One Week Post-pPROM: 22 Week Pregnancy Update

Today is a milestone, since I've now managed to stay pregnant one week after pPROM (preterm premature rupture of membranes). I'm feeling hopeful. It seems that among women who can make it this long, staying pregnant several weeks is possible. At this time I have no signs of preterm labor. I'm so … [Continue reading]

21 Weeks, 4 days: pPROM


I was released from prison hospital for good behavior. I have bathroom privileges. Yea! The last few days have been a Twilight Zone, a blur of what-ifs. There are so many unknowns. So many ways this thing could go, and most of them scary and terrible.  The official diagnosis that led me to the … [Continue reading]

Pregnancy Update Week 21: Hospital Version

week 21 pregnancy update

Well. This isn't exactly how I envisioned writing this pregnancy update: from my phone, inside a hospital. But then again this entire pregnancy has … [Continue reading]

I Feel You, Laura Ingalls Wilder

The last couple of weeks have been hard. We moved into our new place last weekend, and I LOVE IT, but y'all... I had forgotten how stressful moving … [Continue reading]

Our Curriculum, 2014/2015

our homeschool curriculum 2014/2015

I usually post our homeschool curriculum choices here every year. A disclaimer: by posting this list, I'm not necessarily making recommendations. We … [Continue reading]

You Need To See This: Free Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle

Just a quick note this weekend. You've probably seen something about the Ultimate Healthy Living bundle - a huge library of healthy living ebooks … [Continue reading]

Pregnancy Update: 19 Weeks

pregnancy update 19 weeks

Yesterday was a visit to the OB/GYN for yet another ultrasound. I was hoping for really, really good news. Which for me would be the word that I don't … [Continue reading]

My #1 Homeschooling Productivity Tip

#1 homeschooling productivity tip

Although the girls started last week, yesterday was our official back to school day. It went very well. We even got finished up early, at around … [Continue reading]

What a Difference a Year Makes: Homeschooling and Maturity


While our official back to school date is August 25, the girls decided to start this week. I'm particularly impressed by the change in Sadie, who will … [Continue reading]

Simplifying My Life (Before Baby)

simplifying my life

Keeping things simple is an ongoing quest for me. But especially avant bebe, I begin to ask myself how I can make my routine a little easier. It … [Continue reading]