{p,h,f,r} exhaustion


Photography

Memorial Day weekend kicked my butt this year. We cooked out Saturday, Sunday and Monday, hosting twice and traveling once. We’re blessed to have such great family and friends but man, I am still seriously sleep deprived. Curiously, Teddy and the rest of the kids have been invigorated by the past weekend’s activities and continue […]

05/31/2012

Seven Quick Takes-Books You’ll Want to Run Out and Buy…as soon as I write them.


Homeschooling, Humor, Seven Quick Takes

I must confess that when I started this blog, in the back of my mind I had grandiose plans of gaining a huge following and somehow landing a huge book deal and becoming a major celebritey…amongst female Catholic writers. Danielle Bean, Susie Lloyd, Amy Welborn…watch out! I’m coming for you! (And I mean that in the […]

05/25/2012

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real outdoorsy


Photography

Nothing says, “Happy Feast of the Accension” like a bonfire. In fact, every major feast that does not occur during a blizzard is a reason for our family to light up a bonfire. We’re blessed with a large yard (for New Jersey) and in the back center, we have a large pit my husband loves […]

05/24/2012

The Importance of Family Prayer Time…with a bit of my conversion story thrown in.


Catholic

I’d really envisioned just writing a quick post about how ridiculous our family prayer time has become lately, but it got me thinking on other things… so forgive my long-windedness. Growing up Methodist, somewhere along the line I got the impression that church and religion were Sunday things, but only when extremely convenient, and that prayer […]

05/21/2012

Seven Quick Takes as I Drive By


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

What mom, homeschooling or otherwise, doesn’t spend an enormous amount of time behind the wheel playing chauffeur? Since I live in the most densely populated state, everywhere I go, from the grocery store to the gynecologist,  means slogging through bumper to bumper traffic. It doesn’t help that we’ve situated ourselves in the middle of nowhere in order to achieve some sort […]

05/18/2012

Ok, seriously. No jokes.


SMA Posts

Note: This is a serious, laying my soul bare kind of post. If you want to read something funny, check back later this week. The toughest thing about writing a humor blog is that life tends to have periods when nothing seems humorous. I’ve been struggling with lots of un-funny stuff for weeks now, and […]

05/13/2012

Vintage pretty, happy, funny, real photos


Photography

I’m sure you’ll be surprised to hear that my last post did NOT result in me being bombarded with review and advertisement requests. I guess I’ll have to accept that I’m doing this blogging thing just for personal enjoyment and therapeutic expression.  Back to work! I’ll admit up front that this is the {p,h,f,r} “vintage” edition because it […]

05/10/2012

Reviews for Sale!


Curriculum, Homeschooling, Humor

{This is another one of those posts where I tell you what other “good” homeschooling blogs do, then I go and do the opposite. You’ve been warned.} Product reviews! In Kelly’s fantasy land, I get lots of great books and materials mailed to me for free by people who think other homeschoolers hang on my […]

05/08/2012