Katie is One Years Old!


Our darling Katie is one years old today! At 10:55 in the morning one year ago, this precious rainbow baby entered our lives and changed them forever. She’s eased the pain of my greatest loss in a way that I didn’t think would ever be possible. Katie is a funny and wonderful little piece of our hearts, […]


The Great Bedroom Swap… and Unschooling

Homeschool Unschooling Days

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks in our home. It took us about 3 weeks of doggedly following our set Oak Meadow curriculum before we admitted that it’s really not us and started investigating the ideals behind unschooling. Now that’s a concept I can get behind… and we’ve learned a lot more since we’ve […]


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Homeschool: The World Is Our Classroom

When my older girls were very little, I planned to homeschool them, at least up through elementary school. I figured I’d put them into school in 6th or 7th grade, and they’d have “normal” middle and high school experiences. Well, as fate would have it, I was a newly single mom when it was time […]

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The Importance of Reading

I love to read. I love to be ensnared by a great book that begs me to read it all night, staying up way too late with a wholly inappropriate amount of respect for how quickly morning will come. We have an absolute ton of books in our house, bookcases in every room with books […]

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The First Seven Months

I wish that I had done a better job of blogging about the first seven months of Katie’s life, because I am finding it hard to recall all the little details, in hindsight. A large part of these months has been a blur of sleepless nights and very busy days. The best I can do […]

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The Birth Story of Katherine Jean

It’s been seven months since Katherine Jean joined our family, and I’ve had plenty of time to reflect upon my pregnancy and her birth. I can honestly say that Katie’s birth was the best, the perfect final act in the story of my children’s births. With multiple miscarriages, a preterm birth, a full-term stillbirth, and […]

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