Category Archives: Life

Fewer Words, More Slowly

Lately I’ve been noticing a worrisome trend around here. We have a lot going on as is typical for the end of the school year; special events, birthdays, annual doctor visits, and dentist appointments all seem to come within a … Continue reading

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Have Circus Will Travel (all the way to Virginia for the HEAV Convention ) Family Pass Giveaway

These days the circus looks something like this! Three year olds can be talked into pretty much anything… especially if it’s mom doing the persuading! I am SO?saving this picture for his wedding rehearsal dinner! This guy is nearly four … Continue reading

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It’s Spring! Time for Yard Work, and Planning My Trip to Virginia and the HEAV Convention (with a Giveaway)

It’s April and time for me to plan my annual trip to Virginia! I’m so excited to be spending a bit more than two weeks visiting friends and family (including a visit to my sister at Poplar Spring Farm) and … Continue reading

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Indoor Playground! (A Winter DIY)

One of the wonderful things about this house is its (mostly) finished basement! When we first moved in, we used it for a schoolroom, but ended up moving that upstairs to the largest, sunniest bedroom. The basement became a storage … Continue reading

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Remember….

Each year as we enter the Season of Lent, I get the privilege of experiencing Lent myself, but also seeing it through the eyes of each of the children. From the three-year old who is so enthusiastic about “giving up … Continue reading

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Just Relax (A Parenting Lesson Learned)

  I’m an uptight person. I like things to go according to schedule. I like plans to work out exactly. And I have five kids.   In my early parenting years, I was in a church situation and environment that … Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Live With Chaos

  The last week or so had been rough! Not only has Daisy turned into a major chaos maker, as she conquers the task of mobility, but our renovation project finished and I’ve been trying to put the basement back … Continue reading

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It’s Early Morning

It’s early morning here. Still dark out but everyone is up except Daisy. She woke earlier and nursed and bit me and went back to sleep. Thankfully we have a morning routine that allows the bouncy people to be bouncy … Continue reading

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So Here We Are….

It’s winter. The first snow that will actually stick is on the ground. Our fall construction project (replace a length of rotted sill, do some other repairs and upgrade the old wiring to something that isn’t a fire hazard!) is … Continue reading

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And Some Days You Blitz The House

    Because sometimes every room looks like this! Even though the cleaning lady has been coming every week, and theoretically her cleaning the downstairs is supposed to mean I have more time to keep things organized and keep up … Continue reading

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