Beyond the Pacifier…

We dropped TV shortly after our first baby was born. Several kids and 23 yrs later we still don’t miss it!  I was recently asked by a follower on Facebook, “How did you juggle it all without a distraction for them? Tips would be so appreciated! I hate relying on TV, even good shows….”  Below

Lessons from Teenagers

Today I am thankful for the humility that comes from living with teenagers who, on a rotating and almost daily basis, feel the need to make me aware of my every fault, as teenagers do. There is a certain quality I like about it…humility…so why not be thankful for it and embrace it fully? We… Continue reading Lessons from Teenagers

Notes on Breastfeeding

The key to breast feeding (and I’ve raised 6…all breastfed for just under/over the 2 yr. mark) is getting enough rest, plenty of dietary fats (yes I mean butter, whole milk, cream, and now I’d add coconut oil to that list), established support from a La Leche league advisor, and a sunny disposition. It worked… Continue reading Notes on Breastfeeding

Fire at Night~

It’s the best of times and the worst of times…isn’t that the way it goes?  Since we’ve cut back on expenses at home, we’ve taken up pastimes like gardening and board games again. What a transition to go from American Idol to Pictionary with three teens in the house!  It does my heart so much good just to… Continue reading Fire at Night~