When my son drives me crazy

Do you sometimes feel frustrated with your kids? Like you’re teaching them the same thing over and over again and they are always responding in the same negative way? Your frustration is soaring and somehow it seems to make them more and more ornery, and you’re not sure what went wrong. I am learning what helps me…

Wash Your Dishes Like A Boss

I have exclusively hand-washed my dishes for the last year…by choice…(I know). Whether you are in love with your dishwasher or not (I’m not judging), you still have to hand-wash some dishes regardless, so why not do it better? Because after a year of hand-washing, I’ve got some tips for you. Last year, my husband…

Conquering Potty Training

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” – Romans 8:37 Victimhood is a voice that’s been speaking to me over the last few months. I didn’t realize it until two days ago. I finally looked at the birth photos from Evelyn’s birth, and I cried because of how raw…

Evelyn’s birth story

The Birth of Evelyn Jane. 10/22/16 Evelyn was late. Reeaaallly late. And what made it worse was that we were all convinced that she was coming early. And she was so low. She was number two for me, and somewhere I had read that your belly doesn’t drop until the week beforehand after baby number…

Waiting and moving and why I haven’t written in 14 months

What a year! Good heavens first of all I’ve felt like I’ve had nothing to write. I got healed from my intestinal damage (due to strep b while pregnant and an extreme but necessary dosage of antibiotics) after my husband prayed for me last November. It was a miracle. It was incredible. It was unexpected and…

How Routine is Setting Me Free

I’m usually a do-things-as-the-mood-strikes kind of person, and I don’t really worry if I’m not in the mood to clean my bathrooms, because the mood will come around eventually. Right now, however, I’m realizing that there are too many things that need to get done for me to remember them all if I’m waiting for…

Fried Apples with Bacon and Onions

This morning I roasted a chicken. Odd timing to be roasting a chicken, yes I know, but something needed to be cooked and I needed to head into work today, so after I fed Othniel at 6:30am I put a chicken in the oven and went to Sprouts to buy the ingredients to make this……

Let Your Husband Work

As I type this, Bryan is sleeping away, because at 5:30 am, he got home from work and we traded places in bed. He’s been working the night shift for the last 6 months or so, getting home anywhere between 1 and 6am depending on the day. He’s a hard working man. And I’m better…

Musings on the end of the world, and a few pictures of Scotland

So, being on the GAPS diet has got me thinking a bit more deeply about our 50 year plan. I’m really having to update my tastebuds on this healing diet. I’m learning how to cook and enjoy a totally different style of food. Replacing sugar with honey, regular flour with almond flour, raw goats milk with…

A summer in photos

The view from here… …on the farm in the heat… …visiting family