Anxiety Buster: Advanced Meal Planning

After many years of planning meals more on the fly than with forethought, and feeling the need to reduce my anxiety and stress in every area possible, I started working on meal plans last November. My first goal was to attempt to plan meals for 2 weeks in advance. As we live in the country,... Continue Reading →

Speaking your truth

In my research into hypothyroidism, I came across the Hindu teachings about chakras. To be clear, I don't ascribe to Hinduism but my interest was piqued by their belief that thryoid issues were due in part to not using your voice. Acquiescing to others when you know you shouldn't; staying silent instead of speaking up;... Continue Reading →

Irreplaceable

My mother was terrified of the water. As the first of eleven children born to a poor, prairie farmer and his wife, there either wasn't the time or opportunity to learn how to swim.  After she was married and had us kids, she made certain that my younger brother and myself took swimming lessons as... Continue Reading →

Overloaded

Well, that title about says it all. 🙂 I am smack in the middle of planning for my son's 15th birthday party this coming weekend; am still organizing and heading up a family reunion for my mother's side of the family - long distance from the location - which takes place in a few weeks... Continue Reading →

A Valentine Made of Snow

  I had a lovely little happening today.  My children had all been sent outside for fresh air, after their lessons were completed.  We've been in a bit of a cold spell but today I saw some drips from the neighbor's white-iced roof and if the forecast is to be trusted, we are expecting to... Continue Reading →

A Mother’s Treasure

Deuteronomy 14: 1,2  “You are the children of the Lord your God....Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession.”   In the Spring, when the defiant dandelions determine to invade lawns and gardens, at least one of my children will proudly present me with a fistful of... Continue Reading →

The Land Be-Tween

March, 2015 My 12 ½ year old son’s voice is changing.  He laughs, and both the squeaks and breaks jump in, reminding me that my man-child is ever approaching the ne’er to return brink of becoming an adult.  When I hugged him the other night before bedtime, he bent his head to rest upon my... Continue Reading →

The Present

Let the Christmas music begin!  We had our first snowfall today! As I have been saying and writing about for some time, Winter is a time of rest, reflection, and celebration for me.  I just love all that this season blesses me with.  So, I was happy to hear the girls excitedly chattering away this... Continue Reading →

Time: Grasping at Significance

I bought two clocks and a minute timer yesterday.  One clock is for over the fireplace mantle,  the second clock is for my bathroom and the minute timer is for my dining room table, where we spend much of our homeschooling time. My motive in each purchase was the same: to keep track of  the... Continue Reading →

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