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What will you do with your one Wild and Precious life?

I'm schooling the girls, and I look up and out of my window, as I do many times during the day. That window saves me. I desperately need to feel connected to nature.  And here in the New York City, that's not particularly an easy thing to do - be connected to nature. Not many homes offer ... [ Read More ]

Amy Carmichael, Rescuer of Precious Gems

In this post I shared that one of my goals for the school year was to finally read aloud through six books in the Christian Heroes: Then and Now series as part of our curriculum. And first up on our list in the series was Amy Carmichael, Rescuer of Precious Gems, who is most known for her work as a ... [ Read More ]

Our First Week of Homeschool {With a School Room Tour!}

Hey Friends! Last week was the official start of our 2015 - 2016 school year!  Autumn is officially in Jr. high: 6th grade (Seriously?  How did that happen?), and Alexis began grade 3.  Where has the time gone? We started the day after Labor Day.  I had to be flexible with our start time ... [ Read More ]

A House Full of Family and Friends and Loving It!

I'm the happiest woman in the world right now! My boy, Josiah, came home for Labor Day weekend with four of his Marine friends.  My house is full of friends and family and this mom couldn't be happier! They arrived on Saturday morning.  I was warned that they would eat me out of house and ... [ Read More ]

What I’ve Learned in My Five Years of Blogging

I turned 45 this past Friday. Woo-hoo! And since I launched my blog on my birthday back in 2010, it got me to thinking about my blogging experience over the past 5 years. So, here's what I've learned about blogging... 1. The internet is like a newspaper on steroids.  I started this blog to ... [ Read More ]

Going Home

This past weekend I traveled home. I traveled to a familiar and beloved place of my childhood. There are many ways a person can “go home.”  I’ve heard the phrase “going home” my entire life.  I first heard it during my childhood – every time my father would pack up the family for a nine ... [ Read More ]

Marriage Challenge Update – Day 6: Respect {UGH!!!!!}

As some of you may know, about 5 1/2 weeks ago I launched into a 31 day marriage challenge.  And in typical "I read on mommy time" fashion, today, I just read day 6.  That's right, it's taken me over 30 days to to get to day 6, but I keep encouraging myself by saying that the race is not for the ... [ Read More ]

The Simple Act of Gratitude – Guest Post

How excited I am to welcome Onesia Fuentes to the front porch of my Little House on the Freeway to share what is Welcome Home Ministry's very first guest post!  (Hooray!)  May your heart be blessed by her offering. and now, Onesia's post. . . If the only prayer you said in your entire life ... [ Read More ]

The Craziest Thing that Happened on Vacation (and Other News!)

Another vacation post!  Am I crazy?! No...this is not merely a vacation post.  I have several other very interesting things to share with you! Yesterday was a pretty amazing day!  My kids participated in an annual track and field event which is sponsored by our City Parks Department. The ... [ Read More ]

State Hopping Day 5: The Bahamas

Happy Monday! This morning we checked out of our hotel in Washington, DC and headed home! It's been a blast, state hopping from one place to another while traveling by car to and from Florida, but I'm definitely ready to head home and sleep in my own bed.  (Sleeping in 5 hotels, one resort and a ... [ Read More ]

State Hopping Day 4: Cruising from Florida to the Bahamas

Who am I? Where am I? Are we in Kansas yet? I've been in what seems like so many states in such a short span of time that I'm loosing track of the days. I'm writing this post on Friday night, but I'm trying to recap what happened on Wednesday and Thursday, and things are beginning to blur. On ... [ Read More ]