When Silence Stabs

There’s always that one person in the group... the one who says what everyone’s thinking. Throughout my life, that person, many times, has been me. And let me tell you, while many enjoy that they don’t have to be the one to expose truth, they will also oftentimes throw that person who does the truth-telling [...]

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The Baby Who Saved My Life

I have been unable to even begin to write about my pregnancy and birth of my 11th living child for months, until now, as if the depth of my experience was beyond any words or clever ways I could express... I write to you humbly, as a staunch pro-child, pro-life mother who loves to be [...]

How to Survive Complete Loss of Power… Part II

Our day had begun with thinking that maybe we could squeeze in one little trip to Niagra Falls before the school year started.... complete with my 12 year old son using an iPad to show us a 3-D streaming of the Falls. Smart phones and lights and TV's and laptops and window air conditioners hummed [...]

But, have you tried THIS?!

I am a migraine sufferer. And not just any type of the millions of migraine sufferers throughout the world... I am one who has them so severely that medication and natural cures seem to barely touch them. For over three decades. I've had my fair share of trips to the ER when the pain far [...]

Life Unexpected – Part I

  It was a crisp Colorado morning in January... And when I say "crisp," I mean a "crisp" -10 degrees.  Nevertheless, the sky was clear, and the sun was bright and beautiful, which is typical of living on the east side of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Our beloved small group of farm [...]