The Most Important Legacy…

What is the most important Legacy you want to leave your children? Have you thought about it?  I have been thinking about this a lot.  It is very obvious for me to "label" the legacy ...Faith... but the next question I asked myself is where I have been re-evaluating... How do I spend my time with my children? Since I home educate, I have all day everyday with my sweet blessings; but how much of [...]

By |October 29th, 2011|Blog, Leaving A Legacy, Reflections|4 Comments

The Wrestling in My Soul

For some time now, there has been a wrestling in my soul.At times the restlessness looks like disappointment, at times frustration, at times lack of confidence, lack of concentration because I get so distracted by what I think I should be pursueing, uncertainty of what God has planned for me. My greatest personal desire in life, aside from all the "motherly hopes and dreams" one has for her children, is to be obedient to Christ [...]

By |October 5th, 2011|Blog, Reflections|1 Comment

Joy for Resurrection Day!

Isaiah 53:3-12"He was despised and rejected by men,a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering...Surely He took up our infirmitiesand carried our sorrowsyet we considered him stricken by God,smitten by him, and afflicted.But he was pierced for our transgressions,he was crushed for our iniquities;the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,and by his wounds we are healed...By oppression and judgement he was taken away...Yet it was the Lord's will to crush him and cause [...]

By |April 24th, 2011|Blog, Reflections|0 Comments

Living on a Mission

Every year people make New Year's Resolutions. I've made them in the past and I am sure you've probably made them as well.Two years ago I got on a mission about not making New Year's Resolution's but reflecting on my life and being honest. Truly honest... about my relationships, physical health, spiritual life, marriage, parenting, nutritional habits, financial goals. Some areas were more encouraging and exciting to evaluate than others of course, but so healthy [...]

By |December 31st, 2010|Blog, Reflections|0 Comments

Productive Play

Toys for Birthdays, Toys for Christmas, Toys for Education???After being at the local toy store and being over whelmed by the quantity of junk they call toys as well as the lack of quality toys I have decided to awaken my blog from a deep sleep. Toys, there are many different ideas and theories out there about them. In sharing some I have encountered, you may be surprised. Hopefully challenged and led to think deeply [...]

By |December 2nd, 2010|Blog, Home School, Reflections|2 Comments

Postpartum Helps & Living Real

Healthy Foods that Help PostPartum:Eggs & Avocado: High in SerotoninKelp/Seaweed/Dulce- Good for thyroid- very vulnerable postpartumSt. John Wart- Herb/TinctureSepia 30c- Homeopathy for Mood Swings(when your critical & snappy)Natrum mur 30c-homeopathy for weepinessPulsatilla 30c- Homeopathy for women desiring sympathy and companyPlatina 30c- Disappointed in everyone and seems aloof, also she feels like shes alone in the world, weepyCimicifuga 30c- Feels like she's in a black cloudAnacardium 30c- Better while eating , but sad again soon after. [...]

By |October 10th, 2010|BIRTH, Blog, Homeopathy, Natural Meds, Reflections|10 Comments

Labor of Love

"A Labor of Love" Ethan's Birth Story After weeks of feeling like a "ticking time bomb" the day finally arrived. As the Sunday morning bustle commenced, I focused inward, trying to "read" my body. Was this the big day? Kids showering, getting all cleaned up for church, packing bags and all the usual details of the morning, but with added pleasure of Gramma's company. As Sarah & Isaac held down the fort I went for [...]

By |September 22nd, 2010|BIRTH, Blog, Reflections|0 Comments

He has a Name!

ETHAN CREED TOLPIN Proverbs 22:1"A good name is more desirable than great riches, to be esteemed is far better than silver or gold."Ethan: Hebrew, Meaning: Firmness, Steadfast in TruthRomans 8:28"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose."Creed: Latin, Meaning: Belief, Power in FaithMatthew 8:10"Truly I tell you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith."(Also motivated by [...]

By |August 19th, 2010|Blog, Reflections, Scrapbook|0 Comments

The 1st due date-

Today was the first due date given that I would meet our son for the first time... and here I am... no change... Since I have NEVER gone over due... had 2 babies on their due dates... and two 11 days early... and one daughter 13 days early.... I am in a bit of nervous uncharted territory! I tend to have big babies... no really BIG babies...Here is the run down... Kelsey (8.5lb-due date)... Austin [...]

By |August 4th, 2010|Blog, Reflections|3 Comments

A Special Date with Megan

Megan is my little artist at heart...as well as my lovey girl!She is the kid in the house that needs more affection and attention at times lately.She used to be so "easy"... never really had tantrums... which I thought was b/c of child training, but have realized after having more than 3, that I was just very blessed with having a gentle quiet spirited daughter. Now that she is 5 and a half ( which [...]

By |July 22nd, 2010|Blog, Home School, Kids Crafts, Reflections|0 Comments