Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Where to Begin?

These past few weeks, I feel like the phrase Stay-at-Home-Mom is a complete joke. I have learned in my own way that to say I am "just-a-stay-at-home-mom" is not a justifiable phrase.Being home with or without children at home is a lot of work.

Anyhow, I digress. I am still at home when appointments and activities aren't taking me away. I am in a stage of life where women's health becomes even more important, and shall I say, interesting? Unfortunately I am not blessed with a nice family history of good health. Cancer is rampant in my mom's side of the family. Enough so, that I get to have the gamut of preventative/early detection tests. Fun stuff! ;o) I am thankful for these tests, but not all the appointments (and sometimes prep) that they entail. However, hopefully they will ensure that I stay cancer free and healthy for a long time yet.

In among all the appointments, mine -- and some of the children too, I am homeschooling the three youngest. It's been interesting, rewarding, and truthfully, at times very frustrating -- especially with one child. We finally decided that we need to must have her tested. We cannot figure out if she is taking being a strong-willed child to the max, or if she has some serious learning issues. It could be a combination of both as well as adoption related baggage. All I know is I feel like banging my head against a brick wall in frustration. We are hoping and praying this testing will help us find some ways to deal with the struggles we are having with this child.

Aside from the running around, life continues to be full. My cold storage and freezers are ready for the long winter, I'm way behind on my book challenge, I've learned to crochet granny squares, and even learned a little more about myself. As crazy as it feels, as frustrated as I get, as dirty and messy as my house is, I cannot imagine having my life any other way.

Looking forward to reading and catching up with many of my favorite bloggers soon!


  1. Homeschooling is a tough job. Been there with all of our kids. It's not for sissies. But....the rewards are great. Taking long walks with God really helped me keep my perspective.

  2. Hurray! You're back to posting :D I hadn't realized you were homeschooling again. How old are your kiddos now? I've lost track, and I bet your sidebar is a bit behind... maybe a year older?

    Best wishes with the testing. You KNOW your kids, and I bet you'll find there's something going on. Hope you get some good information/direction on how best to help her.

    I've been missing you!


  3. So you started homeschooling again? I actually put my baby (16years old) in school for the first time last year. In the middle of the year. She loves it. My life has changed completely but I try to take it in strides.
    Homeschooling is not easy not matter what... I know you know that...Hope you find answers soon... blessings : )


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