2020 Reading Challenge – July and August

August was a month for the history books. Writing them, not reading them. We started school, traveled out of state for a wedding, and spent several days in the hospital finding out that our youngest child, Sieg, has Type 1 Diabetes. The last four weeks have been a legitimate blur.…

Sophia Louise, Age 8

Somehow, and I don’t know quite how it happened, I’ve been a mother for 8 years. The girl who made me a mama is still the greatest ray of sunshine to us. She is brilliant, funny, helpful, sweet and responsible. She is definitely the ringleader amongst her siblings, but they…

5 Good Things

Well, I missed a week of my 5 Good Things post. I have struggled to keep up with what day it actually is, and what posts I need to be writing. All the days really run together without our regularly scheduled outings! Clearly, a new plan is in order. I’ll…
Christmas Budget

Budgeting for Christmas

Tis the season for new sales every day, which makes it a great season for budgeting! Not that there’s ever a bad season for budgeting, but the holidays are definitely one time of year that can run you right off the road if you don’t go into them with a…

What I Read: August 2019

I am STILL 3 books behind schedule for this year! Ugh! At least 3 books sounds manageable, but I did have hopes that I would have caught up entirely in August. Oh well! I only read 9 books in August, so I shouldn’t be surprised. I keep counting on really…

What I Read: July 2019

I’m not entirely caught up, but I made progress this month! We started school this month though, so it’s a whole new ballgame now. Let’s not worry about that right now though. Okay? Okay. Today is all about July and the ten books I managed to read. It was a…
What I read june 2019

What I Read: June 2019

June felt like a good reading month to me. I only read 8 books, but I suspect my page count is significantly higher than my last several months. Anyways, I’m still “behind” on my reading challenge by a couple books, but there’s always this month to get caught up again.…
Fleeting, eternal moment

This Fleeting, Eternal Moment

I don’t know what time it is, but it is late. Teeth brushing and drinks of water, trips to the bathroom–all happened at least one hour ago, probably close to two. Two out of three children are sound asleep in their beds, and the hold out is a tousle-haired two…
5 minute book reviews

5 Minute Book Review: Anywhere That is Wild

One of my new goals is to write a five minute summary/review of every book I read. I literally set the timer for 5 minutes and write. All of them probably won’t make it over here, but I’m hoping to share my favorites. The very first book I did this…