I have 2 kiddos. Both teens. I love them both to pieces, but it seems my daughter, Hannah, my oldest, has stolen my heart this Mother’s Day season. She is beautiful and smart and funny and adorable and fun to be around and well… she is mine. I hear many people these days describe parenthood… Continue reading Learning As I Go (+ FREEBIE)
I know that we are just starting into the spring months and Thanksgiving is a couple of seasons away but I feel in my spirit that this story needs to be shared now. So let’s dig in, shall we? One Thanksgiving morning I entered the kitchen to start preparing everything so we could head to… Continue reading The Green Bean Episode
I recently read a quote by Henry David Thoreau that said, “It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” Wow, that hit home with me. I am a mom of four girls. I homeschool the kids. I work from home. I blog (www.embracingthehour.com). I… Continue reading Embrace the Hour Because You Never Know What Surprises Will Happen
It's amazing how much we do as homeschooling moms, isn't it? If you take any moment and think really deep about it, I’d say we’re pretty flippin’ awesome! The truth is, we don’t always feel awesome, do we? I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I deal with moments of feeling inadequate, insignificant, and/or… Continue reading Snap Out of It! 3 Ways to Stay Feeling Awesome!
The journey started almost 41 weeks ago with a faint-positive pregnancy test, and yet another surprise from Abba. My husband and I have a mutually agreed that we would not prevent conception, although we are not planning either. It's funny to see people's faces when they ask how many children we plan on having, and… Continue reading The Birth Story of Mordekai