Lazy Mom’s Way to Celebrate the Olympics

I don’t know if you know it, but I always feel like the Pinterest Fail mom.  You know the one I am talking about??  You plan for it to look like X and it looks like Y? My husband and I have always watched as much of the Olympics as we can.  Now that we homeschool, I...

Purpose, Joy, Abundance for 2018

Purpose, Joy, Abundance These are my words to remember in 2018. The year 2017 was covered by a black cloud of depression and anxiety.  I have struggled with it since becoming parent to my special needs son and have had it under control for the last 10 years.  But in...

Farming Recap 2017

Farming Recap of 2017 Summed up in one word: FAILURE! I have to laugh!  It was such a year of learning!!!  Farming has a way of keeping you humble. I told my husband that I was bone tired and didn’t want to raise a garden.  So HE did!  He researched and decided...

Bible Study review of A Woman who Doesn’t Quit

We live in a rural area but I know the importance of daily Bible studying.  You may not believe it but I have to limit my trips to town because I do live at home – not in the car running errands.  So I get Bible studies that have daily work and then online video...

Happy New Year! Welcome 2018

Welcome to the New Year!  2018!!  Say what?? As I was listening to KLove today, I hear January described as the most depressing month of the year.  I am not feeling that this year. Last year (2017) was a rough year for me.  I felt like I had a mental breakdown and...

Get out of Debt: Meal Planning

After examining our spending for a moth, I saw a huge area where we were not in control.  Spending on food.  This covers groceries AND eating out.  I always thought we didn’t eat out much but the numbers don’t lie!!  Granted, Daryl took a trip with the...

Time to be an Adult: Get out of DEBT

I am so thankful to be married to the man I am.  When we got married, he wisely said that all the wedding money we received was to be put into our retirement account.  WHAT????  We can’t spend it to buy furniture for our new life?  Can’t use it to buy something nice...

Why Homeschooling?

We just finished out 6th year homeschooling!  I can’t believe it.  Other than being a wife and mom, I don’t think I’ve done anything that long!!  And guess what?  I still love it!  Each year is new and exciting to me.  I might enjoy it more than my kiddos!...

Who Is the REAL Me?

Hi!  I have been struggling for a while.  At least a year.  Struggling with who I am, where I fit, feelings of inadequacy and imperfection, and family issues. Is it because I am in my 40’s and it’s the usual time for midlife crisis?  Is it because I have moved every...