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I Think I Need a Reward Chart.

I’m a “carrot” kind of gal.  Dangle a carrot in front of me, and I’ll work to get it.  I’m not going to lie, I like recognition.  Like, really like it.  I mean, come on, let’s be honest… who doesn’t like to be told how wonderful you are?  We all do.  I’m competitive at heart. […]

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No Sugar?  No Problem.

No Sugar? No Problem.

Last Monday, I did something a little drastic.  I decided I was done with caffeine, sugar, and processed foods.  All at the same time.  (I’m a go big or go home kinda girl).  I have weaned myself from caffeine before, and it wasn’t pretty.  I’m not really sure why I allowed myself to get re-hooked. […]

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In a Perfect World…

In a Perfect World…

… I would read my Bible daily all the time, and not just haphazardly. … I would be motivated to work out daily and control my eating habits. … I would have an orderly, clean house.  All the time. … I would have the perfect school routine and my kids would love to learn. … […]

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Evenings with Jane

Evenings with Jane

So, at the end of last month, in my 30 days of lists posts, I expressed my interest to re-read Northanger Abbey.  So, I loaded it onto my iPad and read it in two nights.  Since then, I have also read Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Pride and Prejudice.  And I’m currently reading Sense and Sensibility. […]

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Let's Talk Weight

Let's Talk Weight

So, the cat’s out of the bag.  I’m pregnant.  19 weeks today!  It has been an emotional, scary, and awesome journey so far, and I can’t wait to meet Micah.  I’d like to write more about what it’s like to be pregnant after 10 years of infertility later.  But today, I want to talk about […]

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Lovely Links…

Lovely Links…

I love to share cool things I find on the web.  Here are a few of my favorites from this week: Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread ~ looks oh-so-dangerously-yummy Coloring Rice Green ~ Would be great for a sensory tub. Homemade Substitutes for Grocery Staples ~ A nice list of do-it-yourself recipes A Term at Hogwarts […]

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A Few Things About Me: Mama Train

I want to make a list like Mama Tutu……..she is so cool. :)  So, here goes! A Few Things About Me: Mama Train I love Jesus I’m Ryan’s wife Jacob, Gaige, and Baby J’s Mama Expecting Boy #4 in September – Baby Micah Foster Mama – although I’ll be out of commission for awhile Mama […]

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My Clean Little Secret…

My Clean Little Secret…

Okay, so don’t judge me, but I’m going to share with you a little secret I’ve been keeping.  (Not nearly as exciting as SOME people’s secret’s around here, but I digress…) I haven’t used shampoo in a month. There.  I said it.  And you’re still here?  Good.  Of course, I didn’t say I hadn’t washed […]

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30 Days of Lists: Days 26-30

List 26:  Books I’d like to Read this Year 1.  Financial Peace Revisited by Dave Ramsey ~ We’re taking this class, but I haven’t kept up with the readings. 2.   Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen ~ An old favorite.  Have it in my mind recently to read it again. 3.  Black Heels to Tractor […]

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30 Days of Lists: Lists 21-25

List 21:  Things to do this Spring 1.  Watch my garden grow.  Yay! 2.  Celebrate daughter #2’s birthday. 3.  Request our pool tags for the neighborhood swimming pool. 4.  Spring Cleaning… continue to purge and organize 5.   Take more walks List 22:  Today I saw… 1.  My wonderful mother. 2.  The dove pair nesting […]

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