Day In The Life {Spring 2022 Edition}

Hi Guys!

It’s been a long time since i’ve done a day in the life post, so i thought today i would share a day in the life post.

Just a few notes before i get into the post.

*We are currently on our “summer break” from homeschooling, we do year-round homeschooling we start our school year in July and we end in April.

*No two days are exactly the same in my life, so keep that in mind.

*I’m a mom of 6 kids and we live on an acre homestead, out in the country.

*My husband had this day off of work.

*Most of my days are boring, filled with laundry and dishes.

With all that being said, let’s jump into this day in the life…

Tuesday ~ May 3rd, 2022

6:30ish wake up and drink coffee with my husband.

As we are drinking coffee together in the living room, kids start waking up and join us. By 7:00 all the kids are awake and our day begins.

After coffee, i start my day by cleaning up the kitchen and getting dishes switched around (unloading the dishwasher and reloading it with dirty dishes). While i’m doing this my youngest 3 kids are eating breakfast.

After dishes, i get a load of laundry going.

Then i start working on making breakfast for the older kids and for my husband. This morning i made them a cheddar bacon scone.

After feeding them, i switch around laundry. Then i get dressed and start folding laundry. The kids all have chores to do during this time.

Once i’m done with all that, it’s about 9:00 and i spend some time/play with my baby.

By 10:00 my baby is ready for his naptime, so my husband puts him to bed while i pick up the house. Once my husband gets the baby to sleep, he takes the other 5 children out shopping for Mother’s Day. I stay home with baby and keep rotating laundry. With us being such a large family there is always so much laundry to do.

Baby wakes up at 12:00 and my husband returns back home with the other children at about 12:30. They got lunch when they were out and brought me back some food. After feeding baby lunch and eating, i finally head outside to check on the greenhouses. This is one of my favorite parts of the day. I love seeing all the things growing.

After walking the property a bit and discussing future projects/plans with my husband, we go back inside and drink our afternoon coffee together.

The kids all have free time to play on their devices and i head out to the schoolhouse to do some work. My husband is with baby at this time, while i work for an hour or so.

After that it’s about 3:00, i go back inside and switch around laundry for the last time of the day. I put away any laundry i hadn’t got around to folding yet. I empty the dishwasher. I start to think about what i’m making for dinner.

I get started on making dinner.

After dinner, i clean up the kitchen and then just chill with the family while our stomachs rest. After about an hour/hour and a half, it is time to workout. My daughter likes to join me, while the rest of the family is just hanging out.

After my workout, i take a shower and then read in bed for awhile. Then it’s time to feed the kids a bedtime snack and then tuck them into bed. After getting the kids to bed, my husband and i watch tv for a little bit and then go to bed.

I hope you enjoyed this peak into my day, i know it was pretty boring. But i like my quiet and simple life.

Fitness Friday ~ April 29, 2022

Hi Guys!

I thought it would be fun, if every Friday i share something fitness/health related. It could just be an update on my own health journey, or a workout i’m really enjoying, or some healthy recipe i love.

For today’s Fitness Friday, i’m going to share an update on my health journey.

I posted last week about how i’m trying to lose weight and get my health under control. You can read that post HERE, in case you missed it.

I set a personal goal for myself to lose 5 pounds in April, and i’m happy to report that i accomplished that goal!

I started out at 160 pounds, and i slowly made it down to 155 pounds. Sadly i didn’t get a picture of the scale at 160, but here is my progress so far…

My goal for May is also to lose another 5 pounds, and hopefully the last Friday in May i will be able to report that i was successful.

What are your health and fitness goals? I’d love to hear about them.

Things I’m Loving

Hi Guys!

It has been awhile since i’ve shared some of my current favorites, so today i thought i would share some things i’m loving right now.

Books:

The Heart Remembers & The Far Side Of The Night by Jan-Philipp Sendker – He is my favorite author and i love all his books. I recently bought both these books and i’m loving that he has been releasing new books.

Essential Oils:

Rainy Days ~ Focus, Focus, Focus ~ Pollen Buster – These have been my go-to oils lately. I love the smell of Rainy Days. I’ve been using Focus, Focus, Focus in our homeschool room. Pollen Buster has been helping with my seasonal allergies lately.

I’m also loving diffusing a mix of; orange, spearmint, and eucalyptus lately. It smells so good!

Podcasts:

Happy Homebirth, Dateline, and The Bible Binge – I just recently started listening to podcasts. I don’t listen very often, maybe once a month or so, but when i do listen these are the different podcasts i like.

Apps/Websites:

The Daily Grace Co, Jane, Her Hearts Co, and Albertsons – I know this is a weird mix of websites/apps, especially since I’ve added in a grocery store app, but i love that the Albertsons app has tons of coupons and deals. Jane is always where i go for cute clothing, nail wraps, and jewelry. The Daily Grace Co always has amazing deals on great Bible studies, and Her Hearts Co is the place to shop for homeschool mom gear.

Drinks:

Black coffee and Blackberry Lemonade – I love these blackberry lemonade water enhancer packets from Walmart. So Good! I’m also really loving black coffee. I started drinking it because of fasting, but now i actually enjoy it.

YouTube:

Dad Challenge Podcast, Bikini Body Mommy, and Farmhouse On Boone – The Dad Challenge Podcast is bringing awareness to the exploitation of children by family vloggers on YouTube, some of his videos are hard to watch. I’m currently on day 25 of challenge 10 on Bikini Body Mommy. Farmhouse On Boone is always sharing great recipes.

Those are just a few of the things i’m loving right now. What are you loving right now?

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Current Weight Loss Journey 2022

Hi Guys!

A few years ago i shared my struggle with losing weight, and i summed it all up in this blog post HERE. Since that blog post i have; had a baby, breastfed that baby, got the virus, holidays, got pregnant again, and miscarried that baby.

Let’s just say losing weight has not been a priority for almost 2 years now. I still have some baby weight to lose from baby #6 and I’ve recently been gaining weight due to the depression of the miscarriage.

It’s time to get serious again about my health and weight loss.

So today i thought i would share how i’m planning on accomplishing my weight loss goals, just in case someone else out there needs some ideas.

Some of these things might be a repeat of things i have done in the past that have worked and some are new.

Here is what i’m doing this time around to lose weight.

Bikini Body Mommy Challenge 10 – I’m currently on day 18 of this 90 day challenge. If you have never heard of this before, it is a free exercise program that is on YouTube. The creator of it, Brianna, is a regular mom and that is one of the things i love about it. It’s not some super skinny fitness guru who makes you feel bad that you can’t keep up with them and that you don’t look like them. She offers extra stuff (like a meal plan and extra exercises) that you have to pay for, but i just use the free YouTube videos.

Fasting – I’m doing the 16:8 intermittent fast. It has worked well for me before. I am normally not hungry in the morning until 10ish and i normally don’t eat after dinner anyways, so this one is kind of easy for me.

Drinking a gallon of water every day – This one is harder for me, i do drink a lot of water every day, but it’s hard to reach that gallon goal. How i’m trying my best to reach that goal, is to add in some flavor (lemon, mint, etc.). It helps me drink more when it has flavor.

15,000+ steps every day – If you know me at all, then you know i like to get my steps. Moving and getting my steps comes pretty easy to me.

Meal prep – I just purchased this book and I also have these meal prep containers. I feel like this will help me a lot, because this is an area where i struggle. If i have to come up with a meal when i am really hungry, i will just settle for whatever is fastest and that usually is not the healthiest food.

Weigh-in weekly – Monday’s are going to be my weigh-in days. I used to weigh myself daily, but i think mentally that does more harm than good to me, so i’m switching it up this time around.

Small goals & rewards – I’ve shared before how i would pay myself to workout. That’s right. Every time i got on the treadmill i would put $5 into an envelope and once i reached my weight loss goal i took that money and bought some new clothes. This time around i am doing something different. For every 5 pounds i lose, i am going to reward myself with something. I’m not sure what the something is, probably a new book or a special coffee, something small like that.

If you are also trying to lose weight, i would love to hear what you are doing.

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Logic Curriculum Review

Hey Guys!

Today i’m sharing my thoughts on two different logic homeschool curriculum. The Fallacy Detective and Introduction to Logic.

**In an effort to maintain full disclosure, we only used Introduction to Logic for 7 days. Therefore, i can’t give a full review of it.**

The Fallacy Detective by Nathaniel Bluedorn & Hans Bluedorn – Price on Amazon $27

It’s a very short book, only 38 lessons, so it wouldn’t work for a complete school year. We only used it for the second semester of the school year. The lessons were fun and engaging. Seriously, my son and i laughed so many times and we just really looked forward to doing a lesson every day. It has some subject matter that might be considered controversial (gun control, drugs, etc.), so that is just something to be aware of.

We loved this book and we will be using it again and again, for all my other children when the time comes for them to study logic.

Introduction to Logic by Jason Lisle – Price on Amazon $30 plus $25 for the teacher guide

It is a full school year, 180 days, worth of curriculum. It’s Christian, very Christian. In all honesty it’s just very boring and repetitive. Like i said at the beginning of this review, we only made it 7 days using this curriculum and the reason for that is because it was so boring. It starts out with how God is logical and how all knowledge comes from God and continues to say those things over and over again. Not once in those 7 days we studied, did it tell us some different fallacies and how to detect them. Versus in The Fallacy Detective, in the first 7 days, we learned about; Red Herrings, Special Pleading and Ad Hominem just to name a few.

Those are my thoughts, but i would love to hear your thoughts if you have used either one of these curriculum.

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