On my 28th birthday, my friends threw me a surprise party, pooled their money, and gifted me with two nights stay in a local bed and breakfast. It was so generous of them to do. A "personal retreat,' they said. I remember pretending that I was thrilled, but when the time came to actually stay … Continue reading On Being Alone with Your Thoughts
I wrote a post on my Little Winged Ones blog today about our sweet Maeve and the enormous and surprising ways in which she misses her twin sisters. She grieves them deeply, and yet she was born the year after they died. Witnessing her wholehearted pain surrounding their absence from her life has been humbling … Continue reading Painting to remember
It's a universal truth: moms are the ones who change the toilet paper roll. Just one of those things that everyone jokes about, it's funny because it's true. I even got a chuckle last spring when I went on a little mama getaway to visit The Fixer Upper silos in Waco and The Pioneer Woman's … Continue reading Discovering the Sacred in the Mundane – and a giveaway
It's hard to believe we are halfway through January already. I mentioned in my first post of the year that I wanted to focus this year on that little vision I had of the upside-down-ness of the kingdom of God, and it was so interesting to me to listen to a weekly podcast series that … Continue reading Healing my Father Wounds
One week ago today, I read this post and decided to take a break from social media. The post itself was not what convinced me; I'd been thinking about it for a long while and had actually considered getting rid of my smartphone altogether in the new year. The post was written by someone who … Continue reading The first week
It happened during my recent miscarriage. On the first Sunday of Advent, we learned that I was expecting another baby. A few weeks later, we learned that the baby had died. It was in the throes of the pain from the miscarriage that it happened. I was up in the night with cramps and remember … Continue reading My break from social media
Happy spring, friends! The weather is just beginning to warm up here in New Hampshire, and each day new patches of green are popping up on the lawn, and it is so exciting. The winters are long here, and while we are giddy with the newness of the snow in December, there is something about … Continue reading Chip and JoJo, y’all!
Somehow, I blinked and it's November. Which means that I'll blink again and it'll be Christmas. Which means that I need to get cracking on some of my handmade Christmas gifts that I'm planning for teachers and loved ones.
I just wanted to share this sweet book that we got from the library yesterday. It is written and illustrated by someone who was homeschooled and talks about the fact that when we home school, we are always learning and the world is our classroom. The illustrations are so sweet and a little chaotic, which … Continue reading This is my Home, This is my School
So, chaos. Folks, it is just everywhere around me these days and I am working hard to embrace it. We had an amazing summer. Truly, the best one we've ever had as a family, I think. Some combination of our new home, the garden, the chickens (we love having chickens!), the lake nearby, and the … Continue reading Want to do a Bible study?