Cups of Order

Letting go of perfection and accepting that you may not be able to FILL all the cups everyday will be hard, but necessary for piece of mind and easing the stress of it all.

Let’s Talk About Breast, Baby…

… let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be; let’s talk about BREAST milk, that is. If you haven’t heard, I’ve had my sixth baby. She’s about to be six months old in a few weeks. Well, I’m ashamed to say that with my sixth, I’ve finally learned theContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Breast, Baby…”

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…


  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”

Schooling At Home: Unusual learning

We love our little home school! I’m not about to preach and boast my kids’ test scores or reading levels. I’m not about to try to lure you’re public-school-going-kids over to the dark side. I’m about to share some of our unique ways of incorporating learning in our everyday lives. These ideas are suitable forContinue reading “Schooling At Home: Unusual learning”

Mammoth Heeey Boo-Boo

September 29 Day 49 We woke up 14 miles from the Kentucky line and made our way into Mammoth Cave National Park just before lunch. We checked out the Visitor’s Center and bought our 3:30 cave tour tickets then ate lunch and while Papa Bear and our younger three daughters took rest, I brought Juniper and LemonContinue reading “Mammoth Heeey Boo-Boo”

Health Foodies Fishing

I’ve done some serious soul-searching… in it all I’ve begun overhauling everything in my world to create a happy, healthy stress-free existence. I’d love to be able to share it all with you but I respect you, reader, enough not to leave you floating at the balloon museum…so I’m not giving up. I’ll take you home with us. Then,Continue reading “Health Foodies Fishing”