinue reading “Our Last Leg”

No, My Hands are NOT Full!!! An Open Letter to the Old Lady at the Bank

Yes, They are all mine and no my hands are NOT full Well, maybe they are sometimes full of peanut butter or soft baby hair going into a ponytail, or they are full of love for my kids as I hug them tight… An open letter to the strange man at the park or cashierContinue reading “No, My Hands are NOT Full!!! An Open Letter to the Old Lady at the Bank”

10 Reasons I Homeschool My Kids

So, after yesterday’s post about the different ways we implement learning in our home, I thought it appropriate to share some reasons we decided to home school in the first place. Don’t forget to leave a comment with your reasons you do or don’t and to tell me how ridiculous mine are. As a mama, I feel it isContinue reading “10 Reasons I Homeschool My Kids”