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makingofahomehomestead on InstgramAddie’s 12 divisions of a circle project 😍 #stilllivinguppiday #watercolor #watercolorpainting #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolcreations #homeschoolmomLast Friday was Body Pump, this week yoga 💪🏻💚👊🏻 #coworkerswhoworkouttogether #rockriverymca #bettertogetherHappy Pi Day, friends! 🤓 #piday2019 #piday #mathisfun #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolmom #homeschoolfamilyIt was a homesteading type of weekend... 🌿lotion and sugar scrub made 🌿soap made, cut & now curing 🌿indoor herbs planted 🌿new reading nook created #urbanhomestead #homestead #homesteading #makeityourself #handmadelotion #handmadescrub #handmadesoap #homeschool #homeschoolmom #homeschoollifeTwo and a half years ago my anxiety reached an all-time high and my decade-long battle with anxiety caused my life to come crashing down around me. What started as discomfort while driving on the interstate and nervousness when in large crowds, morphed into an animal of which I had no conscious control. I started to find myself in the restroom of the grocery store with my head between my legs hyperventilating and politely declining invitations to join friends for dinner because I didn’t think I could make it through the evening without having a panic attack. • • • But on a sunny day two and half years ago those panic attacks in the bathroom seemed like walks in the park compared to the feeling that overtook me at the YMCA while on the elliptical trying to catch a workout because working out always seems to lessen my anxious thoughts and feelings. I suddenly found that I couldn’t breath and I grew so dizzy I feared I would fall, hit my head, lose consciousness, and not be able to pick up my girls from the childcare area at the Y. My anxiety had never impacted my kids...but now it did. This was my turning point. I had hit my bottom and needed to start finding a different path and a new means of pulling myself out of the depths of my anxiety. • • • On Thursday, after hundreds of hours talking with therapists and doctors, thousands of hours of yoga practice, and finally opening up to share my story with my family and close friends, I can truly say the tide has turned for me. I now work for the YMCA, that same place that caught the crumbling pieces of my soul that day on the elliptical. And not only do I now work for the Y, but I was honored and humbled to be able to share the stories of members who have been transformed because of the work done by the amazing people who work at our YMCA. And friends, I told these tales in front of a crowd of nearly 500 people. The girl who couldn’t walk through the aisles of a grocery store because it was too crowded...Did. This. • • • We can do hard things. We. Can. #anxietyawareness #wecandohardthings #youcandothisBody Pump with my amazing co-workers 👊🏻 #rockriverymca #thosewhoworkouttogetherstaytogetherSuch a fun geometry and science lesson with my youngest. We had so much fun dividing this circle into six parts and then discussing when we see this shape appear in nature. Thank you for the inspiration @sunshinemeadow6 #mathandsciencefun #fibonaccisequence #natureisamazing #homeschool #homeschoolmom #homeschoolingThis week both girls are learning about decomposers and the role they play in an ecosystem. I thought I would get very “Waldorf-y” and attempt a more complex chalk drawing to accompany the unit. Thank you @pepperandpine for the inspiration 💚 #homeschoollife #homeschool #homeschoolroom #homeschooling #homeschoolmom #homestead #homesteading #urbanhomesteadA cold and fever have left me home while My People head out for a winter wonderland adventure. Thank God for books...and coffee ☕️📖 #homeschoolmom #homeschoollife #homeschool #urbanhomestead #homestead
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After finding my family’s old ice cream maker in my dad’s basement a few weeks back, I decided it was time to test it out again after over 25 years. The ice cream maker still worked great, and I was … Continue reading
Every November, we find ourselves with an overabundance of kale that gets hit with a hard frost and dies. It always makes me feel just sick to know all of that healthy vegetation has gone to waste and ends up … Continue reading
As fall quickly approaches, the end of the gardening season is just around the corner. But with everything going on in our garden, one would never know it. So, for now, we are just so very grateful for all that … Continue reading
It is been a very, very long time since I have written a What I’m In To post, so I thought today would be as good a time as any to just dive right in. So, on this Tuesday following … Continue reading
As summer wanes, and the expansive days of summer fade before our eyes, I am beginning to feel that same briefness in the garden. While we still have a great deal coming out of our garden, and the tomatoes are … Continue reading
It’s August! This means we have entered the jungle-phase of the gardening season. In order to move about the garden, one must weave in and out of the labyrinth of branches and vines. And while doing so, one may come across our cat … Continue reading