5 Ingredients for an Awesome Father’s Day {that you won’t find on a shopping list}

Disclaimer:  You might not want your kiddos reading this (over your shoulder or otherwise).  Just saying.  *wink*   My husband is a superhero.  He works hard throughout the week to provide for our family.  He works hard at home fixing things around...

My Secret Trick to Keeping a Tidy Home {for the Chronically Distracted}

I love a tidy home, but my zeal for cleaning has to be conjured up.  Dug up like my wedding ring fell off in the garden and I wasn't wearing gloves that day.  I mean, prayed ALL THE WAY up from the depths of my soul. (Perhaps it's time for a CONFESSION!!!)   TIDY...

Our First Year Homeschooling in Review: Was it Worth It?

This past week, we wrapped up our first year as homeschoolers.  That thing I said I would NEVER do?  Well, WE DID IT.   WHY I NEVER WANTED TO HOMESCHOOL Homeschooling was always a mystery to me.  I grew up attending private schools.  I...

THIS is why it’s so hard to keep friends.

This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission from any purchase made at no additional cost to you.  You can find the full disclosure policy here. Last week, we talked about the importance of friends, and  how...

Looking for Your Tribe? Try this.

Have you found your tribe? If you have, you are blessed!  Cherish them!  There are so many reasons to connect with people.  Friends offer support, advice, prayer, laughter, accountability, and so much more. Maybe you are in the market for a clan of...
A Season in the Wilderness

A Season in the Wilderness

I'm not outdoorsy, by any stretch of the imagination. I don't like insects, spiders, or anything that won't fly away when I swat at it. I don't like worms, snakes, and other creepy, crawly, slimy things. I actively avoid the heat of day and anything that causes me to...

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How I “Do It All” With A Bajillion Kids

How I “Do It All” With A Bajillion Kids

I don't know how you do it! Kudos to you! How do you do it all? I hear this all the time from friends and random strangers alike.  My typical response is a smile and admission that I have no choice so, I just do.  Just between you and me though, want to know my actual...

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Dear Me.  Love… Future Me.

Dear Me. Love… Future Me.

Encouraging others normally comes pretty easily to me. It makes my heart glad to help others feel good about themselves and the work that God is doing in their lives. Why is it so hard to save some love and compassion for myself? I am a child of God, just like any of...

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3 Podcasts That Changed My Life in 2017

3 Podcasts That Changed My Life in 2017

You guys.  I realize it's 2018, but I *just* started listening to podcasts last year.  I'm so not-digital, this blog would be nothing more than a floppy spiral-bound journal if I didn't get tired of talking to myself all the time. Back to my love of podcasts.  I love...

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Following Breadcrumbs

Following Breadcrumbs

  Since my husband and I decided to homeschool the kids, a new world has opened up right in front of us.  I was scared at first, and wasn't sure how everything would come together, but I prayed for mentoring and guidance. Every time I’ve asked God for direction,...

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I’m Kat–a homeschooling mom of four beautiful, high-energy kiddos.

I love spontaneous road trips, checklists, time alone in the bathroom, and a good DIY project.

I’m on a mission to savor motherhood in its entirety–the good, the not-so-good, and the downright ridiculous.

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