Tips to Road Trip with Kids – For Real People

Thinking about taking a road trip across country with the kids and looking for some tips? Are you hoping to connect and bond with those adorable offspring as well as cross some items off of your bucket list? Well, you have come to the right place! I'm pretty much an expert in this field (self-described)… Continue reading Tips to Road Trip with Kids – For Real People

A Letter to My Birthday Girl

My Darling Girl, Thirteen years ago, when you were placed on my chest, warm, wet, and full of life I did not see this moment. I only saw my first born baby girl with perfect bow-shaped lips and tiny fingers and toes. I felt the intense rush of motherly love burn fierce and hot in… Continue reading A Letter to My Birthday Girl

When Heaven Remains Silent

I’ve been trying to avoid social media and the news for months now but it’s like a train wreck that you can’t seem to avert your eyes from.  I find myself opening up Facebook and news sites with feelings of dread and trepidation. Even reading blog posts is hazardous to one’s emotional state these days.… Continue reading When Heaven Remains Silent

Lessons Learned by a Black Thumbed Gardener

I love plants and gardening and dirt. I love the feel and smell of damp roots and mulch. Really I do. In my imagination I see myself growing delicious and healthy food to feed my family. Sweet patches of strawberries just waiting to be harvested and canned to make homemade jam for my friends. Grapevines… Continue reading Lessons Learned by a Black Thumbed Gardener

The Coconut Chronicles and MORE Lessons from Kids Camp

The bags have been unpacked, the stinky laundry has been washed (who knew my kids could smell like a football locker room and dead fish?) and the sleeping bags have been put away. Kids Camp 2017 is over, living on now only in a few blackmail pictures posted on social media, crazy stories (my son… Continue reading The Coconut Chronicles and MORE Lessons from Kids Camp

An Open Letter to the New Home School Momma

To the mom hiding behind your computer screen, searching for the next best curriculum….I know you well. You spent months researching different home school programs, curriculum, groups, and how-to’s. You read every blog, article, meme, and Facebook post that had anything to do with homeschooling. You talked to your spouse, to your friends, and to… Continue reading An Open Letter to the New Home School Momma

The Coconut Chronicles: Lessons from Kids Camp

The month of July is all but gone and we are bearing down on the insanity of back to school planning.  I can hardly believe it.  This summer has been full of fun. So much fun in fact, that Hubby and I decided that the Coconut's desperately needed some spiritual vegetables to counter act all the… Continue reading The Coconut Chronicles: Lessons from Kids Camp

The Coconut Chronicles: The Death of Empathy

“Hi! My name’s Isabelle! Do you wanna be my friend?” I heard this sentence offered up by each of the Coconuts countless times during our monster road trip last month to a plethora of different kids they met. And no matter the size, age, gender, religious background, family party persuasion, every one of the kids… Continue reading The Coconut Chronicles: The Death of Empathy