There are so few who know what it’s like to grow up in a family with lots of children which means there are even less people who know what it’s like to be the oldest of lots of siblings. I asked my oldest daughter to write about what it’s like to be the oldest of … [Read more…]
As the name of my blog – HEALTHY Simplicity – implies our family tries to live in a health-conscious way. This past summer we’ve had so many things that we believed about health turned upside down. Last June my husband started experiencing symptoms of what we assumed was kidney stones. This puzzled us because he … [Read more…]
Here are some quotes that encourage me when I’m discouraged with my “job”. Do you have a favourite homemaking quote?
Today is my dad’s birthday! I thought I would introduce you to him by telling you all the things I appreciate about my dad. Here’s my list in no particular order. Devoted – I know of two things that my dad is wholly devoted to: 1) The Lord. He loves the Lord with all his … [Read more…]
We’re kind of hit-and-miss about having a back-to-school party. It all depends on how rested I am at the end of the summer. One thing for sure, I always strive to keep it as simple as possible so I’m not adding to my stress load. Also, we generally have it the day before school starts … [Read more…]
About two months ago we moved into a new house. There were many factors involved in making this move. The most important one was that we needed a house with an in-law suite for my parents. My parents currently are very active and healthy, but it was beginning to worry me in the back of … [Read more…]
I love maps and studying them. I love reading books about other cultures. However, I’ve found that a lot of geography textbooks can be rather dull. I can now say with full confidence that learning geography can be fun. The other day a pin came up in my Pinterest feed about computer games that a … [Read more…]