Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Hello!  Welcome to my new blog.  I hereby dedicate this space to sharing my travails and triumphs as a Christian, homeschooling mommy.  I plan to post recipes, recommend children's books, review curriculum, and just generally discuss homemaking.  Oh, and gardening, I was forgetting that.

I've been considering creating a blog like this for a while, and even figured out the name a few months ago, but I hadn't fully decided if I wanted to abandon my other blog, which mostly involved my Etsy shop, Huggermugger.  I did post recipes there too, and for a while I did book reviews.  But now that I've dialed back my shop so that it only has crochet pattern, I had a lot less to blog about there, and I've gradually stopped posting there.  I spend much more time thinking about homeschooling now, and our increasingly busy life now that we have three kids, so since that's where my head is now, I decided that's where my blogging should be too.

I suppose a quick introduction to our family is in order.  My husband works for the State Department in Washington, DC.  I'm a stay-at-home mom, and I love to write fiction, crochet, bake, sew, cook, and play in the dirt.  We are Bible-believing, Confessional Lutheran Christians, of the WELS variety if you're curious.

Our son Daniel just turned five this month, so he missed the cut-off for registering him for kindergarten, or registering us as home schoolers, which gives me some freedom this year to kind of feel our way into a good routine and get ready to really dig into schooling next year.  He already knows how to read, and we're working on his writing and some math this year.

Mercedes is two-and-a-half, full of enthusiasm and energy.  She knows most of her letters and numbers, as well as her colors and shapes, so I think she's well on her way.  She also loves jigsaw puzzles and markers, though we try to keep the two separate, hee.

And Abigail is ten months old.  She's learning to walk and crawl, and can say 'Mama.'  She's the happiest, smiliest baby I've ever known.

Okay, that's about all I've got for this evening.  I look forward to meeting new friends and deepening existing friendships here, and teaching and learning a thing or two along the way.


  1. And I'm your first follower! Your new blog looks great. Love the banner!

    1. Thanks! And thanks -- it took me a lot less time than the little button, oddly enough. And it may have been influenced a bit by a certain Cosy blog...


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