Thursday, April 4, 2013

Today it Begins!

So, here I am, beginning a new blog...  I already feel like a crazy lady, I mean - how much more counter-cultural can you get?  Catholic, mom, homemaker, homeschooling, anti-chemical, believing in stewardship of God's creation... I mean, really.  I'm different.  But you know, that's ok.  As a matter of fact, I am beginning to rejoice in it and appreciate who I am.  And oh, am I still learning!  I thought for half a second about confessing in my first blog post that we actually had In-N-Out for dinner tonight, but then I realized I'd probably never be taken seriously as a "natural" mama again!  But if you are a mama yourself, you know that sometimes your best ideals and standards for yourself sometimes have to be sacrificed for the sake of your family.  In this case, it was my not having the opportunity to get to the grocery store this week so I had limited resources in the freezer.  Not an excuse, just a fact.  I do believe that every once in a while it's ok to make an exception and that probably going to In-N-Out, which is the ONLY fast food place that I even remotely trust, won't kill you.

But honestly, the focus on this blog is not about what will or will not kill you, but about what can help make life easier, healthier, simpler, and more enjoyable.  I believe in "Doing little things with great love" as Bl. Teresa of Calcutta said, but in all areas of my life.  Even in the food we eat, the home we keep, and the relationships we have.

So here we are, you and I, beginning this journey together.  Thank you for reading and allowing me to share what I have been learning on this journey called life.  

Now it's time for me to go make a batch of yummy almond-flour peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. :)


  1. Amy it is so nice to see this! You will have no regrets going mindful, chemical free living as well as homeschooling! All these things have changed our lives in tremendous ways on a daily basis. Our entire family is consistently healthy, rested, happy and as for homeschooling believe it to be the greatest gift of all. We cook together daily, daily chores are fun, education is what sparks for them and not necessarily 'have-to's and most importantly family and faith is our center and our focus. People have judgement towards us and our way of living on a daily basis, but we are being true to ourselves and it shows in our JOY!I have countless resources I have collected over the years so feel free to ask if you need anything! Peace to you! Andrea

  2. Thank you, Andrea! It's so nice to hear your feedback and experience. I'm glad I'm not the only one! I'm very excited about all that I am learning and can't wait to learn more! :)