Candied Hearts and Medical Malpractice: Raggedy Ann’s Dark Secret

Nearly everybody is familiar with the sweet ragdoll with red yarn hair and a candy heart, known as Raggedy Ann. The soft huggable doll, which was so different than the stiff porcelain dolls of her time, and her whimsical stories quickly captured the hearts of children everywhere in the 1920s. Songs, newspaper articles and books…

How Will They Learn!?

“If you’re not using curriculum and just using life experiences how will they learn things like math and history and grammar!” Its a question I hear a lot from curious friends and concerned family. I, at least for most of primary school, intend to unschool or wildschool my children.  Terms used to describe child led …

Because of Christ I Belong

Our church choir director asked if any of us wanted to share our testimonies for the Easter service. I’ve been inspired to write mine though I’m uncertain if I will share it during the service. When you think about someone giving their testimony most of us think about the exact moment a person believed and…

Simplicity is NOT simple: unplugging in a high tech world

Simplicity is not easily attainted in our fast paced modern world. For me, its the same struggle every spring. During the winter months I battle SAD (Seasonal affective disorder) and more frequent flare ups of my autoimmune issues. This means my energy dries up, the cold goes right through me and the extra work of…

Bucket List Item #1: 1st Family Vacation

  This list item might seem silly to some. Aren’t family vacations something everyone does? But for me this is a huge deal! I grew up in a family of five that only traveled when we were moving to a new state. We lived in Arizona but never saw the Grand Canyon. We lived in…