Category Archives: Family

Lost On the Road Home: Mental Illness

She is lost. Gone away somewhere in her mind. I squeeze her warm hand and catch her gaze, offering anchor. Where is she? Somewhere dark, devoid of truth [..]

Family, Health, Mental Illness, Uncategorized , , , ,

A Sacred Sorrow

In the last year or two, I’ve watched friends walk around in heartache. They are emotionally wounded facing uncertainty and on the threshold of a new chapter in [..]

Family, Marriage, Motherhood

Many Questions, One Answer

Hello again! So it’s been almost exactly a year since I’ve posted anything, and I thought I may as well start with why that is; I got a [..]

Family, Motherhood, Uncategorized

Putting the Family Back in the Family Farm

You may not know this about me, but I’m a farm girl, born-and-raised. My dad is a farmer, and his dad was a farmer. However, I would say [..]

Family, Farming & Gardening, Motherhood, Uncategorized , ,

You Are Mom, Hear You Roar

On the day set aside to honor and esteem mothers, I’d like to give a web “shout out” to all the mamas out there. You juggle everyone’s health [..]

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A Review: Happy Wives Club by freshman author, Fawn Weaver

It started with a blog, www.happywivesclub.com. Fawn Weaver was fed up with the pervasive negativity surrounding marriage in today’s culture. So in protest, she started a blog dedicated [..]

christian, Family, Marriage, non-fiction, Reviews, Uncategorized

Insane in da Mom-Brain

Contrary to it’s clever title, this post has absolutely nada to do with Cypress Hill and everything to do with having ovaries. They need to make bumper stickers [..]

Family, Health, Motherhood

The Growing Pains of a Frugal Mom

As someone who LOVES food and cooking, I’ve been wrestling lately with the choice between cheap or quality, mostly when it comes to buying groceries. I feel caught [..]

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Celebrating the Tenacious Spirit of My Parents: 31 Years and Counting!

There’s a drastic difference between a family living below the median U.S. household income and a family living below the poverty line. At the Rayburn house, living under [..]

Family, Marriage, Motherhood