Filling your day, week, umm life with inspiration.

The farther along in my motherhood journey I get, the more I realize how desperately I need to model for my children what it means to have a cheerful heart.  I need to model for them what it is like fill your days with things that glorify God and keep you focused on living out your homemaking responsibilities without feeling like a big crab.  I am guilty of letting my expectations for the day overshadow other things, more important things.…

Moving Progress

How is it possible we are moving across the country in five weeks?! It honestly has a lot to do with how little sleep we've been getting around here, but since we got from our first trip to Oregon in August everything has just flown by. We have tried to strike a healthy balance between memory making time, purging, packing, and life responsibilities. In this season of life, that is overwhelmingly tricky! Some days, just getting three meals on the…

Post Op: Blog Edition.

We are almost three weeks past  surgery, and things around here are going great!  We have felt so blessed by the outreach from friends asking how things are going so I thought it would be quicker to update here and share our recovery experience! The first week was truly horrific!   We were struggling to get him to take his medicine, drink, and eat.  He had lost about six pounds at his post op appointment, but everything looked great.  He…

Intentional learning time with Bookshark: a new series!

Disclosure: I received a free Bookshark Homeschool curriculum in exchange for an honest review on my blog through out our homeschool year! One of the intentions I set for 2017 was to begin a kindergarten readiness program with Liam. He's four, so obviously nothing insanely rigorous but I was hoping to really gauge where he is at and how I can help get ready for kindergarten in 2018. We've already started looking into different schools and even thought about private…

Reading: How to afford it & how to make time for it!

My best friend, Stephanie says it best when asked how she finds to read books.  "you make time for what is important to you."  We are both writers, so reading inspires us.  I love how it feels to enter another world through literature.  I love what it means to be transported through vocabulary and imagination to different eras, human struggles, family triumphs, and a great self help book that inspires me to become a better version of myself. How do…

Lent Recipes!

It is that time of year again, when all Catholic people wake up on Friday morning and fry up sausage or cut a piece of left casserole and realize that it is a day of fasting. During Lent, many religions give up meat on Fridays.  So, I thought I would share my easy-peasy ways to avoid meat and eat deliciously. Smoked Salmon Tuna boats on cucumber Steamed Scallops Grilled Shrimp (love with parsnips) Tuna Casserole Shrimp Po' Boys Clam Chowder…