But this, THIS, is the payoff. You are the one who is sitting with them when those connections are made, and you witness life-changing learning unfold for your own child.
Hello there readers. I have been a bit MIA lately. As should be obvious from my blog, I'm in recovery, and sometimes depression comes and saps me of the energy I need to write. Then, anxiety comes along and says "hey loser, weren't you supposed to write a blog post already?" And then, I get [...]
With five children ages 8 years to 5 months, it's important to find time alone with each child. It can be difficult, but I have found going food shopping or doing other errands together is one of the best ways to get regular alone time together.
Sometimes I feel so defeated as a mother. Are we allowed to speak this truth? Child of my own flesh and blood, yet she remains a mystery to me. I try to build strong walls to keep her from turning to the right or to the left, but I am reminded of my human frailty.
On New Years Day 2019, I gave birth to my fifth baby (and fourth girl!). The immediate postpartum period was difficult for me, because my aunt died of an accidental overdose the same week. I would definitely seek out more support caring for my older children if I could do it over again. Thankfully my [...]
I took all five of the kids to Sterling Hill Mine Museum, with a group of other homeschoolers. My oldest daughter Noemi was scared to go at first, because she had ideas about it collapsing on us. I convinced her to come, and she loved it! My 6 year old daughter Liora was excited to [...]
I have not been blogging lately. This has been a difficult pregnancy for me. My body seems to be a bit tired, and carrying this 5th baby in 8 years has taken a toll. I have tried to enjoy being pregnant, like I normally do, but it has not been easy. Every day my hips [...]
I often see in the news that my generation does not want children, and I see this in my life when I reconnect with old school friends. I am definitely in the minority, being married with children. Of those who DO have children, it is rare to find a family with more than two. I [...]
How did I come to the seemingly radical decision to avoid all medical assistance during pregnancy? It started 8 years ago. I am currently 12 weeks pregnant with my 6th pregnancy. I have 4 children, from 7 years old to 20 months. I had a miscarriage two months before my 2nd baby was conceived. I [...]