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St. Louis, MO

I just want to preface this by saying – we were here for 3 full days and didn’t even touch the SURFACE of the activities there are to do. If you are in the Midwest, this is a MUST city to visit!

Adjustments & God’s Timing

I NEVER saw myself as a homeschool mom. Ever. I love my children, and I also very much enjoy my own time Not to mention, I’ve got a career as a Human Resource Manager, part-time Realtor and also do all the book-keeping and administrative work for my husband’s concrete business. I’m not exactly in the market for something to add to my plate.

Bowling Fun

On last night’s episode of #AuthenticChildhood – bowling! The two big boys used cups from the cupboard and a dollar store ball (proudly purchased with money given to them for something special by their Grandpa Mike) to set up in front of the fireplace, and used our hard wood as their lane. • Raising three … Read More

Pirate Weekend

November 21, 2020 Here in Wisconsin, the opening weekend of gun season for deer hunting is BIG. Like..big, big. That’s for another post. While it’s tradition that the men head off to the Northwoods, and leave the women and children at home for what’s referred to as “widow’s weekend”, my in-laws have changed that tradition … Read More

The Kitchen Table

January 10, 2021 “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” -Mother Teresa My children do not know what’s happening in the 2020 world that exists outside the four walls of our 1,200 sq. ft. safe zone. We’ve explained, in the most elementary way possible, enough for them to understand … Read More

Thanksgiving 2020

November 26, 2020 Eight years ago, the day before Thanksgiving, I was four months pregnant with the our second little boy, and my husband came home from work to inform me that the Union had walked onto his job site and completely shut down the company he was working for at the time. The company … Read More

Spilled Milk

December 6, 2020 I made my kids pay for their own milk today. This week was hard. And it continued into the weekend. And today, I lost it.  We stopped after church to grab milk, bread and a pound of ground beef. Easy enough. The kids were horsing around and not paying attention to anything … Read More


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