15 Ways to Turn Around a Chaotic Homeschooling Day

The amazingly creative learning activity you planned was a total bust and ended in toddler tears. You lost your keys somewhere between changing the baby's diaper and packing the snacks for after soccer practice. The kids' bad attitudes are quickly growing contagious, and you have absolutely zero plan for dinner. I've been here. So many [...]

New Adventures through Trades of Hope

It's SPRING! Our little house by the prairie has tons of new daffodils and pear tree blossoms, a few new bird nests around the yard, and freshly tilled garden beds, so now seemed like the perfect time to announce something new in my own life. I've decided to start my own business through Trades of [...]

Autumn Lyrics

  The mornings I can sit down and write are few and far between, but given the kids are fast asleep, and the coffee is strong and the house is deep in quiet... I'll grab the clock and slow down time, to dwell on things usually unseen. A group of leaves depart for earth, their [...]

Believe

It's #desiretoinspire Wednesday! If you're on Instagram, come find me, follow me, and let me know what's inspiring you today! My inspiration today comes from the quote below. My goal for today? To drink 64 ounces of water! With this crazy summer heat, it's been tough to stay hydrated. Even though my busy-mama-mind forgets way [...]

#desiretoinspire!

Hello, lovely readers! Welcome to #desiretoinspire - a new tag and category I've created in hopes of spreading inspiration and cheer! The main hub of #desiretoinspire will be my Instagram page, so if you haven't followed me yet, please do that! Then, all you need to do is come back each Wednesday (or any day [...]