• Benefits of Working From Home

    Benefits of working from home

    Are there benefits from working from home? After my last post, I wanted to look at the other end of things, mainly, that yes there are many benefits from working from home, and even that some possible ‘issues’ with working from home are benefits too. Family Time My husband, Paul has worked retail for over 8 years. He has a great job, and we are blessed, but there is one thing you can count on with retail work, your schedule is constantly changing. I thrive on schedules, using my calendar to schedule things weeks in advance. That’s just not possible with a husband who works retail. We know his schedule one week…

  • Is Working From Home for Me_

    Is working from home for me?

    Lots of people want to work from home, but have you ever asked yourself, ‘Is working from home for me?’ In my last post, I talked about how I began working from home and I do love working from home. Working from home is something I had wanted to do since our kids were young.  I’ve always liked working and keeping busy, and since I was a stay at home mom, trying to find some work to do from home seemed logical. I tried to put together a lot of work from home jobs, but not many panned out for a long time. Right before I started working at HSB…

  • work from home

    Do you work from home?

    I have been a work at home wife and mother for 7 years.  My work from home journey started back in November 2011, and it started in a very unusual way. In September 2003 we moved from Illinois, where I had a huge homeschool support group, to a small town in Idaho, with hardly any support at all. Around 2005 I found a homeschooling blogging site called HomeschoolBlogger.com, and a friend of mine encouraged me to join to make some more homeschool friends.  Unbeknownst to me at the time, that one decision would eventually make it possible for me to do what I love while working from home. My work…

  • 24th Wedding Anniversary

    On June 11th we celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary! We decided to keep it low key this year and just drove to Jackson Hole Wy, which is a few hours away from us.  It was our first time there, and it was so much fun.  We walked around, enjoyed the sites and loved the beauty of nature. I am so blessed to be with Paul for 24 years.  It hasn’t always been easy, but I couldn’t imagine my life with anyone else.  I thank the Lord that He brought Paul into my life.  I look forward to at least 24 more years.  🙂

  • Life Changes

    I had no idea 9 months ago when I wrote the post Colder Weather that I wouldn’t have the time or even desire to blog for such a long time.  As my title says, there have been a lot of Life Changes in the past nine months.  For the most part, I can’t talk about a lot of the changes but to say one of our children has gone through some major issues which have impacted our lives tremendously.  It’s been a long, hard, tiring, road, but we’ve seen the Lord work miracles during this time.  The Lord gave me Ephesians 3:20 when it first started getting really hard in…