21 Weeks, 4 days: pPROM


I was released from prison hospital for good behavior. I have bathroom privileges. Yea! The last few days have been a Twilight Zone, a blur of what-ifs. There are so many unknowns. So many ways this thing could go, and most of them scary and terrible.  The official diagnosis that led me to the … [Continue reading]

Pregnancy Update Week 21: Hospital Version

week 21 pregnancy update

Well. This isn't exactly how I envisioned writing this pregnancy update: from my phone, inside a hospital. But then again this entire pregnancy has been one surprise after another. I drove myself here Monday at 3 A.M. after waking up soaked with amniotic fluid. So far baby is holding on. There … [Continue reading]

I Feel You, Laura Ingalls Wilder

The last couple of weeks have been hard. We moved into our new place last weekend, and I LOVE IT, but y'all... I had forgotten how stressful moving … [Continue reading]

Our Curriculum, 2014/2015

our homeschool curriculum 2014/2015

I usually post our homeschool curriculum choices here every year. A disclaimer: by posting this list, I'm not necessarily making recommendations. We … [Continue reading]

You Need To See This: Free Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle

Just a quick note this weekend. You've probably seen something about the Ultimate Healthy Living bundle - a huge library of healthy living ebooks … [Continue reading]

Pregnancy Update: 19 Weeks

pregnancy update 19 weeks

Yesterday was a visit to the OB/GYN for yet another ultrasound. I was hoping for really, really good news. Which for me would be the word that I don't … [Continue reading]

My #1 Homeschooling Productivity Tip

#1 homeschooling productivity tip

Although the girls started last week, yesterday was our official back to school day. It went very well. We even got finished up early, at around … [Continue reading]

What a Difference a Year Makes: Homeschooling and Maturity


While our official back to school date is August 25, the girls decided to start this week. I'm particularly impressed by the change in Sadie, who will … [Continue reading]

Simplifying My Life (Before Baby)

simplifying my life

Keeping things simple is an ongoing quest for me. But especially avant bebe, I begin to ask myself how I can make my routine a little easier. It … [Continue reading]

My New Laundry System

Pile of dirty washing in bathroom

I have a confession to make. I actually enjoy doing laundry. I know that puts me in the minority among women, but it's true. (Now cleaning the … [Continue reading]