Recently I’ve been feeling suffocated by the stuff in our house. We don’t have clutter and our house is pretty clean for having four kids, but it’s the things behind the scenes that gives me anxiety. The full closets, overflowing drawers, and packed cabinets made it hard to breathe. A few months ago I started… Continue reading Simplifying the Chaos
Last week I volunteered in my son’s preschool class. I was so looking forward to it, as was he. It was pajama day and my job was holding down the pancake station. Sweet, that’s easy enough… or so I thought. What I wasn’t prepared for was all the germs that were going to try and… Continue reading Natural Winter Remedies
In light of recent events, I began thinking about the evil in the world and why people do what they do? Is it innate, or learned, or perhaps a little bit of both. I’ve always believed that nature and nurture were both responsible in shaping who we are, but is the world we are living… Continue reading Finding the Helpers
As a teacher and a mom I worry about my kids getting the best possible start to life. That common worry started early. As soon as I found out I was pregnant with my oldest son, I worried about the foods I was consuming, was I exercising enough, did I choose the best prenatal vitamins,… Continue reading Creating a Culture of Reading
The trio is one! We have survived the first year as a family of 6. To a lot of people this isn’t a big deal, but when our family went from three to six over night we were terrified, excited, and really had no idea what we were getting into. These beautiful, 32 week, 3lb… Continue reading We made it!