general thoughts

general thoughts
Homemaking
large family living
Parenting
planning
seasonal living

September: the New (Old) January

  Fall is by far my favorite season! I love the cooling of the air, the shortening of the days, and the invitation to prepare for winter by preserving the harvest (even if its not from my own garden). It is the time of returning to routines and the home is central to it all. […]

Read More
general thoughts
large family living

The End of an Era

Nine years ago, I was expecting baby number 6 and we outgrew our minivan. The search began and we chose a 12 passenger van for our new to us vehicle. It served us well as we added to our family. It took us on adventures camping, trips to Kansas to see family, back and forth […]

Read More
general thoughts
powersheets
self-care

What is Saving My Life – February 2018

Modern Mrs Darcy has encouraged us here in the middle of winter to stop and reflect on What is Saving My Life. I love doing this exercise. So here are a few things from my list: Yoga – I have been hesitant to do yoga for several years because I thought it was all about […]

Read More
Faith
general thoughts
self-care

What I Learned this Fall

I’ve been following Emily P. Freeman (especially her podcast: The Next Right Thing) and she encouraged us to reflect on a season instead of waiting until the end of the year. I found it very helpful this summer so I’m back for the fall edition. Go to : http://emilypfreeman.com/wwl-fall-2017/ to see her post. I learned that […]

Read More
general thoughts
Homestead

The Death of a Dream

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. John 12:24 The last couple of years have been a very refining time in my life. There is something about being in your 40s that makes you […]

Read More
general thoughts
self-care

What I Learned This Summer

I have been listening to Emily P Freeman’s new podcast (The Next Right Thing) and she encouraged me to make a list to document what I learned this summer. So here goes: I love reading! I really do! It’s not really something I actually learned this summer but I put into practice reading more. I […]

Read More
Books
general thoughts

What’s Saving My Life Right Now?

This winter has been one for the books. It has had record breaking low temperatures (the coldest since 1978) and days with snow on the ground (54 days and counting). We have been stuck in the snow, had pipes freeze and had teenagers drive off the road and it is only the half way point […]

Read More
Books
general thoughts
Homemaking
Parenting

Reflections on Mere Motherhood

This summer I read a wonderful book by homeschooling veteran Cindy Rollins. It is called Mere Motherhood: Morning Times, Nursery Rhymes and My Journey Towards Sanctification. She is the mother of 9 kids. Eight of which were boys. It is a memoir filled with funny stories and peppered with amazing tips and advice for not […]

Read More
Faith
general thoughts

Christmas is Coming!

I just love this time of year! The coziness of gathering around a warm fire even when storms rage around us reading beautiful books that draw us together as a family and closer to Christ. Our Jesse tree is filling with ornaments. Most of the gifts have been purchased. Meals have been planned and life is […]

Read More
general thoughts
Homemaking
planning

My Thinking Spot

  This past year I felt like a barely kept my head above water. I know I had a new baby (and it was bit harder since the boys are 3 years apart). And really ever since we moved to Montana I felt like I was behind, unorganized and it was getting worse. Our kids […]

Blog Widget by LinkWithin Read More