This year our family started something new. I have always, always, always been a bit jealous of moms who were able to stay home and homeschool their children. But even when I didn’t have to work and was able to… Read more
You may have noticed pictures on your social media of smiling people holding up their hands with a hand drawn smiley face on it. Did you know that today is World Adoption Day? What is World Adoption Day and why… Read more
As 2017 draws closer, I revisit the days of 2016 with amazing gratefulness. There are so many wonderful gifts that were given to me this year. Some were miraculous answers to prayers. Others were the result of much hard work,… Read more
Follow my blog with Bloglovin We have named our farm! I’m still getting used to the fact that we have a farm. Well, it’s a property with a small amount of acreage and a house and another smaller house and… Read more
Growing plants from seedlings takes a little more time and planning, but ultimately, it is cheaper than buying plants from a nursery. Planting plant seedlings also gives you more control over the variety of vegetable that you prefer because you… Read more
I will admit that there are weeks where I am crazy busy. I wish that I was like some of my friends that have menus totally planned out for months ongoing. I’m not. My menus are made up of meals… Read more
Growing our little farm is an adventure. There is a process to every change and addition we make. Every animal on our farm has a purpose. We were planning on getting goats in December, but one Saturday night I looked… Read more
Our family loves going on travel adventures. This adventure took us to the utterly gorgeous Grand Canyon. Traveling from Southern California to Arizona is a pretty easy drive. You are going through the desert to more desert, but don’t miss… Read more
As wife, mom, business owner, blogger, adoption professional, life coach for women and wannabe farmer – life has been a go, go, go.
For YEARS, I have wanted to slow down the stress and up the quality of simplicity in my life. So, I ( along with a full blown, “Yes, we can and should do this!” from my husband, David) decided to go Back to Basics. Simply put… we have made the choice to change and live more simply at home and in business. A move to the country, change in lifestyle to healthy and all things de: de-stress, de-clutter, de-legate, de-tox are an ongoing works in progress. More than just proof that it can be done, (because if I can do it, honestly anybody can!) this Back to Basics Mom Blog is my journal of how to’s or the outtakes of how not to’s!
Our family is having the time of our lives as we work on our fixer upper farmhouse and grow our little farm. I have a new therapy, simply called – gardening. Put your hands in the dirt, it’ll make you happy! I also get happy when someone tells me they enjoyed the healthy meal I just prepared or found value from something I wrote. I write like I coach – to give joy and truth, as well as to share and inspire. My hope is that you will be nourished and nurtured.
And just so you know, every day I am fueled by prayer, my time with the Lord, one and ½ cups of morning coffee (my happy juice), some veggies from our garden and the love and laughter that my family gifts me with.
I’m passionate about helping others thru adoption & coaching women toward their God given dreams.
You are always welcome here and I’d love to stay in touch. If you’d like a dose of encouragement, a good recipe or anything else “Back to Basics” – please sign up below. Then, go and take a walk or read something just for fun or delete all the apps off your phone that you don’t need… and breathe. This is what going Back to Basics is all about.