do or do not…there is no try

After a couple of months of consideration, we’ve decided that we need to just make a decision and give it our full effort. Our family is going gluten-free for the month of October.  I don’t know exactly how that will work, yet, but I’m inviting you along for the journey. You see, our oldest son… Continue reading do or do not…there is no try

smells like diet coke and failure

Most people would say that I’m a pretty happy girl. Not blissfully, unreasonably happy, but I try to be good-natured. But today was not an average day. Seriously. I felt like I was being punked ALL…MORNING…LONG. The alarm went off at 5:40am, just like it does five days out of seven. I pressed the snooze… Continue reading smells like diet coke and failure


September is my favorite month. I love the crisp of the morning air, the jeans and sweaters and crockpot meals. It’s the month that I recharge. The holidays are on the horizon. I have some order back in my life with the kids in school and a schedule to follow. September also brings emotional highs… Continue reading remembrance

tres chic crock pot chicken

Now that we’ve got about a month of school under our belts, this mama has a better handle on how the schedule is going to go down from evening to evening. We are very careful to limit our kids’ activities to make time for family and stave off the frazzled family syndrome. But even with… Continue reading tres chic crock pot chicken

at all times, through all things

The blessed part of living a not-so-easy life is that a girl gets a lot of opportunity to deepen that faith and flex those prayer muscles. You see, I come from an amazing Christian home; my parents are both believers. They are also both physically disabled. My Dad struggles with a lung disease, diabetes, back… Continue reading at all times, through all things