I have never been a sporty person, not even as a child. In fact, my tennis coach in high school once told me I have no hand/eye coordination! Hey, it’s true! I had no plans for my children to be involved in sports, especially not team sports. I won’t go in to my psychological issues … More How Baseball Won me Over
I like to support family farms and small businesses! What better way to support one than going and putting in some work time to help out? I have been after my hard working husband to make more time for family fun recently so this past weekend he decided we would all go to our friend’s … More Harvesting Corn
I imagine I am not alone in getting burned out or stuck in a rut with daily life of housework, cooking, homeschooling, running errands, attending meeting, etc. The list for mamas can go on and on no matter whether you stay at home or work outside the home! Summer especially leaves me feeling down and … More A Small Break from the Ordinary
We moved to central Florida a couple years ago and our closest contact with what I consider a real city is Gainesville, FL. I lived in Gainesville for one year while in college but spend most of my time in class or trying to hide in my apartment from anything football related. I never really … More Favorite Places in and around Gainesville
No, I don’t mean the University of Florida gators or the football field on campus! But it’s not too far from there! I’m always on the look out for a good nature trail or adventure, and if you are too, you need to go hike the LaChua Trail at Paynes Prairie. However, if you have … More Watch out for Gators in the Swamp!
The heavens seem to open up whenever we go to visit a spring! But the rain could not stop us today. Not only were we going to enjoy the beautiful spring but also to join with friends for a baptism/Mikva. The Jewish mikva, or ceremonial bath, is the origin of the Christian baptism. A mikva … More Poe springs
One of the places that has some of the happiest memories for me is St. Augustine, FL. Growing up, we would take a Saturday trip to sight-see and relax about once a month. It was a short drive and full of wonderful foods, activities, scenery and nature. The first thought that always enters my mind … More Daytrips to St. Augustine