A Book Giveaway for Mom

Hand Lettering A to Z Book Give-Away

It has been a while since I cleaned off my book review shelf and I have a slew of good books to bring to your attention this time that AREN’T FOR KIDS. Yay!!! Mom books! Woman books! Health-nut books! Teacher books! Cool, awesome fun books! Many of these were given to me by the publisher […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Austin Bats

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I’m starting back up with my Field Trip Foto Friday Series that I started back in 2005 when I began blogging. In the interested of keeping things fresh for homeschoolers looking to take field trip adventures, I’m updating some of our favorite field trips in the past. This article originally posted in 2006. Austin (and […]

How to Shop Healthy (and an Ode to Natural Grocers)

Natural Grocers by @Sprittibee

I’ve seen these articles lately popping up in my email box: “What is clean eating?”, “What Diet is Best”, “The Truth About Sugar Substitutes”. It seems that everyone WANTS to eat right, but not a lot of people know what eating right looks like. Even now, I hear people talk about avoiding meat, or eating […]

One Week After the Texas Homeschool Coalition Convention…

THSC Photographer Gang

I was clueless as to what all last year would bring me in the hot July summer as I set out to the Texas Homeschool Coalition Convention last year. As their photographer, it has been an event that we have looked forward to as a family for nearly a decade now, and I have grown […]

Of Summer Loss

Us Against the World

This past few years have brought a myriad of losses, trials and triumphs. There have been a gamut of emotions – from extreme to extreme. My daughter moving out, my son graduating, my cancer diagnosis, my miraculous healing and holistic health journey, and now the loss of my mama. From heartbreak to fear, celebration to […]

My Ever Evolving Anti-Cancer Diet and Natural Protocol

Let's Taco Bout It by @sprittibee

I truly believe what Mark Twain said about health books… “You might die of a misprint”. I take most everything with a grain of salt and mull it over with prayer. That said, I have read and researched my brains out after being diagnosed with stage THREE cancer last August. I get a lot of […]

Happy Arbor Day

Mulberry Picking via Sprittibee

Happy Arbor Day! I am a huge tree hugger. Started way back when I was a tiny tot, being taken on hikes through the Washington redwood forests with my grandparents… there’s magic in those dark mysterious forests where the trees reach the sky. I had a tree I used to literally hug in my back […]