Welcome, Abigail Therese!

Abby in the hospital, 3 days old We’ve had our little Abigail Therese with us now for two weeks. I went into the hospital for my scheduled C-section just in the very first stages of labor and she was born at 7:59 AM, February 5 — 7 lbs 11 oz, 20 inches long, with a […]

Still Here… but not for long

My C-section is scheduled for this Friday, February 5, and the first phase of our kitchen remodel is just wrapping up this week.  January was a busy month! So… in other words… this is an odds and ends post.  To let you know, gentle reader, that I have not in fact disappeared into the ether.  […]

Getting Myself Organized: How I Learned to Use a Planner

My 2015 Erin Condren planner, personalized with a quote from St. Padre Pio. Here I have to make an admission: I love reading planner posts.  I love picking up planners in the store and flipping through their clean, tidily ordered pages.  I love looking at planners online.  But it has only been in the last […]

Getting Started on Our Kitchen Remodel

Or, A Long and Sordid Story in Which Nothing Much Happens Until Finally It Does. I mentioned in one of my last posts that we might finally be moving on our kitchen remodel.  When I sat down to write this post, I was thoroughly demoralized because it had turned out that we weren’t actually moving […]

Getting Myself Organized: The To-Do List

I have to admit that this is not going to be our best year of homeschooling. Right now I’ve got a bunch of kids with seemingly perpetual coughs as one cold goes right into another.  I’m not a high energy mom at the best of times and definitely not when I’m pregnant.  We’re trying to […]

Learning in Review: Week 6 and 7

Weeks 6 and 7 (the two weeks before Halloween week) were been busy ones — in a good way, and in a not so good way, too.   I am seriously contemplating going to a 6 weeks on/1 week off year-round calendar next year.  I’m not sure how to make that work around high school students […]

Learning in Review 2015-16: Weeks 3, 4, and 5, in which I try to cover the basics

Some years time seems to go by quickly.  Second trimesters tend to do that, too.  The good news is that some of that second trimester energy has finally kicked in for me, and I have been able to tackle some of the problem areas in the house which have gotten out of control over the […]

My First Podcast… and a Morning Time update

A little shameless self promotion this morning… I recently had the privilege of talking to Pam at Ed Snapshots about how we have Morning Time with our larger than average family.  I wasn’t sure what to expect about recording a podcast but it was a lot of fun! You can find the podcast here: YMB#5: […]

Learning in Review 2015-16: Weeks 1 and 2 (and a pregnancy update)

I think I can finally say that yes, we have started school.  We aren’t getting to everything yet that I would like to, but as we gradually get used to the routine (and get over the dregs of our colds), we’re able to fit more into our days.  I’m feeling better, too — finally! — […]

Just a test

I’m having problems with my feed not updating to feedly, and it looks as if it may be a line of code attached to the images in my latest blog post.  This sounds like I know something about code, which I do not.  In any case, this post is just a test, to see if […]