Hello February

Hello February Instagram Challenge

Yesterday was my little one’s SIXTH birthday. I’m no longer the parent of a pre-school age kid. I’m not sure how to feel about that. I sure love tiny people. God knows how to make miniature people adorable. I’m clinging to every little word he mis-pronounces now, and every funny thing he says. A week […]

Charlotte Mason for the Daft (and a book give-away)

At the Book Store

I’ve been toying with Charlotte Mason for nearly a decade. I’ve “known” about her methods for longer than that. I have never been able to totally put myself in the Charlotte Mason box, though, even after becoming a bona fide veteran homeschool mom with a homeschool high school graduate attending college. In hopes that I […]

A Healthier Version of Egg Salad

Sprittibee's Egg Salad

I have always loved egg salad. I used to go in and request it at Jason’s Deli even though it wasn’t on the menu and they would sometimes make it for me, depending on the location. Eggs and I have had a rocky relationship in the past, and I realized after learning more about eating […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: The Fire Station

Fire Station Field Trip

It’s been a while since I did my field trip series here. It started back in 2005 with my big kids when they were in their field trip crazy days, and I have done field trip reviews on and off for years… but with my older two in high school and the little guys too […]

2017, The Year of Gratitude

diamonds taking shape

Someone asked me what the best thing about Christmas was for me this year. Before this year, I might have thought about all the people I spent Christmas with, the gifts, the music, the tinsel, the “magic” of the season… but this year, although all of those things are PART of the holiday “magic”, only […]

The Very Best Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Paleo Brownies

Almond-Butter Brownies

If you know me, you should know that I am crazy about chocolate. In fact, I eat one of these brownies (or 2-3 of them) per day. They are HEATHER APPROVED. Not only that, but everyone we’ve shared them with asks for the recipe… which is why I’m putting it here. I can now just […]

Advent Begins 2016

Amaryllis Christmas Flowers

I know it’s been a while since I blogged… in fact, I think this past November was the very first month I didn’t blog AT ALL since I began blogging in 2005. I am sure you can imagine, that a cancer diagnosis changes a lot of things, and I just let my blog take a […]