I think Crankles likes to mess with me. She does something so cute and adorable, and then she does THIS when I try to capture it with my camera! The one on the left was her pose when she wanted to show Hello Kitty off to her friends. She ASKED me to take a picture, … Continue reading No Pictures Please!
It is that time of year where we get pre-occupied with holiday parties and get togethers, and our kids start to get a little bored with homeschool. It is very easy to want to take a break for a while, but instead of giving into the break, maybe you should step back and find some ways to add life into your homeschool day once again.
It is then that I need to remember that this stage is so short. She will not be like this forever. The world is so new to her still. She just wants to explore. She wants to see this beauty that I take for granted. She wants to see "treasures" and imagine that they are something super cool instead of the milk cap I see.
I admit that I am not the biggest fan of pumpkin spice everything, but I do love pumpkin ice cream. However, dairy does not always settle well with my son, so I thought I would try to come up with something dairy-free. After a bit of experimenting, I came up with this. It is … Continue reading Maple Pumpkin Ice Cream
I really thought we were done with this. I thought last year when he got laid off that it was a sign that maybe he could find another job, something that paid decently. I thought we could be that family I envisioned where he comes home every night, and we have family time. Instead, I … Continue reading The Reluctant Oilfield Wife
If you are willing to think outside the box and research neighborhoods, you might be able to find a gem in a neighborhood that you may not have thought of looking. You obviously want to make sure it is a safe neighborhood, but if you find a neighborhood that is on its way to bettering itself, you might be able to find a good property for less. If you invest in it, you not only can make a dream home for yourself for a lot less, but you are investing in your community
The reasons for clearing clutter are many, but the big reasons are that a.) We do not have the space and b.) I want to try to teach the kids to not be as hung up on material things. When we had our large house and first moved there, we had so much space! We had this old house with three floors of living space and a mostly finished basement. We filled it with furniture, toys, books, clothes, among other things. One of the hardest things coming here was realizing that this house did not have the closet space our other house did, nor did it have the storage space. We absolutely HAD to get rid of some things, but how?