Gifts from Heaven

Gifts come in all shapes and sizes.  Some come in brightly wrapped paper, some in a plastic bag and yet others appear on my cluttered desk without any presentation. They are big like the new car my husband parked in our garage as a surprise back in our early years of marriage.  Those were scarce […]

Grief- My Dark Hole

I imagine my grief as a dark hole.  Its a hole in a sand pit.  It’s deep, it’s dark, it’s cold, but mostly it’s scary because I cannot see the bottom.  Some days, I hoist my upper body out of the darkness and breathe in fresh air and sunshine, but most days I live just […]

That First Week

I had never lost anyone close to me.  I had spent hours praying for people in my life who had lost someone close to them.  I had tried to relate to their feelings, but never realized how far away I was from their pain.  I felt sad for them, I cried for them, but grief […]

My Used Books Find

We live in a small town which is void of many of the exciting stores, theaters, museums etc. of a bigger city.  What we do have, however, is a lovely used books store.  It boasts floor to ceiling shelves teaming with exciting adventures, people, and advice on every page.  The smell of old books and […]

Dear Defeated Mom,

“It was just a miserable day,” I cried as tears threatened to run down my cheeks. I stared at my husband, who was hundreds of miles away, through my cell phone as I tried to explain why I was about to cry. It came in a long stream of words, none very specific, not nearly […]

Loving My Opposite Child

  We have the same blond hair and blue eyes.  We have the same strong independent spirit, fierce stubbornness, and annoying bossiness, but that is where the similarities end. Loving My Opposite Child She is a girl of extremes, all sunshine and rainbows or all thunder and storm clouds.  I take a more middle of […]

Why I Think My Hens Are Great!

I love my hens.  There, I said it. I know I complained when they scratched up and ate my carrot seeds-twice. The loud exclaiming (otherwise known as yelling) when five happy girls gave themselves dirt baths in my herb garden, tossing mulch everywhere and leaving craters, was probably not called for.  Perhaps chasing them away […]

What To Do When You don’t Want To Share

I looked from my 9 year old son to the last brownie on the plate.  I wanted that brownie.  I had plans for it, which included a cup of coffee and uninterrupted quiet time.  I really really wanted that brownie.  I glanced at my son’s hopeful expression, “Can I have the last one?”.  ‘NO!’ was […]

How to Choose a Science Curriculum

If you are like me, you love paging through homeschool catalogs and reading reviews online.  So many fun subjects to teach and so little time!  The choices are endless and often times overwhelming!  Science curriculum is a big one for me.  They all look like so much fun!  Here are a few things to consider […]

Hi, I am Heather! I am a mom of five, homeschooler, homesteader, and lover of all things chocolate. I am excited to share your faith and parenting journeys with you. Whether you are here looking to grow your faith, heal from loss, find homeschool resources, or hope to find inspiration in raising godly children, you are in the right place. So, grab your favorite hot beverage, curl up in your comfy chair, and stay awhile.

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