Football, tailgating, back to school, back to work, crisp, cool air, mums, fall leaves…. For all of us, fall means something different. The media helps us to identify with certain themes, like football. Retailers want us to think about tailgating and yardwork. Those with children often think about back to school. Teachers think about backContinue reading “Fall…what does it mean to you?”
Natural Living. What is it to me? How did I get started? How do I do it? To me and my family, natural living is about eating and living healthy using natural and the least refined ingredients possible. From food to cosmetics to cleaners. Its also about teaching our girls how things are made withContinue reading “You Make What???”
Blogs to read! Forums to follow! Conventions to attend! Holy cow! Where to begin? Why are we doing this? What’s our philosophy? I want to spend more time with my kids while they’re young and help my oldest develop some better coping skills for stress and frustration. I want them to be lifelong learners notContinue reading “Homeschooling: Where Do We Begin?”
You know you made a good choice when your kids are happy and look forward to going to daycare. None the less it’s hard when you’re working all the time, you still feel neglectful. The school my girls had the good fortune to attend offered several extra curricular activities onsite (tumble, dance, basketball, karate) forContinue reading “A Necessity to Survive Turned Into A New Family”
This is part 2 of the story of our turning point. If you haven’t read part 1. You can find it here. So, where did I leave off? Oh yeah. Hubby made the suggestion of me staying home and homeschooling our girls. I built a what-if budget and….. We could make it work, with some adjustmentsContinue reading “Calm Seas (Part 2)”
Its been almost 4 months since I’ve been laid off. It’s been almost a year since I got the feeling that it was coming. After a year of not really living, but rather surviving, I’m proud to say…”I’m still here!” The emotional roller coaster is hard to put into words, but roller coaster is theContinue reading “Tumultuous Seas”
We’re fairly adventurous folks over here. How about you? Let’s start with how we met. We met on an old school chat room through a mutual friend. I’m talking Unix, not Windows. ICB, to be specific. Our mutual friend wanted to set us up and neither of us was interested, so we compromised and exchangedContinue reading “How Adventurous Are You?”
Life doesn’t always go as planned, but it is still important to have a plan.