See Me Homeschool {a blog hop}

Last summer I hosted a wildly popular series called How I Homeschool, and now there’s a new take on it!  Theresa of Ordinary Lovely had a wonderful idea for a simple new blog hop.  See Me Homeschool will use (mostly) pictures to share a typical day (or days) in the life of our home. Simple as it may sound, […]

Keeping Christ in Christmas

Just one more Advent post, mmmkay, friends?  Then I promise to bore you with all sorts of other mundane life details.  (Maybe I’ll even work on finishing my birth story series this month.)  Today I’m linking up with the Catholic Bloggers Network for Keep Christ in Christmas.  More info at the bottom of this post. […]

Five Favorites: Advent Edition

I know, I know, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, and here I am, jumping the gun and talking about Advent.  But it’s so wonderful! And meaningful!  And sooooooooon!  And besides, it’s not like I’m celebrating Advent early.  Just getting excited about it. –1– Cradle to Cross Wreath I can’t remember if it was last year or the […]

This Girl is on Fire

It’s 10 p.m., Cali time.   Kevin and I just got back from a really wonderful weekend in New York while the kids stayed with my parents at their little ranch in central California.  I have so much to say and share, about seeing my longtime friend Sarah in NYC, about meeting my newish friend […]

Store: Theme Thursday

I was unprepared for this week’s post.  I didn’t check the schedule and I thought I remembered it was “Out.”  Last night I spent an hour or so trying to get a good shot of the Harvest Moon coming out from behind the trees in our yard.  No dice.  I decided to skip Theme Thursday […]

Recess: Theme Thursday

I hope you like a good visual story. A few weeks ago, I put two and two together and realized that one of my beautiful kids struggles from deficient sensory integration. This isn’t an official diagnosis, by any means, but when the shoe fits, a mama knows. Oh, yes. She knows. As a means for […]

Food: Theme Thursday

Dashing off a quick one:     My Favorite Breakfast (and sometimes lunch): Drizzle some olive oil into a hot pan.  Saute onions ( I prefer the sweeter varieties) until slightly softened.  Add tomatoes and let saute for about a minute more.  Add spinach or other greens and heat until just wilted, usually under a minute. […]

Statues: Theme Thursday

Today I took the kids up to the University of San Diego campus to visit Kevin’s alma mater and show them where we were married.  What I didn’t mention, because it would have elicited many groans and versions of, “Why do you always have to take pictures, Mama?” Well, children of mine, it’s a hobby.  One […]