What I’ve Been Up To | A Quick Update

 

 

Hey, everyone. It’s been a good while since I’ve last checked in here. My life has changed in many ways and blogging about it just didn’t make it into my days. Thankfully, I finally have some time to get back into it, so here I am.

Since I’ve been gone my baby girl was born. She’s almost five months now, and she’s the joy of our lives. She’s a lovely little soul who always has a smile for you. I just love her, and her brothers do, too. They make it their business to make her laugh, wipe her little face when she has drooled everywhere, and calls me as soon as she so much as looks as if she’ll cry. They are truly her protectors, even from each other. Brothers, I tell ya.

The boys are enjoying the summer. The weather has been wonderful, so their days are filled with playing outside, being out and about with me and the baby, and hanging out in our newly renovated basement. They are such boys, you know? Horsing around all the time, and driving me bananas. Doing exactly what they should be doing at ages 7 and 3. They just finished up a summer soccer league last week, and had such a good time that they’ll be attending more soccer programs this fall. Basketball is coming this winter, too! Awww, they’re growing up.

As for me, I’ve been slowly adjusting to being a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) of three. Yes, I left my previous employer after having my daughter, and I’m so glad I did. The transition from two to three children, and becoming a SAHM, is a big one. Bigger than I thought it would be. I’ll be sharing more of that experience with you soon. All in all though, I’ve been well. Can’t complain. Well, I could, but I won’t. At least not right now. 🙂 Oh, and I finally can add urban gardener to my list of accomplishments. We planted a small garden in May and are starting to see the fruits (well, veggies) of our labor. I’m so amped about doing this gardening thing, y’all. When I saw our first little green beans growing I literally squealed. I’m already planning what we’ll be growing next year!

Last, but certainly not least, we began our third year of homeschooling yesterday. Yay! I almost can’t believe we’ve been at this for three years. Like parenting, homeschooling continues to be one of the most humbling, yet wonderful experiences of my life. You can check out our homeschool blog here.

So, that’s it in a nut shell. We’ve been enjoying our summer and my being home full-time. I will be posting on here each Wednesday, so please subscribe if you haven’t done so already. I will be sharing my experiences of motherhood, homemaking, minimalism, and more. Until next week!

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My Favorite Family-Focused Podcasts and YouTube Channels

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This post has been a long time coming, y’all. I’ve meant to write it for months now, but just hadn’t gotten around to it until now. I’m a BIG fan of podcasts and YouTube vloggers, family-focused ones in particular. I just love to see how other families spend their days, and I especially love to learn of other mama’s journies through motherhood. These podcasts and vloggers cover a wide range of topics I’m very interested in at the moment, such as pregnancy, marriage, homeschooling, budgeting, natural living … you know family stuff.

Here are my living lists of  favorite podcasters and vloggers for your listening and viewing pleasure.

Podcasts

I was late to the party when it came to podcasts (I didn’t start listening to them until last year), but I’ve made up for it by indulging my passion for learning on-the-go. Earlier this year, I posted some business-focused podcast I listen to, which are still awesome, by the way. Today, I’m shifting gears and sharing the family-focused podcasts I listen to quite frequently. I listen to them through my iPhone’s Podcast app, but they’re all available through the different hosts websites, as well.

Everything Stay at Home Mom

The Happy Home Podcast

Savvy Homeschool Moms Podcast

One Extraordinary Marriage

Mandi Ehman Podcast

Pea in the Podcast

Love to Homeschool Podcast
YouTube Channels

This list is one that continues to grow and is a constant source of entertainment and knowledge. There are some awesome vloggers out there, y’all. Check out some of my favorite here.

Do you listen to podcasts? Who are your favorite vloggers? Share them in the comments!