Fourth of July Weekend 2021

Road trips with kids are not for the weary. Our second trip in our newly acquired recreational vehicle (RV) has been very memorable to say the least. We planned on traveling northwest to the beautiful hill country where the Guadalupe River winds through small towns and is shaded by giant cypress trees. What is normally…

Maiden Voyage to the Beach

Tent camping has always been one of our favorite ways to relax and enjoy each other. The more remote and without amenities, the better. “Roughing it” just made our adventure more exciting. The variables of bad weather were just part of it. We are officially glampers and I couldn’t be more excited. Ryan and I…

The New Adventure Wagon

As happy as I was with my minivan, I knew it wouldn’t last. Those sliding doors and stow and go seating were so convenient. But a minivan cannot tow our rolling home towards our next adventure. We have been wanting an RV for over five years now. We have been researching different rigs to figure…

Pentecost to Memorial Day 2021

It must be divine providence that our Bishop lifted the mask and social distance mandate of the churches right before Pentecost. We enjoyed a wonderful mass full of loud voices and smiling faces. After mass we enjoyed the fellowship we had been missing for over a year. It has finally felt as if things are…

Easter 2021

This year I really wanted to savor this entire week leading up to Easter. I desired to be absorbed by the meaning of this most wonderful gift of heaven given to us in the most selfless of ways. We attended mass on Holy Thursday and participated in the washing of the feet. We attended mass…

Preparing for baby four and home birth

I have the minivan, planned car seat and sleeping arrangements in my mind and washed all the things for a brand new baby. Now we patiently wait as I grow more sleep deprived with frequent trips to the bathroom preparing me for newborn feedings. I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and nearly full-term, which means…

Gardening with my Girls

Mia has been asking just about everyday for the past month to grow vegetables. She has been saving seeds from her fruits and vegetables. We told her she should use what we have if she is adamant on growing. She has currently covered my back porch in pots of dirt with her little plant babies….

Johnson City Baby Shower

It is hard for me to put into words the amount of love I have felt lately. I returned home last night to my husband waiting for me in the driveway. After the kids gushed over their exciting weekend with daddy, I tucked my girls into bed. Ryan had the best time hanging out with…

UnSchooling

You may have heard the term unschooling or perhaps are more familiar with homeschooling. Unschooling is the idea that education does not have to take place in the confines a room with desks, with children of the same age or with formal curriculum. To learn through unschooling is to learn through natural life experiences, home…

Our homeschool Nature Group, The Woodlands, TX

You may think that homeschool children are not as socialized as mainstream students. You may think children with a home education are missing out on fun events and opportunities that may not be available in unschooling. If you hang out with us you may think again. My dear mom friends, along with our children and…