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Grateful

Our week started out with all of the girls having a bit of a cold that seemed to be almost at its end. Kathleen's seemed a little worse than the other girls had and she had it longer than they had. On Monday, I thought she was perhaps getting better but by Tuesday had...

Scavenger Hunt Sunday {03.4.2012}

Is it seriously already March? Does this mean spring is coming? The appearance of birds including robins leads me to hope. I wasn't sure that I was going to come up with anything from this weeks photos to join Scavenger Hunt Sunday this week but with a couple of shots...

Now that I’ve talked about it

I am so thankful for each one of you who has offered your encouragement. It truly means much to me. I honestly don't find it easy to share my struggles with others, I tend more toward the pull up your boot straps and take a positive outlook side of things, but I know...

The things I *don’t* talk about

It was never something that I expected to deal with much less that I thought I would acknowledge. Most know someone who has gone through it; more of us have been there than would like to say. It's called postpartum depression but I call it my dark place. I had hoped...

Our Daily Bread: November 14-20

I was doing well with the meal plan until mid-week when I was hit with a nasty flu/cold which turned the next few days to misery of aching head and inflamed joints and saw a great deal of chicken broth being added to the menu as well as a few freezer meals prepped for...

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

I mentioned cooking a lot of pumpkins and squash lately and using up some of the seeds in art; I also wanted to share a recipe for Pumpkin muffins. I will give the preface that there are a lot of pumpkin muffin recipes out there. There are also gluten free ones to be...

Who are you little one?

About a month ago it was time for the routine ultrasound to see how our wee one was doing. As much as I love seeing my baby, I would actually prefer to avoid ultrasounds but I was anxious to know where and how the placenta was. And it is nice to see that the baby is...

My body knows

Forewarning: If you are not into things birth related; you probably aren't interested...the links aren't graphic but they are informative. Disclaimer: I don't pretend to know a lot or even much about birth and I am not sharing these article links because I think that...

Bug Spray

I really, really do not like bugs. Black flies, mosquitoes, ticks, slugs. They disgust me really. When we first got here the black flies were particularly bad and they totally ate up poor little Cecily. I used spray all over her so they bit her eyes and she looked...

Food Frustration

Cecily is napping, Aneliese is playing quietly, and I am sitting here sipping nettle tea while typing. A pot of chicken bone broth is quietly simmering on the stove as a jar of almonds soak in the cupboard and I try to track down some kefir culture. Tallow and pork...

All of this work for a cake?

Even when boxes must be packed, papers and more papers (3 copies of each set) must be signed, and details must be cared for, there is every day life that must happen. My girls still need my attention, my husband still needs a close hug and a listening ear, and I still...