Learning Through Conversation

Learning Through Conversation

When someone makes the decision to homeschool, you can pretty well assume they aren’t striving for typical learning methods. For some reason, at some point in time, they’ve decided to go against the grain and take responsibility for their children’s...
Discover Your “Naturehood”

Discover Your “Naturehood”

We’re lucky enough to live in the woods. It’s a wonderful experience for both the adults and the kids. I find the atmosphere relaxing, plus the trees help keep our electric bill down. We can also forage a variety of wild edibles from our own backyard. For...
Our Day Out with Thomas Tradition Plus Giveaway

Our Day Out with Thomas Tradition Plus Giveaway

Thomas the Train is coming to town as part of his annual Day Out with Thomas tour. How do I know? The commercials have started airing on PBS, and Farmboy asks to go every time he sees one. He literally spends the entire year anticipating Thomas’ visit,...
My VBAC Story (Part 1)

My VBAC Story (Part 1)

With all of the negative stories about hospital births out there, I wanted to provide a positive story for the world to enjoy. After having a c-section with Farmboy, I was determined to have Cowgirl via VBAC. My story isn’t all bubbles and roses; childbirth is...
My VBAC Story (Part 2)

My VBAC Story (Part 2)

Continued from My VBAC Story (Part 1) They scheduled for me to come back in on Tuesday and told me to be prepared to stay. Cowgirl was getting evicted one way or another. I was nervous and excited. I was still hopeful that I would go into labor over the weekend,...
Compassion for Syria

Compassion for Syria

This is as close as I’ve ever gotten to Syria. It was taken in 2009 from an Israeli military post overlooking Israel’s northern border with Syria. At the time, it was just a tourist stop as part of a larger tour of the Holy Land. There’s a good...
Looking Back at Vermont

Looking Back at Vermont

Growing up, some of my favorite memories were made on the New York/Vermont border in a little town called Rupert, VT. It was a town where the general store sold honey comb, the houses had toilets in the backyard and my grandpa’s one room school house was still...
Organizational Magnets

Organizational Magnets

One of my New Years resolutions is to get more organized.  Probably the most difficult thing for me each day is sticking to my routine and getting everything done.  I made these organizational refrigerator magnets to help me stay motivated and serve as...
Surprise! You’re Pregnant

Surprise! You’re Pregnant

To say that the last several months have been interesting would be a gross understatement.  It started with me losing almost 20 lbs and going off of my daily migraine and anxiety meds after completing a 30 day estrogen cleanse.  This led to me passing...