homesteading life lessons

Confession: I am not a farmer

I have dreams. Lots of dreams. One of them is to live on a homestead, be self-sufficient, keep the TV in a closet and only bring it out when I want to watch something good, live in community, homeschool my children, trade services and not run to Target for any and everything. I want to …

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life lessons

Stuff that annoys me in social media

I feel like venting. Maybe I just need to fast from social media. This is stuff that I’ve observed people doing that really irks me. People that take a break, but schedule posts and tweets while they’re gone. How come you get a break, but I don’t? I need a break from you, just like …

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life lessons

The illusion of not being broke

I’ve never FELT so broke as I do now because we no longer rely on credit cards, even for emergencies. Rest assured, I’m quite sure that we’ve been this broke before (just maybe not with as many kids!). It just never felt like it, because credit cards were our after-the-cash-runs-out back-up plan. God is our …

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life lessons

The lure of the wonder woman

When I was a child, I used to love Wonder Woman, the TV show. I don’t remember not one episode or anything she said (via Spanish subtitles), but I do remember how she would spin around and magically change into a superhero that would save the day. I would spin around thinking that I would …

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health

Detox Chronicles: Lessons Learned

I think this is week 5 of my detox. No sugar. No yeast. No dairy. I’ve lost about 10 lbs. and haven’t had any recurring symptoms. My nutritionist added a no-yeast bread that I can now eat, but I haven’t gotten around to making it. Ben made me some pizza last week that was incredible. …

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life lessons

My fear of running out

You would think I would have saved a million dollars by now.  Because I have this noticeable fear of running out. When I go grab something from the refrigerator, I often hesitate because I think, I should save that for…. Then a week goes by and I see it that something wilting, browning, even molding. …

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parenting

Girlyfying

This is my baby girl, Maxine. She is a master girlyfyer. Girlyfy: To make girly. Here’s a recent picture at her birthday party. Notice the Thomas book in her pink stroller. This is her purse. Check out what’s inside. That’s my girl, Maxine. She can rumble and tumble with the boys (her brother and cousins) but is …

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