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…

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…

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…

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

GAPS, it’s been a long time coming

So, a month before Othniel was born I tested positive for Strep B. Reeeaally positive. Like throughout my whole system positive. And for those of you who don’t know, Strep B is harmless for adults, but for infants can be fatal. So naturally we did what any loving parents would do…we prayed. Reeeaally prayed. And I…

I’ve got a bun! In the oven, that is.

Bryan and I are expecting. And outrageously happy about it. It’s our first. A little boy. Due in April. I will spare you all of the ultrasound pictures…except this one. Because he has Bryan’s nose. See.