• Sunshine will come

    Rain, Little Kidneys & COVID-19

    Where to even begin? Take a seat, COVID, it’s not your turn. Before the Storm When March rolled around, I had no idea the mayhem that laid in store. I was excited for Birthday Month, well, as excited as someone in their late 30s can be about birthday month. With our trucking business fully staffed […]

  • Be a seeker of everyday magic | Gypsy Magpie

    Happy New… March

    What can I say, the beginning of the New Year got away from me? Between work, basketball season, and family day to day (flooded basement, anyone?) I’ve had a hard time getting anything extra done. But life is good and I just wanted to pop in and say don’t worry, I’m still here. Magic The […]

  • Falling off balance? Give yourself permission to rest. | Gypsy Magpie

    Permission to Rest

    4 months. This place has been silent for 4 months. I wish I had some big reason for my absence. Instead, I have a hundred little ones but I’m not going to list them all here. All you need to know is that during a time of high stress, I pushed myself too hard to […]

  • Merry Christmas 2016! | Gypsy Magpie

    Merry Christmas 2016!

    Oh my goodness, it’s really here! Merry Christmas 2016, you guys! I just wanted to take a quick moment in the craziness of Christmas to say thanks. Thank you for being absolutely awesome this year. Thank you for reading and for your kind comments. I can’t thank you enough for the encouragement you’ve given me. […]

  • Homemade Grape Jelly {Gypsy Magpie}

    Homemade Grape Jelly

    Ever since I can remember, my family has gathered together every fall to pick grapes in my grandparents’ backyard. It is a tradition that I look forward to every single year. When I was a girl, my grandparents had a huge garden and lovely orchard with grape vines running the whole length of the back […]

  • 30 Days of Sex Talks Review: Taking back our power as parents form a pornographic world

    30 Days of Sex Talks Review

      Yep, you read that right, 30 Days of Sex Talks. Whoa, friend. Don’t break out into a cold sweat and freak out. Talking to our kids about sex is intimidating but it doesn’t have to be heart attack inducing! This last year, I’ve watched my two oldest rapidly grow up. My 11-year-old is 6 […]

  • Dinner Table Talk

    This past week has been a blur. There has been something every day and every night. Everything has been twice as hard as it should be. The kids are still cranky from being sick plus add daylight savings time on top of that and we are talking a serious treat! A whole lot of attitude […]