How Daddy Joined Our Homeschool

Daddy’s Role In Our Homeschool My husband has always taken the role he likes to call ‘Principal’ in our homeschool. In our state we legally homeschool by filing as a small private school and so we have assigned roles of administrator, teacher, and principal to dole out between us. And …

J is for Jam

‘J is for Jam’ is Week 10 of Blogging Through the Alphabet 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage. Jam is a Yearly Event for Us Every summer, my husband and I make jam. We usually start with apricots, purchased from a neighbor who has an orchard on the outskirts of …

I is for Inside Our Souls

‘Inside Our Souls’ is Week 9 of Blogging Through the Alphabet 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage. We all live inside our souls. We feel like we are present in this world and that material objects (like that all-important morning cup of coffee) are critical to our happiness. But I …

Abandon can be Joyful

Abandon. This word causes my mind to drift immediately to Joy and Freedom… and then to my children. Before we entered the ‘time of troubles’ – the time that left them both defeated and afraid and traumatized and is the big reason for our lifestyle today, my children lived every …

How Am I Doing So Far? A Frugal Friday

Reviewing the month of food purchases there were some interesting events this month. There are some patterns to food pricing that the dedicated cheapskate can take advantage of if one is aware o the opportunities. If you shop at the discount side of the food markets there are patterns around …

H is for Hoarse

‘Hoarse’ is Week 8 of Blogging Through the Alphabet 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage. Hoarse is not directly a key to a happy marriage. In fact, Hoarse is the opposite. If you find yourself Hoarse there is a problem (unless you were cheering for you kids at a baseball game). …

My Purpose is Not a Porpoise

Purpose is a word that is hard for me to spell and often comes out Porpoise on my keyboard. The reason, I am not certain. Except that I have always loved the ocean and all its creatures. When I was a child, long before the Internet, I would collect every …

G is for Good

‘Good’ is Week 7 of Blogging Through the Alphabet 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage. How can you define ‘Good’? The Cambridge Dictionary counts , but the meaning most applicable is that “Good is a force that produces morally right action.” This is the definition I think of when I say, …

F is for Finding Our Way

‘Finding Our Way’ is Week 6 of Blogging Through the Alphabet 26 Keys to My Happy Marriage. F is for finding our way – together. Every day my husband and I work towards finding our way together as husband and wife. Often my husband will lace up his boots, put on …