The Homeschool Freebie of the Day

I have been very blessed to have found several different sites that offer free homeschooling resources. (Lori at Freely Educate has been my greatest source of free homeschooling information and referred me to this terrific resource!) One of my favorites is the Homeschool Freebie of the Day. I have it set as my home page […]

A Day of Growth

Growing my resolve that I will not give into the bad behavior of my toddler who keep openly defying me. Growing patience as I repeatedly put K back in the corner as he refused to “do his time.” Growing a deeper gratitude for the time and effort that my mom put into my “child training” […]

The Best Brownies EVER!

J loves baking with me. His favorite thing to make? BROWNIES! J is a very picky eater – but he loves brownies and really enjoys baking them. J and I have the recipe for the best brownies ever!! Best Brownies EVER 2 boxes of your favorite brownie mixIngredients to add to the mix per directions […]

Saved from Spoiling!

I am blessed at being able to find good deals. (Now, I am not able to find may free items or pay only pennies for items, but I usually save about 40% on our household/grocery shopping.) This is balanced by the fact that I tend to procrastinate and forget about the *deals* that needed to […]


“What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you […]

Winter Returns

Ah, yesterday was refreshing with the warm sun melting most of the snow and the kids being able to play outside without coats or even a jacket on! The boys enjoyed splashing about in the puddles and completely covering themselves in mud. I was able to air out the house and bring that fresh, crisp […]

Beautiful Blessings

The quick and easy recovery of my grandma who had a heart attack and splint put in a week ago. The boys giggling as they are playing in the backyard. Such a beautiful sound!! The unseasonably warm day. The presents of my wonderful husband who is working from home today. The peace of knowing that […]

A Fresh Start

A fresh start, a new beginning Past mistakes erased, poor choices forgiven A chance to thrive under new circumstances The opportunity to become who you were meant to be When blessed with a fresh start, make the most of it! Every moment is a fresh start to some degree. Make the conscience decision to make […]