At the end of August, I totaled up how much we spent on food (including groceries and going out) and it was outrageous! So September we decided to challenge ourselves and really get our food budget under control. Honestly it was a little embarrassing because I don't remember eating any meals that were amazingly delicious … Continue reading Eating more at Home
In January 2017, we found out we were expecting. I was angry with God that he would allow me to be pregnant. It wasn't my plan. To be honest I didn't know what the next few days held for my marriage. The first couple trimesters were really hard. One evening in the middle of a … Continue reading He is Good even when I don’t see it..
As I said in a previous post, the idea of homeschooling was first planted because my husband was homeschooled until the seventh grade and he loved. Let me start by saying that I don't see myself as the homeschool type. I went to about 10 different elementary school and two high schools (one 4A and … Continue reading Why we decided to homeschool..
I'm working on changing the way I look at things. So often I look at my to-do list and dread what the day might hold and the repetitive things I need to do. It's easy to get lost in the diaper changes, nursing sessions, sibling fights, laundry and everything else that just seem to be … Continue reading Thankfulness in the Repeat
I finally set some goals. I haven’t bothered setting any because.. well life. And honestly it had been just really hard to put any energy to myself and I could see that it was really affecting me. So much of my time and energy was going toward preparing for homeschool and just everyday life. Now … Continue reading Setting Goals for Myself
After a ton of research, a ton of talking and reading a ton of blogs, I finally narrowed down our homeschool focus for the 2018/2019 school year. We have a kindergartener and a preschooler. For kindergarten, our "must get to" subjects are Reading, Handwriting, and Math. Bible time will be done as a family. We … Continue reading 2018 Homeschool Focus
I am so easily attacked when it comes to believing the lies about my body. I went to bed last night upset about the fact that I have cellulite and woke up multiple times in the night with lies just flooding my head. I have never struggled so bad with body image until having kids … Continue reading Negative Body Image