For so long, I thought “I’m not going to bribe my kids.” I am learning not to set these walls up, because each time I do I have to go back on my words. I back myself into a corner for no reason! Why am I my own worst judge and critic? I judge myself… Read More My Key to Parenting? Not Judging!
Every Monday through Friday I now wait 30 – 45 minutes to snag my son from school. Instead of whining about it or listing all the things I could better do with this time, I’m looking on the bright side. Hello, this is a gift from my attentive Father! This is 30 – 45 minutes… Read More Waiting..
I’ve gone through phases with social media. When Facebook first came around, I would sit and scroll for hours. At that time, there were no ads and I was just friends with real-life friends. I was constantly aware of everyone’s movements. Then I found my other half and Facebook wasn’t so important. I didn’t want… Read More Revolutionizing My Social Media Intake
All the myths, masks and defenses I have constructed during the first half of my life are being knocked down. My personal roles have been feeling empty and in some cases are being completely taken away. Case in point, I can no longer call myself a homeschool mom. Earlier in my life, even a year… Read More Losing Titles, Gaining Myself
Part of my disordered eating included coffee. I would wake up and crave a hot cup of caffeine. I have a 20oz coffee mug that I would fill with coffee. After drinking my first cup, I would be so distracted with the kids that I wouldn’t feel like making myself food. After getting the kids… Read More Giving Up Caffeine
While I am no longer bulimic, up until recently I still didn’t have a healthy relationship with food. I had a coffee addiction, was consuming too few calories, and was full of guilt and bloat when I would finally eat a full meal. The Whole30 made me question how, why and when I was eating.… Read More How The Whole30 Helped Heal My Body
This week I am loving all things fall. The leaves are changing to the most beautiful colors and it’s helping me hold off on Christmas just a bit longer. We had a spike in temperatures the end of last week and they have started to go down again, so that’s helping me at least dress… Read More Lanie Loves : November 8th
With the release of Destiny 2 tonight at midnight, I thought I would write up what brought my to my gaming hobby! It used to really bother me when my hubby played video games. He works outside and in the summer it can be 12 hour days. So he would come home and maybe eat… Read More I Am A Gamer
Rain days are special around my house. Rain means that daddy may get off work and we’ll get to have some special time with him! When J was younger, as soon as it started to rain we would run to the front porch and do a rain dance for daddy to come home! We… Read More Rain Days
I’ve introduced you to part of my outdoor life: my chickens and dogs… But one of the biggest roles I play right now is MOM. And to me, that naturally includes being their guide through learning. I have three wonderful children : 6, 4 and 1. They are so very different, sometimes I don’t believe… Read More My Favorite Job : Unschooling Momma