• Homeschooling,  Parenting,  Uncategorized

    What a homeschool day looks like at our house

    Homeschooling- Dream vs Reality Homeschooling and the culture of my home now is so different from what I imagined it would be. The whole journey from the first year until what is now my 18th year has been an ever changing, always evolving home culture to fit our needs at the time. When my first three were little, I had certain goals. As our family grew and as the first few kids got older, we have adapted and changed, and my goals as their main teacher have morphed. Let me take you through our family’s progression as we went from homeschooling three children, to six children. What I wanted a…

  • Parenting

    What to Do About Temper Tantrums

    (I’ve pulled this post out of the archives to share again. Janie is nine now… time flies!) So, my littlest sweetheart just turned two.  The five that went before her, were two years old at one time also.  Yes they were! I’ve seen some tantrums!   Just so you know, my kiddos are pretty incredible… smart, sweet little things!  But every now and then they have their moments.  We try to be consistent.  We try to use some good psychology.  We don’t have situations where our toddlers rule over the house with their whims and desires.  They know this house is run by Mom & Dad, not them.  But that selfish…

  • Health

    A week filled with remedies

    (Important notice: As a way for me to provide helpful advice through my blog, I will include affiliate links to help pay for this site and my time. By shopping online through the links I provide, you will be helping me and affording me the chance to continue my work. Thank you!) Homeopathic remedies to the rescue! I used seven remedies this week! Some weeks go by with no need to open my kit, and other weeks it seems homeopathy rescues us over and over. Arnica saved the day when a friend’s 8 month old with a strong desire to walk around like a big kid bumped his head while visiting.…

  • General

    My story

    I was a very healthy person feeling like I was at my peak and living on top of the world until one day, quite all of a sudden, I was not. I broke. Like so many other stories you can hear about people who are stricken with autoimmune issues in their 30s or 40s, mine was a very scary, sudden onset of crazy symptoms. After a particularly stressful year, including more than one life-altering personal event, I knew I felt worn out by the time the holidays came but I figured that was normal considering how much I had undertaken. I assumed that once the holidays were over, I would…