10 Indoor Entertainment Ideas for kids

When we downsized our already small house 2 years ago, most people thought we were crazy. We moved the last week of October 2012 but were so busy in the barns through the winter that the size of our house didn't register. Then summer came and my kids lived outdoors....

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On Faith, Forgiveness, and Eternity

A friend recently asked me some questions about my beliefs on a few things. God put a lot of stuff into my head and I just typed. It's rough, it's uncut, and it's real. I'm publishing it partially to have a record for myself and partially because perhaps it is...

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Brave Mice, Scared Mama

I woke up around 3am to nurse the baby back to sleep. I rolled over and he latched on. He was still mostly asleep as he suckled himself back into a peaceful oblivion. I heard some rustling from the other room and, the next thing I knew, Biscuit was crawling into my...

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First Time Obedience vs Offering Grace

  First time obedience sounds like it would be fantastic, but it's often not a healthy expectation. If my husband came in and said, "Woman, make me iced tea. NOW!" I would give him an earful about showing me respect and not treating me like a doormat. That's not...

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I Don’t Want to be a Cranky Mommy

Warning: This is a true story. And it's not a pretty one! I'm trying to fix dinner. Baby Bear is fussing in his baby seat. Then he starts screaming at me because I've left him too long. So I grab him and hope the pasta doesn't boil over. Then C comes in the house,...

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Life Plan 2014: April Summary

I didn't get my March Summary goals post up. The second half of March consisted or a round robin of a yucky cold virus. It hit each member of our family, even Baby Bear, and made for a not-so-fun few weeks. April has felt like a new start. A new season. A new day....

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