An Exhausted Mama’s Homeschool Plan

homeschool tired mom

(image source:  Last night was not a good night. The baby was up a lot. By a lot, I mean over 12 times. At least 7 of those were before I even finally got to sleep (which didn't happen until after 3.) Needless to say, this Mama is tired. We all have those days. And these are the days when we need to [More...]

Fit to Burst Book Review and Giveaway

fit to burst

Fit to Burst: Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood, by Rachel Jankovic You may remember a book review that I did quite a while ago on Loving the Little Years, by Rachel Jankovic. Rachel has written a new book, Fit To Burst, and I've been offered the chance to review the book and host another giveaway for a copy! Here's the [More...]

You’re Still a Good Mom

You're still a good Mom

  Today I was shocked to read a post on a popular blog's Facebook status that was openly judging another Mom. Not only that, she was encouraging others to judge, as well. She had linked to an article that was talking about how a woman faced harsh judgments online for saying that she only bathed her infant son once a week. The Facebook [More...]

The Increase that Children Bring


Image: Vlado/ I was reading through some of the Proverbs and this verse stuck out at me. Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; But much increase comes by the strength of an ox. Proverbs 14:4 NKJV And it made me think of how life is with kids. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to compare my lovely children to large [More...]

One Step Closer to Answers and Encouragement for Times of Uncertainty


A couple of weeks ago I shared that Josiah was starting the journey of being assessed for autism. Our family doctor referred us to a local pediatrician who would look at Josiah in a more general sense and decide whether or not to send him to the local children's hospital, CHEO, for more specialized assessment. We got this appointment very [More...]

Distracted Parenting

distracted parenting

image sourceFor a while now, it's been illegal where I live to use a cell phone without a hands-free device while driving. We all know that distractions can very quickly make a good driver turn dangerous. Yesterday I realized how dangerous such a distraction can be even while just walking. As the kids and I were leaving our church's cafe, a mom [More...]

Searching for Answers


I'm really hoping that our journey will be short with a good ending. But since this blog is about my family, I want to share what's going on with us lately. More specifically, what's going on with Josiah, my 2 year old son. He's always been a difficult child. He cried a lot as a baby. Not colicky and screaming for hours on end, just very hard to [More...]