Hectic, busy times can be a kind of desert in our lives.
Large family, Moving, Musings, Parenting, Simplicity

A Desert of Busyness

Life gets complicated, sometimes. First off, we did move again, so here we are in a new state. We actually left North Carolina on the very day that we traveled there last year, in an odd, unplanned coincidence. Now, we're in the middle of all the unpacking, the tortuous paperwork, and errands involved with relocating… Continue reading A Desert of Busyness

Staying sane: self-care in crisis mode; working from home
Fitness, Moving, Musings

How I’m staying sane while my world has gone mad

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) So while things haven't really gone swimmingly for us this year, at least they have finally calmed down a little. It's really only… Continue reading How I’m staying sane while my world has gone mad

Job loss, and other family news.
Moving

{SQT} A few weeks of trouble: a family update

So hey, our family has some news. Some crazy stuff went down for us in this past month. ~1~ We had a kid with medical problems; she had to spend a week in the hospital, which is located a good 45 minutes away from us. It was a really stressful time, waiting for test results and dealing… Continue reading {SQT} A few weeks of trouble: a family update

Large family, Moving

{SQT} Moving: the last two weeks in seven quick takes

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) ~1~ So obviously I can't move and blog...or move and sleep, or move and eat...or move and anything, really...at the same time. After… Continue reading {SQT} Moving: the last two weeks in seven quick takes

Large family, Moving

{SQT} 36 hours of panic in 7 quick takes

Or, how one mom and 8 kids cleaned the whole house in a day and a half, and lived to tell about it. ~1~ Panic This is very important. Almost as important as an extra cup of coffee and the promise of a frappe when we're done. Because when an untidy mom has to get… Continue reading {SQT} 36 hours of panic in 7 quick takes

Moving, recipes

10 Grain Waffles

Moving is getting pretty thick, here, now. We move out in 2 1/2 weeks now, and the crazy...oh, the crazy. Had to drop the running, but I did love it and I am looking forward to starting up again during our few weeks hiatus with my awesome in-laws, before we head east! Running isn't the… Continue reading 10 Grain Waffles

Liturgical Year, Moving

The Feast of St. Joan of Arc, the easy way

We wanted to have a French party for the feast of St. Joan of Arc, since she is Rebecca's confirmation saint. So we did, kinda. Since we are getting ready to move, for most of the day my kitchen looked like this: And like this:   Basically, like this: So, we had "French" pot roast.  It's… Continue reading The Feast of St. Joan of Arc, the easy way

Moving

Basil the Great, KonMari, and the Great Eastbound Adventure

 (This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. Thanks bunches.) In a few months, we move east. All ten of us. We're paying for the move by the cubic foot.  On a worn-out shoestring that's been ready to snap for a couple… Continue reading Basil the Great, KonMari, and the Great Eastbound Adventure