The Voice

The Voice Last month our pastor preached about Christianity and mental illness. As both a Christian and a physician, I really appreciated this thoughtful, compassionate, well researched message. You can listen to it here. My favorite part was when he said: “God has given humans the right to do science!” However, the part that had … Continue reading The Voice

Homeschool Shopping

Homeschool Shopping I used to hate school shopping. I know it sounds fun to go buy a bunch of pencils and books, but what actually happened was this: you take a bunch of kids in a store, which is your first problem. You have a list of esoteric items that neither you, your children or … Continue reading Homeschool Shopping

Packing Tips for Hoarders

We are moving. You may be surprised, but probably not as much as I am. We have been in this house for 13 years.  It’s the only house our kids remember.  While we were focused on raising said kids, we seemed to have accumulated a lot of stuff. Just getting started on the kitchen packing … Continue reading Packing Tips for Hoarders

Ways We Almost, But Didn’t Die in Hawaii: Part I

Before going to Hawaii we had heard all about sharks and venomous centipedes, but we didn’t see hide nor hair of either.  The true dangers for mainlanders are the sun and the waves. I could attest to both, but a sunburn doesn’t count for almost dying, so I’ll stick to the undertow.     This first … Continue reading Ways We Almost, But Didn’t Die in Hawaii: Part I

7 Tips for Travel from The Midwest to Hawaii

We made it! We have always wanted to go to Hawaii but we never thought we actually would. I’ll be doing a series of posts on our trip. We really didn’t plan it and I’m no expert, so I am just going to share our experiences and what we learned by doing. If you are … Continue reading 7 Tips for Travel from The Midwest to Hawaii

Debt Free Victory Lap

We did it. Maybe it’s too soon to write about this because it hasn’t sunk in and I’m still in a daze. But here’s what happened: God reminded us of the original vision. Read more about that here.  We put our rental property on the market. We asked the Lord to bring us the perfect … Continue reading Debt Free Victory Lap

The Liebster Award

  I have been nominated by HistorianRuby for the Liebster Award - Thank you!  HistorianRuby is a blog I follow because it's well written and fascinating.  She is a historian and writes about English history as well as her own family history.  Check out my favorite post of hers here. So what is the Leibster … Continue reading The Liebster Award

Working Mom Comes Clean

We went to the bank on Tuesday, at 11 am. On Monday we had broken our piggy bank open after a couple years of saving. We brought all $180 worth of change to the bank and poured it down the coin counter in the lobby. When we took our ticket up to the teller, I … Continue reading Working Mom Comes Clean

Midlife Crisis

It occurred to me the other day that people may think I am having a midlife crisis.  I think of midlife crisis as making radical and unexpected life changes in an attempt to ward off old age.  But it turns out there’s actually a whole psychological study around the topic. It is defined as “an … Continue reading Midlife Crisis

5 THINGS THAT SURPRISED ME ABOUT HOMESCHOOLING

  How much I miss my mom friends.  There is a mom gang that hangs out in the parking lot at school after morning drop off.  When I was first married and my kids were little, I spent several years without any close female friends.  That is its own story, but that dry period made … Continue reading 5 THINGS THAT SURPRISED ME ABOUT HOMESCHOOLING