Is it Tuesday again already?! Time flies when you’re having fun I guess. Or when you’re incredibly busy! Truth be told, I hope the time keeps flying like this. Not that I’m not enjoying this pregnancy to the extent that I can, and not that I don’t realize how difficult it may be to have both a Keep Reading
If you’ve spent anytime on my blog, you know that my family is my number one concern pretty much all of the time. Well, making sure that my husband and my kids and I can all have the best quality of life possible. That doesn’t mean we have everything we want all of the time, but we definitely get what we need, and we try not to take anything for granted.
I homeschool our children, so this is a great place to come for tips on homeschooling. I share deals I find on textbooks, Christian-based curriculums that work well, and tips for getting your kids to sit still and listen.
Another important thing for me is to try and fill each day with the activities we love to do together. We spend time outdoors on the farm, we take inexpensive trips together (check out my travel tips for busy moms) and we even renovated our old mobile home with the help of our kids.
In an effort to eat healthy as a family, we even did the Whole30 diet together. Check out my plans, meals and what worked and what didn’t.
We've barely gotten any gardening done this spring. I found myself stressing about it for a while. After all, we're supposed to be growing as much if our own feed as we can, but then I realized, it's okay. This year is just not our year for gardening. In fact, for us, putting more of our Keep Reading
How was your week? Mine was mostly good, with a somewhat significant downer in that I put my upper back out Friday, which is why you only see two workouts this week - loading a weighted barbell on top of a misaligned spine isn’t such a great idea. Fortunately, I’m married to a massage therapist, and Keep Reading
Welcome to May! This new month has definitely brought a lot of busyness to the farm. The grass is finally growing well, so setting up daily cattle paddocks has been added to the daily chore list. Not that we mind, it’s nice to have the cows back on fresh grass every day. We’re also milking Keep Reading
Week 29, woohoo! At this point, I think I’m excited about every week that goes by. It feels like the home stretch - even though birth-day is still about 3 months away. I must confess that last week, I cut my workouts down to two exercises instead of three. It seemed that no matter how few, or what Keep Reading
Woohoo! Made it to the third trimester! So, from everything I’ve read and been told, pregnancy is all downhill from here. Heartburn, leg cramps, breathlessness, …. I can’t remember all the maladies, but there’s a lot of them. Honestly, it’s hard to find positive talk on pregnancy - Keep Reading
Or The Continuation Of The Diaper Saga. Either way, it’s a good way to save a lot of greenbacks. With a new baby on the way, I recently came to the conclusion that it was time to expand the diaper stash. With Garrett in the process of potty training (and doing quite well, I might add), I hope Keep Reading
Yesterday, I walked by the weight set and saw that Gabriel was all set up for deadlifts. The bar was loaded with more weight than I had ever lifted, but I couldn’t resist giving it a pull to see what happened. I remember trying to get 135lbs off the ground a few months after I started lifting and Keep Reading
I didn’t exercise a single time last week. I had every intention of lifting on Friday, and the again on Saturday, but it just didn’t happen. After all the chaos of last week, I was just exhausted. Oh, and my back hurt. A lot. I had a sneaking suspicion that if I’d just pony up and squat for Keep Reading
Last week was the saddest week of my life. Burrying mom was harder than I could imagine. Seeing the utter grief on my six-year-old nephew’s face made my heart break all over again. Watching Garrett walk into mom’s office to find her was hard. After seeing her both Wednesday evening, and Thursday Keep Reading