It’s the middle of July, and that can only mean one thing: Back to School season is upon us! If you’ve been to Target or Wal-Mart lately, you’ve no doubt seen the shelves lined with every school product imaginable. I thought I would write a few posts, explaining how we are preparing for the upcoming … Continue reading Homeschooling: Getting Ready for the Year
“I don’t know how you do it! I feel like I’m drowning with two kids, how do you handle four?!” “I could never do what you do! You’re like a Super-Mom!” I hear phrases like this quite often from family and friends. I’m never sure how to respond. It’s like people hear that I’ve chosen to … Continue reading How Do You Do It?
Today I took 5 kids to the zoo. By myself. I was babysitting for a friend and decided to get the kids out of the house for a fun outing at the zoo. I snapped some pictures of the kids at the zoo and shared them on social media. Immediately I was seeing comments like, … Continue reading Don’t Believe Everything You See on Social Media
Birth stories are a funny thing. So much emotion is felt during labor and immediately after birth, that it can be hard to even find the words to describe it. Giving birth is this amazing miracle that changes you in every way possible. Simple words just can’t do it justice. April 20th was a Friday. … Continue reading Rafe’s Home-Birth Story
I am currently in the play room, typing this on my son's computer while sitting precariously on the toy box that I've turned into a make-shift chair. The same computer he built with his dad, and that his 2 year old sister then proceeded to draw all over the monitor with crayon. Gunnar is watching … Continue reading How Did I Get Here?
Maybe I’m weird (ok, I know I am!) but I love reading about how other families do daily activities such as grocery shopping, organization, schooling, etc. Today was grocery day, so I thought I’d share what we buy on a typical week. I usually do my grocery shopping at either Aldi or Walmart. I LOVE … Continue reading Feeding a Large Family a (Mostly) Organic Diet on a Budget
We used My Father's World curriculum for preschool, and enjoyed it so much that we decided to continue with this curriculum for kindergarten. We also decided to just jump right in, rather than taking a long break between the two (but that's a post for another day). In a lot of ways, this curriculum reminds … Continue reading Kindergarten: Review Week and Unit 1
Ok, so we've all seen the ads for Chatbooks and Uber. And most likely 95% of us have already downloaded one or both of the apps. So here's my question: This is 2017. Where in the heck is the cleaning app?! I mean, for crying in a bucket...how is it we can stream live television … Continue reading New App Idea
A few days ago I wrote a post on what a doula doesn't do. Today, I'd like to talk to you about what a doula does do. The word "doula" is Greek for servant. And that's exactly what a doula is to the family she's supporting. 1. I will help you make educated and informed … Continue reading 5 Things I Do as a Doula
Doulas are present at only 6% of all births. In recent years more people have been hiring a doula for their birth, but there are still a lot of uncertainties and myths surrounding what a doula does. Hopefully this post will help to set some things straight. 1. A doula is like a midwife Wrong. … Continue reading 5 things I won’t do as your doula