Category Archives: Just Sayin’

Captain Fantastic

I’ve been wanting to watch Captain Fantastic since I first viewed the trailer. It features a homeschooling family that lives out in the wilderness. Instead of video games and tv, the kids spend their days gardening, hunting, rock climbing, playing … Continue reading

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2016 Year in Review

1. What did you do in 2016 that you’d never done before?  We took another epic vacation. Yellowstone, the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore and more. On a much smaller scale, the boys and I joined a homeschool coop. I’d looked into various … Continue reading

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My Thoughts On: The Flumist Controversy and Why It Matters

I thought it was highly interesting that the Flumist was pulled for this flu season because it’s not effective. These decisions always stand out to me (as it should for anyone) because we’ve been told forever that Flumist is just … Continue reading

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My Thoughts On: Pastors Being Removed

I’m not going to name names, but I’ve been reading about how the pastor of a former church has been removed from office because of “a pattern of sin.” The removal letter I read was fairly vague – which is … Continue reading

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Downton Withdrawal

I really enjoyed Downton Abbey. I love history and I was thrilled with the way DA showed what happened both upstairs and down. Needless to say, I was bummed when it ended – although I applaud them for not making … Continue reading

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Might as Well

It dawned on me today that the reason I’m so productive has less to do with me being awesome and more with me being scatterbrained. My adult (and less fun) version of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” goes … Continue reading

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Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

When my boys, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc, read this blog some day, they’ll find a lot of recipes, book recommendations, and pictures. Tons of pictures. But will they know who I am? Will they really know what I felt and thought … Continue reading

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All By Myself

I’m a type “A” personality by nature. I like things done on time and just so. Like many traits (and other things) this isn’t all bad. There’s a time and a place for it. Obviously having kids has made this trait … Continue reading

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No, You Can’t Have it All

I recently read this post on Scarymommy.com and I could relate to everything the author said. Tired of monotony? Check. Feeling like a servant? Yup. Everybody wants something from you? Only always. There’s no paycheck and there’s no title? Pretty … Continue reading

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Chickens All the Way

Any dreams I may have had of being a cowgirl were completely dashed today. Cows are big, for one thing. Also, they have big, gloppy poop. Also, also, them being herd animals and all, they tend to follow each other … Continue reading

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