A Simple Christmas Season

A don’t use all of the Brave Writer curriculum; we just use what works for us.  But I feel like the Brave Writer/Bravelearner Philosophy has given me “permission” to truly do what works for us… no matter what that is… … Continue reading

Brokenness and Purpose

It’s possible to be a little broken and still live out your purpose. I found this mini coffee maker at Goodwill for $3.99.  First, it wouldn’t brew.  Last night Robert realized that someone had put the coffee grounds in the … Continue reading

Living the Hygge Lifestyle

I learned about this word yesterday.  I’ve seen it circulating, but I didn’t know what it meant until yesterday when someone posted about it in my Brave Writer group (I’m always learning in there!). This is the “definition” by Hygge … Continue reading

Immense Joy

The definition of happiness is the quality or state of being happy… good fortune and pleasure. The definition of joy is the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation; something greatly … Continue reading

Update on Our Busy Life

It has been a long time since I have blogged.  I have been super busy.  Between schooling, outdoor activities, camp activities, eating in the dining hall, doctor appointments, our new puppy, being out of town, etc, I just haven’t had … Continue reading

My Vision and Goals for Myself and My Family

I have been so. bad. at. follow. through. lately.  I’m not sure why… but I’m sure a lot of it is because I’m always tired and because I hate being busy. The other day I took things off my calendar … Continue reading

Living My Best Life

Gosh.  I feel like God has worked things out to be the best it can be and I want to shout it to the world.  He has taken some hard life situations and turned them into good.  I truly believe … Continue reading

Living My Dream

In January I did a workshop where we determined our vision, and I had a really hard time seeing it.  I didn’t know how to verbalize my dreams because I just didn’t think it was an option so I kind … Continue reading

Spending Time Processing to Quiet My Anxiety

I don’t normally hang out in my office after everyone has gone to bed (I try to go to bed right away), but I decided that I needed some quiet alone time.  I haven’t been feeling well physically (probably just … Continue reading

Our Anniversary Trip

Our 15th anniversary was on December 20th but there was soooo much going on with the kids and school and Christmas celebrations so we decided to take a quick camping trip just the two of us. I wish it could … Continue reading