August 2012

How to Make Homemade Pickles


When I was pregnant with my younger daughter Annie, my best friend Alysha gave me a basket of homemade goodies for Christmas, including a jar of pickles she had canned herself.  It was all good, but those pickles were the best thing I had ever tasted and I ate the entire jar in one sitting.  I [...]

Tender Spirits: Why We Decided to Homeschool


It is often in our failures that we learn the biggest lessons; the same holds true for parenting. Several weeks ago, on the final leg of our summer road trip, I had an epic mom fail.  We still had 4 hours to go and  I was tired and crabby and ready to be out of [...]