This post contains affiliate links. The links in the text go to Amazon.com, but I’ve also included the Amazon.ca links at the bottom of the post for my fellow Canadians. I’m possibly the world’s worst prayer. If I pray alone in my room, I inevitably fall asleep or end up mentally planning for the next […]
These are the posts are reflections on my faith and how it relates to my life. I’m an old Christian but new to the Anglican church, and I love this “new” way of approaching God through the old rituals and liturgies.
My grandma made me a ceramic music box with Santa Claus on it when I was little. Every year, my mother put it out on the coffee table on December 1 — and not a day sooner. I so clearly remember the ragged cardboard box that we stored it in, and the way that the old shredded newspaper fell […]
Do you do a “word of the year”? I thought the whole concept was just a fad when it started showing up on blog posts a few years ago, but I’ve come to see the value in choosing a theme word instead of writing out resolutions. After all, it’s much, much hard to break a word. Right? This […]
Thank you for visiting Unhurried Home! This is my post from last year (2016), when I first discovered the whole idea of Epiphany and our very simple, very last-minute celebration. Today I’m busy getting ready for our very first Epiphany party — we’ve never done this, so feel free to send me tips here or […]
I started writing a post awhile ago about why we started homeschooling. There are lots of reasons, of course, but the best reason I could come up with is that homeschooling gives my kids and I time together. Lots of time. Too much time. (Ha ha. Kidding… mostly). Take our mornings, for example. Back when my […]
The other day we were driving home from Ikea and we stopped at a red light beside a homeless man. He stood on the median right beside our car with a scrap of cardboard that said something like “Hungry. Anything helps.” I knew I didn’t have anything; we had just left Ikea where I’d actually put my […]
We’re studying the Middle Ages in our homeschooling lessons. On Tuesday morning River and I talked about the wars between the Muslims and the Christians. It was a great lesson with fascinating stories, but at the same time it’s a part of history that I’ve dreaded discussing. I mean, as a Christian, I’m embarrassed by it: “So […]
It’s been a hard year. At times, it’s been a lonely year. A year full of challenges, surprises and raging pregnancy hormones. Despite that, I know that I have a lot to be thankful for. And yes, some days it takes me longer than others to count my blessings, but I’m always able to think of at least […]
Homeschooling mom of three. I'd knit if I could find my yarn.