As wives and mothers, we encounter all types of situations that involve decisions. Some are easy, and some are not. I'm thankful to have a husband who asks for my input while making decisions. I like to be involved whenever possible. But sometimes, I can't seem to make up my mind. Then decision making seems … Continue reading Leaving Decisions Up to Our Husbands
As a Christian homeschool mama living in Opposite World, the current news headlines shouldn't surprise me. But yet, they do. I recently read an article that claimed: "These Textbooks In Thousands Of K-12 Schools Echo Trump’s Talking Points. Their religion-centered, anti-Democrat, anti-science, anti-multicultural message mirrors the Christian nationalism seen at the U.S. Capitol riot." I'm … Continue reading Conservative Christian Curriculum is Under Attack
Should we give up our dreams to have children? Before I had children, I had a lot of dreams. Dreams of traveling, and dreams filled with all sorts of fun. I also had dreams of making a difference in the world. But those dreams usually involved becoming a missionary, or working in an orphanage. I … Continue reading Should We Give Up Our Dreams to Have Children?
We have enjoyed a slow and simple January in our home, and it has been absolutely perfect. Not that our home life is "perfect," but it is pretty wonderful. I'm determined to make my home a sanctuary from the outside world. I want to combat the noise with the good and the lovely. The Lord … Continue reading A Slow and Simple January
If I had a homeschool motto, it would be, "Point my children to God, love them well, and keep it simple." As much as I love intricate lesson plans, I've learned that we get so much more accomplished if I keep it simple. So that's what I do. I've been homeschooling in some form or … Continue reading Our Simple Homeschool Schedule || Kindergarten
Ah, it's almost time to start some seeds!This is one of my favorite times of the year. Planting a garden represents so much hope for the future!Last year was the first time I had a decent seed starting set up, and I would love to share it with you! It was simple, inexpensive, and a … Continue reading How to Start Seeds Indoors + I’d Love to Send You Some Seeds!
Instagram. I used to love it. Well, I still kind of do. But I decided to delete my account, along with Facebook. Goodness, it was hard. In all honesty, I miss it a lot. It was where I read about new homesteading ideas and found encouragement from mom bloggers. I was part of an awesome … Continue reading Why I Gave Up Instagram
For ten years now, I have worn modest skirts and dresses (and at times, long tunics) almost exclusively. Why? Dressing this way definitely seems strange in this day and age! Well, I'd love to share my reasons with you. It has been both fun and interesting to consider my purpose in doing this after ten … Continue reading Ten Years of Wearing Skirts
Life has ups and downs. It is often beautiful and messy at the same time. Most of the time, I am so very grateful for the life I live. I have a wonderful husband, and nine children. I've been given everything that I could ever need. But sometimes, I feel like something is lacking. I … Continue reading Love the Life You Have
A very happy and blessed January to you all. Despite the current events surrounding us, we can be a light in our homes for our families. I've been trying my best to make life "normal" for everyone. News is on at a minimum, and life has been going on as usual for us. Since I'm … Continue reading Life in Our Home || January 2021
It's been a wild week. Ladies, the censorship conservatives are seeing is off of the charts. Media, social media, and corporations are trying to silence our voices. I've had quite enough, and I finally broke up with Instagram last night. I hope to write more about that later. Big tech, and now corporations, are doing … Continue reading We Must Return Home, Mamas
"We mistakenly look for tokens of God's love in happiness. We should instead look for them in His faithful and persistent work to conform us to Christ." -Jerry Bridges I had to read this quote more than once to let it sink in. How often had I looked for proof of God's love in my … Continue reading The End Goal is Not Our Happiness
I feel like we are living in opposite world. Do you feel the same? We are being told that what we believe to be right is wrong, and that one opinion needs to be silenced. And the theories about what may happen next. Oh my. I found myself scrolling through Parler last night, shocked about … Continue reading Living in Opposite World
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way."Psalm 37:7Y'all, I'm not very patient. I tend to want instant results whenever I start a new project. I can hardly wait for paint to dry on the walls before hanging pictures. Once I make a … Continue reading Resting and Waiting as a Mama
Dear ladies, I hardly know what to say. I am so incredibly saddened by the events transpiring in our nation right now. I spent most of yesterday watching the protests at the United States Capitol on YouTube. As a citizen, I am deeply troubled by the election irregularities that I have seen, especially in my … Continue reading Our Nation is Broken
Good afternoon, ladies! I hope everyone is doing well. I'm sitting here with a seed catalog, thinking and dreaming of spring. My little guys are adventuring outside while one of my oldest daughters is finishing up the paint in my youngest daughters' room. Such blessings! I have been praying quite a bit lately. Praying for … Continue reading A Prayerful Start to 2021