Second Grade Homeschool Curriculum Picks

We are wrapping up first grade (ugh, the end of the school year is so bitter sweet) and starting to look ahead to plan out next year.  In the fall we will have TWO school aged kids in our home... which is just pure craziness!  I'm a little nervous about making time to invest in … Continue reading Second Grade Homeschool Curriculum Picks

DIY Chicken Coop and Run

We did it!  We built a coop, run and currently have little chicks running around in our backyard.  While we are still months from being able to collect fresh eggs from these guys (yay!), we are still so excited about our six new additions to our family! Our kids helped us name our birds, so … Continue reading DIY Chicken Coop and Run

How to Keep Love at the Center of Your Marriage

If I stop and pause, I can see it... Fourteen years ago now, I met a sweet recent high school graduate.  He was kind, thoughtful, brought me burnt CD’s and opened my car door for me… what more could any 17 year old ask for?  I fell hard and fast. Fast forward, to now…  We … Continue reading How to Keep Love at the Center of Your Marriage

Five Great Ways to Recharge As A Mom

One thing I wasn’t prepared for when I became a mother is how draining the gig is.  No matter if you're a young mom, working mom, stay at home mom or any other kind of mom, one thing we all can agree on is: the job can wear you down if you're not careful.  I’ve … Continue reading Five Great Ways to Recharge As A Mom

Five Family Friendly Audio Book Titles

Guys, I can’t tell you how much we love audio books in our house.  They are amazing! We listen to them constantly in the car. It helps manage some of the drive time sibling conflict.  We also all love listening to stories. Here are a few recent listens that really captivated our attention.   The … Continue reading Five Family Friendly Audio Book Titles

Merry Christmas from the Idleman’s

2018 How to sum up a year? The first most amazing, exciting, our world changing thing that came in this year was Brent got a new J-O-B!  He had felt that he was in need of a change (even though he was very thankful for the chance to teach) .  He began pursuing IT certificates, … Continue reading Merry Christmas from the Idleman’s

1,000 Thanks!!!!

I FINALLY made it to 1,000.  ❤ I love this list and all the blessings it counts.  It took some time but it's worth it to remember God is good in the land of the living.  Happy Holiday's my friends, may you take time to be thankful for God's goodness in your life! 900. Our … Continue reading 1,000 Thanks!!!!

For the days you wanna quit..

A thing happens in life, you hit ruts.  You have days you want to throw your hands up in the air and just give up...you hope to try something, anything new.... just as long as your not doing the same old thing. On occasion this impulse, this pulling can nudge us into new spaces.  Push us … Continue reading For the days you wanna quit..

My RVA Fall Favorites

Guys, fall… it’s magical. Pumpkin spice lattes, do I have to say anymore? There are so many things I love so much about this time of year, scarfs, boots, pumpkins, Halloween, chili, the beautiful leaves changing color...the list is so long! I’ll spare you the complete list of fall favorites and just share some of our favorite … Continue reading My RVA Fall Favorites

Back to School Snack Ideas

Guys, I really can’t understand how my kids can eat so much! Literally the second we make it out the door, nearly immediately after they eat their large breakfast, someone dares to utter the phrase, “I need a snack.” REALLY, how is that even possible? I strive to feed these people a healthy, well-balanced diet … Continue reading Back to School Snack Ideas