Last night, right at dark, the kids and I heard our chickens making an awful sound. My son and youngest daughter ran out to the coop, only to come in the house with tears in their eyes. "Mom! There's feathers all over the place!" My heart sank. I already knew nothing good was going to … Continue reading Rest In Peace Little Chicken….Sorry We Let You Down
In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "There’s No Place Like Home." I moved a bit when I was young. My parents divorced when I was 5, and my dad moved out and got a new place to live. Our house, that used to be our home, didn't feel the same after he left. There … Continue reading Homeward Bound
I used to beg him for his time. It was pathetic, really. It was as if he was the only person in my life, and I had to convince him that he wanted to spend time with me. I had to constantly beg for a bit of his time, which he mostly gave to his … Continue reading The Clock Is Still Ticking : Time Isn’t Waiting For You
To shield you from the dangers, I try. To educate you to differentiate the lies. Broken myself, it is harder to hide. I'll lift you up, I'll never leave your side. My love is so strong, for you I would die.
It's very hard to admit when you have failed. It's even harder to admit when you have failed your child. Today is the day I am admitting that I wasn't as great as I thought I was. When we started homeschooling, my son was excelling in math in public school. He was always in the … Continue reading I Wasn’t Better
This weekend is the 75th annual tulip festival in Iowa. It's a really fun weekend where you get to learn about, and celebrate the Dutch heritage. There are tons of beautiful tulips in the city, and many activities. As a child, my family and I would go every year, and spend the whole day there. … Continue reading Contemplating Among the Tulips
I am convinced, as I have said many times before, that I was meant to be born in a different time. My focus today is on family. It seems that, in decades past, family was so much more important than it is now. I'm not just talking about siblings and parents, but all family.....grandparents, cousins, … Continue reading Family First?
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. I was blessed in life to have, not just one mom, but two. My mom, that has been my mom for all of my 35 years, is wonderful. She always put my needs before hers, and has always loved me through all of the good and … Continue reading Mother’s Day
Remember in my last post when I said we had lost a family member while he was in custody? (See Here). Something happened this weekend that I feel the need to write about, that relates to him. A little back story......he was a loving and caring person, whom everyone loved. He died tragically and suddenly, … Continue reading Some Wounds Take Longer To Heal
I try not to be fearful, about the future of mine. Sometimes I just can't help but to worry. I fear that I am losing out on time, when I seem to rest less than I scurry. Choices that are made seem to steer the course, affecting all those that I hold dear. A lot … Continue reading Future (Day 10)
Well, to all who know I have been looking for a new job (see What Was It All For), I got one!! I really cannot believe it, and feel so blessed! I will be working for the city at the public library! Perfect for a book nerd like me 😉 One of the many great … Continue reading Things Are Turning Around
She would wake up each morning before the sun, to make breakfast every single day. The house would stay clean, and laundry done, she'd never have it any other way. Her husband had passed back in '78, and she never married again. She remained content alone in her house, and forever faithful to him. Her … Continue reading My Grams – Hero(ine), Ballad, Anaphora/Epistrophe (Day 6)
Every year since I was born, my dad has given me flowers for Valentine's Day. When I was young, I looked forward to it so much. My parents had divorced when I was 5, and, when we still all lived in Wyoming, my dad and I ended up living about three hours apart. I remember some … Continue reading Family Tradition
My friend's father passed away yesterday in quite a tragic way. He was my goddaughter's grandfather, and he was my friend. I have known him for almost 16 years now. When I first met him, he reminded me of John Wayne. He was very tall, I mean super tall, like 6 foot 200 inches 😉 He … Continue reading Losing A Legend
I dropped my two youngest children off at school this morning, and cried all the way home. My heart aches because I feel like I have failed them. They are back into being thrown into the group, made to conform to what everyone else is doing. I failed at giving them their chance to grow … Continue reading What Was It All For?
Today, as you know, was Martin Luther King Jr. day. I decided we should definitely incorporate the significance of this day into our lesson plans. After arriving back home from a dentist appointment, we had some breakfast and dove right in. We were first to watch the "I Have A Dream Speech." I got it … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. And My Children
I am one of those people who speak before they think. It's like a bad movie, when I am saying something hurtful or too brutally honest. My brain is already telling me, "what were you thinking saying that", before I am even done uttering the words. If I were to tell you all of the … Continue reading I Tend To Pop Off At The Mouth, A Lot
I love the holiday season. And I love making it a special time for my kids. But I'll admit, that each time a holiday rolls around, I get a little sad. It has been 15 years since I have spent any holiday with my side of the family. Now, don't get me wrong, I adore … Continue reading Family First
I made two pies today using pre-made crusts. I was saving my favorite one for last, in which I was going to make the crust from scratch. When it was time, I went to get my pie pan from the cabinet. It wasn't there. My 10 year old son, and 6 year old daughter proceed … Continue reading The Chickens Had My Pie Pan
Today is my mom's birthday. I love my mom. Growing up, my mom was the one constant in my life. She loved me unconditionally, made sure I was always taken care of, and was my best friend. My mother worked hard, and from her I learned the value of always pursuing my dreams and goals. … Continue reading Happy Birthday Mom