An Update

Thank you, dear friends, for your patience as I took a long break from this space. Those of who have kept in touch through social media or email (and in person) have truly been a blessing and encouragement through an incredible season of change.

The past year has been full, with completing my prerequisites for

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Living A Simple Life-Part 75: The Joy of Children

Through this summer and fall (with a 4 week break after Enoch’s birth), I have been babysitting a sweet little toddler boy each morning, with plans to continue through the winter. This past week, when we had a couple plumbers coming through our home for some maintenance, they both expressed shock at “all the little

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Weekly Menu Plan

After the birth of our son in August, my weekly menu planning has been pretty sporadic. Some weeks have been better than others, with a full plan jotted down on a piece of notebook paper, while other weeks have just been a couple days’ worth planned out in my head. My Beloved has been amazing

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The Pitfalls of Having a Big Sister

Sorry, my sweet lad, as the little brother in our home, this is probably the first of many times that you will be subjected to your sister’s play! (Perhaps I can hope it will make you into a gracious gentleman someday? And don’t worry; she loves playing with cars & trucks, too!) Affiliates: GivingBirthNaturally: Empowering

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Living A Simple Life-Part 68: Season of Adjusting

Right now, we are in the midst of a season of adjustment as a family. I have been online very little, and have continued with the “automatic posts” on this blog through the past few weeks. Gen is still trying to comprehend what it means to have a new little brother. She is both excited

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Family Photos!

When I announced Enoch’s birth, I promised some upcoming photos. Well, our amazing friend Sarah showed up with her cool camera and made my “photo dream” come true! Stop by Sarah’s blog to see some of the photos. Affiliates: GivingBirthNaturally: Empowering Women, More Than Alive: Wellness Resources, Mountain Rose Herbs: Organic Herbs & Health, Nurtured

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Summer Treat: Watermelon Lime Cooler

We haven’t been buying juice for some months now, and have made greater use of our juicer (a cheap craigslist find last year) and our old blender. As the seasons have changed, the juice ingredients have varied. During the winter, the juices usually consisted of carrots and apples, along with the occasional orange.

Once summer

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Joyfully Announcing the Arrival…

Enoch Isaiah is here! He was born August 17th at 2:46 pm. 7 lbs, 13 oz, 19 1/2 in. He entered the waiting arms of his family in a home waterbirth.

As I mentioned before, I had automatic posts scheduled for this blog for the month of August, while I focused on spending time

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Big Sister Practice

Gen is so excited about being a big sister. A few weeks ago, she decided that she wanted to help prepare for the baby, and get some “big sister practice” in before the baby is born! (I told her she needed to finish breakfast first, and then we could get right on that!)

So,

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Living A Simple Life-Part 64: Childlike Faith

Oh, my sweet daughter,What a joy it is to see the awe of experiencing a miracle reflected back in your eyes. Your childlike faith is so apparent, as you love this baby already. Even without seeing, without understanding, you have embraced this new life. Your curiosity and enthusiasm are so precious.

It brings me joy

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