Morning Routine Made Easy: Morning Playlist

Hello friends! As promised we are continuing on with part two of our Morning Time Routine series. If you didn’t read part one, check out Morning Routine Made Easy: The Magnet Board. One of the secrets to making our morning routine work smoothly, is the use of our morning time playlist. A while ago, I […]

Of Marriage and Model Cars II

All marriages need work. That’s not to say that all marriages are bad, though. It’s a simple truth that’s just like saying every body needs exercise. Sure, some bodies might need more exercise than others, but there’s no body that thrives while sedentary. In the same vein, some marriages might need more work than others, […]

Parenting My Strong-Willed Child

My journey as a mom is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done and yet the thing that brings me the greatest joy. I want to be very real here, talking about very real struggles I’ve faced in parenting—and then the joy I have found in facing these struggles. Parenting is, more than any […]

Of Marriage and Model Cars

As a little kid, I was completely obsessed with cars. My love was for muscle cars in particular, and as a red-blooded young ‘Murican it was all very natural that I gravitated toward muscle of the homegrown sort—Ford Mustang, Pontiac GTO, Shelby Cobra, to name a few. But more than any other, it was the […]

Developing A Family Vision

Before Eric and I were married, we decided we wanted to be very deliberate with our family, our marriage, and our parenting. When we were newlyweds, one of the first things we did as a couple was sit down together and write our family vision. Within our vision, we included the kind of home we […]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies have always been a weakness for me.  A fresh-out-of-the-oven, melt-in-your-mouth cookie is my favorite! I am an advocate of making sure to under-cook the cookies so they have that melt-in-your-mouth gooey goodness. This cookie recipe is our family’s FAVORITE!!! They are completely divine. This recipe makes a ton of dough so you can easily […]

Why We Chose Homeschool

Many people have asked me over the years why I homeschool.  This question always makes me go back and think about my journey in homeschool, why I originally chose to homeschool, why I homeschool now, my thoughts on education, and my thoughts on parenting, family and home life. My reasons have generally stayed the same […]