Farewell Homeschool – Hello Public School!

After eight years of waking up when we want, doing Math lessons in our pajamas and taking “Starbucks breaks” mid school day, we’ve decided to enter the realm of public school this year. I’m just gonna be all real here. I pouted and went kicking and screaming most of...

Top Ten Signs You Have Embraced Motherhood

I’ll be honest. I used to be a little uptight as a mom. I know, coming from someone with purple hair, it might be hard to believe. It’s true, though – especially with my first daughter. Over the years, I’ve mellowed substantially. I don’t...

Delighting in the Ordinary

I’ve often wanted to be really, really super at something – extraordinary, even. I have thought it would be so cool to be able to sing like my friend, April – she’s really amazing; write a book that would capture the attention and inspire the...

Straight From My Journal

I had something completely different to post today. However, as I was looking through my journal this morning, I came across an entry I had written three months ago. I had never intended it to be a blog post, but I really felt like God was telling me to put it out...

Prairie Envy.

Lately, I’ve found myself filled with a burning desire to be more domestic. Okay, maybe more like a somewhat hot and smoking ember of a desire. I spend minutes hours perusing blogs and web sites that inspire me to the point of distraction. The girls and I are...

Today’s Woman

I was in a waiting room the other day, and picked up a complimentary copy of a woman’s magazine, Today’s Charlotte Woman. The cover seemed relevant enough – it showed a picture of a woman. What I found on the inside, however, perturbed me to a state...