• Sometimes, I Wish We Could Go Back In Time

    Sometimes, I wish we could go back in time. I don’t mean five or ten years back, I mean 20 to 30 years back. I wish we could go back to a time when things were different. Take a second and think about your childhood. What did it look like? Mine involved spending hours outside every day, mostly unsupervised. My parents had things to do, so we were left to entertain ourselves. We drank juice, built forts, and wrapped fruit roll ups around our fingers. No one saw this as a bad thing – we survived just fine. It was fun! Now, you can’t let a kid walk home from…

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    Unsuitable For Viewers of All Ages

    Has anyone noticed that most television shows have recently become unsuitable for viewers of all ages? Take a second and think about the most popular programs on air right now. What comes to mind? Game of Thrones, Handmaids Tale, The Walking Dead, Homeland… All of these programs are known for great acting, directing, and a captivating story line. It’s so fun getting lost in a great TV show, but what is up with the language, gore, and sex? I turned on a new show and within five minutes, a six year old girl said the f-word. I mean, really? There was actually a time when actors couldn’t be filmed in…

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    Why We ‘All Year School’ Our Kids

    Ever heard of all year school? It’s the concept of continuing your child’s education throughout the year, as opposed to breaking for several weeks or months over the Summer and holidays. I know there are a few districts out there that offer all year school, but not many. This is one of the benefits of homeschooling that we’re really thankful for. As the main educator for our children, we make the decision on when they take a break and for how long. Why We Love All Year School One of the reasons I love all year school, is because it’s less pressure on me and the kids. Each grade level…

  • Who I Am Besides Being a Mom

    As I write this, I can feel my chest tighten and my eyes fight back tears. I feel like I’m having a bit of an identity crisis. Okay, so crisis may be too strong of a word. I’m happy, I’m healthy, and I’m not lost. But I’m having a hard time figuring out who I am besides being a Mom. I’m a Wife. I love my husband and try to support him in his goals and dreams. I look to him as the head of our family and respect his input and decisions. I do my best to make him laugh, look pretty, and feed him good meals. We’re getting…

  • What Getting Healthier In My Thirties Looks Like

    For those of you who didn’t know, I turned thirty-two a few months back. Turning thirty has definitely impacted my body in ways I didn’t previously think about. Getting healthier in my twenties looks a lot different from getting healthier in my thirties. I’ve never really worried about my size. I’ve always been a curvy girl, and that doesn’t come with the model thin body you see on TV and in magazines. For the most part I’m okay with that, because (honest sharing), I like having a larger chest. My weight has always landed on my hips area, but that’s fairly easy to cover with the right clothing. But now…