Today, I let my 8 year old go next door to play Minecraft with our neighbor’s grandson. Usually, they play at our house which makes me way more comfortable. I let him go over there for 45 minutes. A couple of times during this 45 minutes, the boys came knocking on our door. The first […]
About AmandaA Christ follower, wife to Ryan, mom to 4 rambunctious boys, homeschooler, just trying to survive life with lots of littles.
That’s right. Here at the Train house, we offer a well rounded homeschool curriculum. Math, science, language arts, bible, social studies…………and Art Class! Now, if you know anything about me, you have already figured out that I am definitely NOT an artist. Or creative. I can REcreate from the ideas of others, but I have […]
Good Morning! I have some Friday Fluffy to Fabulous Musings today: like Mama Tutu!! Over the past 22 weeks, I have lost about 13 pounds! But, I’ve gained back one. :( When I’m good; I’m really, REALLY good. When I’m bad; I’m really, REALLY bad. I struggle with extremes. If I am feeling stressed and […]
There is a chore. A chore that the 4 year old and 3 year old fight over. Yep. It’s awesome. The Bissell Lightweight 3-in-1 Vacuumis the BOMB! ~Mama Train
If you have been to the Train house, you will know that for a long time we have been without enough seating at the dinner table for our family of 6. We have a table that is big enough, but we only had 4 chairs. So, Micah sat in a high chair and one of […]
One of my ALL time favorite fall food is Tearoom Pumpkin Bread. I love it. Papa Train loves it. The boys love it. We love it slathered with cream cheese, and we eat it like a sandwich. However, my hips don’t love it! So, I came up with a “skinny” version of an old favorite […]
Both Mama Tutu and I are involved in book study groups in our respective towns. We love Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts so much that this our SECOND time to do a study on this book! A couple of years ago, we worked through the book on Monday afternoons via telephone when I was living […]
Well, the Fluffy to Fabulous 14 Day Challenge is behind me. I challenged myself to stick to my daily calorie allowance for 14 days in a row to help me get back on track, and I did it! It just proves to me that: 1. I have to have an accountability system in place. My […]
Greetings, and all that good stuff! First things first. After 16 weeks of working toward my Fabulous goal, my current weight is: 162.8 lbs That is a total weight loss of 12.2 lbs from my starting weight of 175 lbs. It isn’t a drastic weight loss like on the Biggest Loser, BUT it is a […]
Mama Train breaks it down doing The Harlem Shake (HOMESCHOOL STYLE)! What creative projects do you do with your kids to have fun and spark their creativity?