Rungle in the Jungle - Book Review

Baby Boy climbed up next to me so fast when I announced I had a new book to read...and it was on the computer! He just wants to be involved in computer work so much, yet I don't let him. Maybe it's my control issue, or maybe it's that he's 2 and just randomly touches buttons and uses keystrokes I know nothing about to change things and it takes me for-ever to figure out how to change it back! ...more

On Being Open

For those of you who are newer to following or missed my post on my word of the year, check here.I wanted to write a quick update on how I think I'm doing with my word of the year - open....more

Hiking & Waterfalls

If you've read this blog for any length of time, you know how much we enjoy the outdoors, visiting the mountains and forests, playing, and otherwise adventuring. Nothing has changed since pregnancy. If anything, we have been itching to do more. Afterall, it is summer, so the days are longer, the adventures bright and colorful, plus spending time in the coolness of water can't ever be beat! Besides, what better way for Baby to be introduced to our way of adventuring than while in the womb?...more


In the blogging world, trends often happen. Sometimes they're centered around holidays or special events, sometimes around DIY projects, sometimes around opinions or ideas or current events. Sometimes they just happen.It seems this "Currently Lately" theme is one that's cropped up recently. And though I don't always follow the trends. Or more honestly, sometimes I'm late to them or overwhelmed or it's just not the time for me, this is one that's not far off my regular base....more

Summer Takes

Welcome to the July 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Summer Fun This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have talked about how to get out and enjoy the warmer season as a family. ***...more

Latest Crochet Creations

Over the last couple of weeks, I've been getting back to crafting, specifically crochet, which makes me oh so happy! It's just a wonderful feeling to see something come together. Neither of these projects are solely mine, as I've used patterns created by others. But, when something is just so beautiful, why reinvent the wheel, right?I completed an example of one kind of slipper I can make, by request. I love the color of this particular slipper and I'm holding back from making the mate and just keeping them for myself.... ...more

Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister's Killer - Book Review

I just finished Change of Heart by Jeanne Bishop, where she tells not only of the heart-wrenching tragedy of her sister, brother-in-law, and unborn niece/nephews story, but also on the path to forgiveness, mercy, and personal restorative justice....more

Pregnancy & Baby Talk: 23 Weeks of Growing

As this pregnancy continues on, I feel better and better. I keep reveling in the thought that I seem to really be doing so much better this pregnancy than last. I think it's a combination of factors having to do with me being home and not expending so much mental and physical energy in my previous profession, along with the enjoyment of our home, and also having been through pregnancy before so much of my other time and energy isn't spent on learning about pregnancy and the changes in my body in preparation for labor/birth and having a newborn....more

Summer is Upon Us - June 2015

That's right, here in the southeast, there's not always an easy flow from Spring to Summer. The days here get sunny and long, then hot! At times, it's unbearably hot, yet we all just keep plugging away at life. After all, no matter the temperature outside, there's still so much to do, to learn, ways to grow, and fun to have....with as much water play as possible!...more