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Sunday, June 8, 2014


So, sad little neglected blog, it's been a while.  Like, a long while.  And a lot of changes!  First of all, my babies have gotten so much bigger!!!  They are 4 and 7 now and in danger of convincing me that they are not *gasp* babies anymore.  But even they will tell you that they'll always be my babies :)  Seriously though, it's kind of amazing to look and them and realize how much more growing and learning and changing we will experience over the next years.  And kind of scary for mama to realize how much changing and growing and adapting and letting go will need to happen-but now quite yet, with the letting go at least.

We are still homeschooling, heading into second grade and preschool next year.  We tried out an online school for the first half of this year and it was not a good fit for us.  We are back to a much more relaxed method, definitely closer to unschooling than anything else, though I have officially given myself permission to do whatever works for us without buying into the labels.

The biggest change is that I'm now a single mom.  It's been almost a year now since I officially moved out with the kids, and it has been quite the journey.  Like everything in life, there have been ups and downs, but overall we are all adjusting and happy.  I feel stronger and more capable than I ever have before, and that is an amazing feeling.  I still sit up at night worrying about the effects on the kids, worrying about how to make enough money while still being with the kids, and worrying about how to ever get enough sleep again, but overall, life is good.

I thank you if you are checking back despite the fact that I haven't written anything in 2 years.  And I welcome you if you are a new reader-please stick around and I promise to do so as well!  I really do love to write and share and I hope that at least a couple of you enjoy reading my random rambles sometimes.  Feel free to pop into the comments section if you have any questions or thoughts for me!


  1. I just read your hospital bag suggestions on what to expect ;) I'm glad to hear you're also a homeschooling mom too because although I am still pregnant with my first child, it is something I've been contemplating already! I'm glad I found your blog!
    Kaara @ In the Kitch with Kaara

    1. Thanks for reading Kaara! I started planning to homeschool when my oldest was a toddler. Even though my plans are VERY different now, I'm glad I spent all that time exploring my options.

    2. And also, congrats on your pregnancy!