I Hate Waking My Son Up

My 13 year old epitomizes the term "heavy sleeper." The worst part of my day has always been any time that I have to wake him up. Homeschool definitely makes that part easier because I can try to let him wake up naturally. Not always, though, because he has been known to sleep all day. … Continue reading I Hate Waking My Son Up

When Kids Take Care Of You

Sometimes, my kids surprise me. Well, not surprise, just impress. I already knew that William had a sensitive soul and that Lizzie has a huge heart but no idea how to express her emotions. (Because she doesn't like to admit that she has them.) Me, on the other hand, I'm a big ball of emotion. … Continue reading When Kids Take Care Of You

Horseback Riding For Dummies

So I started a thing! Horseback riding lessons! My friend, Paige, (the same one who encouraged my new chicken mama life) has been taking lessons. She offered to gift me an intro lesson and even though, I had serious concerns about my lack of flexibility/strength/coordination, I went for it. And bonus: you're pretty much guaranteed … Continue reading Horseback Riding For Dummies

Learning To Care For Chickens

I have chickens. I'm a chicken mama! I also feel like I have no idea what I'm doing. I have done my research but, I have chickens! Why do I have chickens? It's because I have a friend who tends to make things happen. Sometimes that's good, sometimes not as good. 🤣She's the kind of … Continue reading Learning To Care For Chickens

Ahmaud Arbery Couldn’t Outrun The Hate

My 20 year old son, Kaleb, recently got pulled over. Thankfully, he ended up just getting a warning. And the police officer was a nice guy who talked to him for a few minutes and even tried to shake his hand. That's a little alarming since we are in the middle of a pandemic. Kaleb … Continue reading Ahmaud Arbery Couldn’t Outrun The Hate

Staying Healthy Without The Gym (Or Not)

Before the pandemic. Man, how did reality become such that that expression makes sense? But, here we are.  So, yeah, before the pandemic, I was really enjoying going to the gym. I was quite proud of myself and I could see the changes happening in my body. But, maybe even more importantly, I could feel … Continue reading Staying Healthy Without The Gym (Or Not)

My Son Moved Back Home

So awhile ago, I wrote an angsty post about my oldest son moving out. Neither one of us handled it well and it caused a lot of hurt feelings on my end. It's all the proverbial water under the bridge now, though. And everything is just fine between us. I always figured that at some … Continue reading My Son Moved Back Home

Learning To Live With Epilepsy

You want to be there for your children. You want to believe that as a parent, you have a heightened sense of danger and just plain know when your kids need you. Well, that wasn't the case the other night as Brian and I slept soundly while our son had a seizure in the hallway, … Continue reading Learning To Live With Epilepsy

A New Hair-Do Can Change Your Whole Outlook On Life

It is a universal truth (if it isn't, it should be!) that women change their hair when they want to control something in their lives. I'm no exception. I have been guilty of impulsive hair cutting in my bathroom. I have also been guilty of angry hair cutting after fighting with my husband. There have … Continue reading A New Hair-Do Can Change Your Whole Outlook On Life

Visualizing With My Vision Board

I was invited to a vision board party and I was immediately stoked. Admittedly, that was because I read the words "I'm keeping the invite list small." I made the cut! She likes me, she really likes me! 😂 Then I realized that I had no idea what a vision board was or a party … Continue reading Visualizing With My Vision Board