Time sure gets away from me, especially when we move locations. I find that it takes almost a full year to get fully settled. For our last move, I knew that getting fully settled meant that we would be moving again in six short months (we had signed an 18 month lease at our last... Continue Reading →

12 Great Feasts…

  I just finished "Meditations for the 12 Great Feasts: Becoming Fully Human in Christ" written by Vassilios Papavassiliou....but let me back up a bit... In November when the Nativity Fast had begun (November 15), I desired to learn more about the spiritual journey of the 40 days that lead up to the celebration of... Continue Reading →

Children’s Holiday Books

Every season, I get out our designated plastic totes that I have organized and set aside with each specific holiday. For example, I have several plastic tote containers for Christmas decorations, one tote for autumn/Halloween decorations, and one for miscellaneous holidays (such as Easter, St. Patrick's Day and Valentine's Day because there are so few... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Heart and the Bottle

Today, the Snorting Warthog and the Honey Badger met up some new friends at the local library. There is a list of recommended books that I try to grab when we go to the library; these books are on the homeschooling curriculum's reading list. However, as I muddle through the children's books in search of... Continue Reading →

Sickness and Motherhood…

For anyone out there who has encountered the seasonal flu or a head sucks. There is nothing awesome about it. In some instances, it feels debilitating. During these times, I often reflect on those that suffer from chronic pains, ailments, and diseases. I wonder how they make it through their daily suffering of pain,... Continue Reading →

Thank you Roomba!

Last Christmas, TBF surprised me with a wonderful gift (although I didn't think so at first). There was a fabulous sale on Roombas, the robotic vacuum cleaner that is smarter than most people behind a normal vacuum (it even vacuums under things and along the floor boards). At first, I was a little apprehensive, both... Continue Reading →

Katherine’s Thai Chili Recipe

I love finding delicious vegan recipes that can be used all year long...especially during Lent and other fasting days within the Orthodox calendar. My friend, Katherine, gave me this recipe that I had tried a couple of years ago after she had brought it to church during a Lenten "coffee hour." Ingredients: 1 large sweet... Continue Reading →

Parenting Toward the Kingdom Retreat

Subsequent to my writing my last post about "Parenting Toward the Kingdom," TBF and I had an opportunity to attend a family retreat over the Labor Day weekend, which hosted author and professor, Phillip Mamalakis. We were the first ones to check in to the retreat center in Kansasville, Wisconsin after traveling all week on... Continue Reading →

Blog at

Up ↑

Create your website at
Get started