Parenting Toward the Kingdom

There is a great book that came out in 2016 through Ancient Faith Publishing called "Parenting Toward the Kingdom: Orthodox Christian Principles of Child-Rearing" by author Philip Mamalakis. I had actually bought a copy of this book last year and finished the introduction. Unfortunately I didn't make it any further in to the book because... Continue Reading →

What’s on my mind?

I cannot believe I am blogging. With an eleven week old and an ever-evolving "three-nager" I can honestly say I don't take much time for myself. However, this week has been Vacation Church School at our home parish. This has been a blessing for both me and the Honey Badger. Our Honey Badger is getting... Continue Reading →

Snorting Warthog is now on Scene!

In late May of this year, the Honey Badger, TBF, and I welcomed the fourth member of our little family into the world: Snorting Warthog. Snorting Warthog is a very precious little girl. My mom commented the other day that it is amazing that one as little as six weeks old shows so much of... Continue Reading →

Craft Bins

A couple months ago, I was spending a rare moment on Pinterest. I came across the idea to create some craft bins for my soon-to-be three year old. Since living in Chicago, we have spent many days indoors due to the unfavorable weather conditions or my ever-growing pregnancy belly/lack of energy. The further along in... Continue Reading →

Staying at home is easy, right?

First I must say that after working full-time my entire adult life, I truly love staying at home. Now that the Honey Badger is over the two-year hump, some things have gotten easier, but others, not so much. For starters, there is usually not a day that passes that I am not incredibly thankful that... Continue Reading →

We Pray (Children’s Book Review)

To any orthodox parent out there, I highly recommend the newly released Ancient Faith Publishing book, We Pray, by Daniel G. Opperwall. We were gifted this book, by the lovely John and Tonya Maddex, co-founders of Ancient Faith Ministries. The Honey Badger loves this book. She is 2 years old now, but I believe that... Continue Reading →

Hiatus Coming to an End…

This past year has been busy and I have not prioritized blogging, even though I truly enjoy writing what has been going on in my head. After the Lenten season ended last year, we quickly began planning the Honey Badger's first birthday party, which my parents graciously hosted at their home. Most of the summer,... Continue Reading →

Bailly Homestead/Chellberg Hike

So my brother (aka Uncle), the Honey Badger, and I went on the Bailly/Chellberg Hike earlier today (or at least a modified version of the 3.3 mile hike...more on that a little later). One of my bucket lists is to complete all 60 of the hikes that are listed in my book, 60 Hikes within... Continue Reading →

Blog at

Up ↑

Create your website at
Get started