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 […]

Homeschool Swim Lessons in Austin

British Swim School Austin

Hey out there… Spring has sprung! It is hard to stay inside near the computer when it is in the 70’s outside and the garden needs weeding, trees need trimming, fence needs building, and plants need planting. We’ve been spending an amazing amount of time in the sunshine – and even taking advantages of the […]

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 […]

Beatitudes for Parents

What a Friend we Have in Jesus

I get a lot of junk mail, email, and information pushed at me as a blogger and homeschool mom – and let’s face it – as a human being. This week, however, as I got ready to trash another newsletter I didn’t have time to read, a date caught my eye in small print. 1895. […]

Back To School: Happy 2016-17

Sprittibee's Back to School Photo 2016-17

You might not want to look at this if you are no where near ready for 2016-17 and are taking your sweet time off this summer to soak up some sun and sanity. Me, on the other hand? Well, it’s 100 degrees in the shade in Texasville, so what else is a girl to do […]

Dinosaur and Star Wars Themed Birthday Party Ideas

Blowing Out Their Candles by @sprittibee

My two youngest kids are one month apart for birthdays, so I always like to make it a joint party. The only problem is, they seldom agree on a theme. This year, I decided I would set up the living room for one theme and the dining room for the other, and just try to […]

Pre-Summer Update

Texas Wildflower Photos Edit by @Sprittibee

May flowers are in full bloom and I grasp at moments to try and slow down enough to smell them. They say the older you get, the faster time goes. My eldest has a friend that has some sort of theory on the matter. It’s all over my head. Mama has been tired for most […]