Month: February 2016

{SQT} Shamrocks, More Hildegard and a #7QT How To

1. A few months back the Muscular Dstyrophy Association contacted me and said they wanted to use a photo of Fulton, taken at summer camp, for their Shamrock campaign. I was like, sure, no problem, not fully realizing he was one of only six kids picked from across the country to be featured during the Read More

{p,h,f,r} A Hershey Story

Linking up for the first time in way too long with the lovely ladies at Like Mother, Like Daughter. I thought I’d use the {pretty, happy, funny, real} link up to share our recent trip to ‘The Hersey Story’ museum in downtown Hershey, PA. The museum is a new attraction to the plethora of tourist Read More

Seven Things To Do When A Friend Follows a New Path

This post was originally going to be titled “Seven Things To Do When a Friend Decides to Stop Homeschooling” and was based on my recent experience watching several long time homeschooling friends decide to enroll some or all of their children in school. But that seemed a bit narrow and also, in discussing the topic Read More

The Hildegard Experiment

It’s the first full week of Lent, when the fervor of Ash Wednesday starts to die down and we wonder what we really signed ourselves up for. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m eating like St. Hildegard this Lent. I know many of you are wondering what that exactly means, and maybe some Read More

More Valentines to Lead Your Loved One To Heaven

It’s Lent. I’m eating like a 12th century nun. More on that later. All you need to know for now is that I haven’t had coffee in three days. But that’s all I’m going to say about it because not complaining is part of the joy/ magic/ etc. that Lent is made of (+ tears Read More

Focus On Your Head and Heart This Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Lent is upon us, and we’re reminded of our need to fast, pray and give alms. Meanwhile, the secular world is all a flutter over Valentine’s Day, which arrives this Sunday. While the commercials are pushing diamonds, chocolate and flowers, why not invest in a gift that will benefit your marriage, and family, more than Read More

{SQT} Seven Ways I’m Organizing My Life Right Now

The first month of 2016 is gone. How are those resolutions treating you? I’m not doing too badly. Certainly, there’s the usual craziness and the fun that comes with home ownership (furnace on its last leg, new roof is still leaking, etc.) but on a day-to-day basis, I’m not a frazzled wreck. I think it helps Read More

Big Family, Little Kitchen: How We Make It Work

Already, I’m hesitant to use the title above. I know plenty of families bigger than mine and I know other families with small kitchens. However, we have more than the national average of kids and a smaller than average kitchen so hopefully this post is helpful to someone. But seriously, if you’re one of the Read More