Will All Teens Rebel?

I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for a review.  This post also contains affiliate links.  All opinions are 100% mine.   Rebellion.  That is a scary word for a parent.  Is it just a normal part of the teenage years?  Can it be avoided? Maybe what we view as rebellion Read More …

The Most Awesome Tool Ever!

This post contains an affiliate link where I receive monetary compensation if you choose to purchase using the product link in this post.  All opinions are 100% mine.      I have got to share with y’all my most favorite tool for yard work. It is my… Battery powered weed eater!   No joke.  This thing is Read More …

Teens are Like Preschoolers on Steroids

I remember the days when I had three children all under four years old.  Those days started early and ended late.  Sometimes the days seemed to sort of flow from one to the next with no distinct ending of the previous and the beginning of the next.  Those were the days of constantly picking up Read More …

When You Want More

What do you want more of?  I’ll share first. I want more… -time with my husband, alone -time with my children -books (I have a long list) -cloth napkins (we use them everyday and I like having different prints) – time to myself -money I could probably fill up pages with a list of things Read More …

Our Stone Mountain State Park Adventure

This past weekend my husband and I decided to take a trip to Stone Mountain State Park.  Neither one of us had ever been there before.  We took our six-year-old and our daughter.  Unfortunately our two other sons weren’t able to go, but that just gives us an excuse to go back.  And since they Read More …

Squash and Zucchini Salsa

Everyday I pick a basket full of squash and zucchini.  Even though these are two of my favorite vegetables, I do run out of ways to prepare them. The other day I decided that I was going to get creative and make squash and zucchini salsa. I remembered how the chef at one of the Read More …

Welcome Summer!

I don’t know about you, but I have been busy, busy, busy.  Our garden is producing like crazy!  I have scaled back this year.  Since we are not growing for market I only planted in two of our 100’x30’beds.  When we grow for market and our CSA, we plant in eight beds.   This is Read More …

Asian Pork Tacos

Since it’s Tuesday I thought it would be fun to share a “Taco Tuesday” recipe.  I cooked a Boston Butt in my crockpot the other day and had leftovers that needed to be eaten.  We were all getting a little tired of BBQ sandwiches, so I decided that I would use the leftover shredded pork Read More …

Learning Through Life, Charlotte Mason Style

When I first started homeschooling 14 years ago, I tried to recreate the classrooms from my childhood.  My husband and I made a corner of our unfinished basement into a classroom.  It worked for, oh, about two weeks.  I am not kidding.  I was constantly going up and down the stairs to change out laundry, Read More …

Because Hiding Under a Rock Just Isn’t an Option

Well the first part of 2017 is moving right along.  Although, I think part of me is still back somewhere around September of 2016.  Seriously.  I barely remember Thanksgiving and Christmas. Was 2016 a good year for you?  If your 2016 was like my 2016 it was full of up’s and down’s.  I suppose that Read More …