Hi there! My name is Kati and I am a stay at home mom to five kids. Yes, I said five. Ages seven, four, two and two three month old twins! I know, I know, we may be slighlty crazy. We are raising our little family in beautiful Southern California and are homeschooling/unschooling our oldest… Continue reading Party of seven here!
Let's face it, from the moment we walked through the front door of our home with two more little bundles of joy, I quickly realized "Chaos and Sweat," would be the new theme to my life. Our children were overjoyed to have us home, beaming with excitement to hold the new babies and not so… Continue reading Chaos and Sweat
I'd be lying if I said we've had the best year of home schooling. Moving, having two toddlers, and being pregnant with twins has seriously thrown a wrench into our normal flow. There has been almost no "adventuring" in the last five months, and I have struggled to even make it through each day. I… Continue reading Homeschooling through a twin Pregnancy… (35 weeks and counting)
I have been MIA from blog land for quite a while. This has been by far one of the most hectic/exciting/exhausting summers I have ever had. We have found out we are having twins, made it through the first trimester fatigue while packing and moving. We've been evacuated from our new home because of a… Continue reading Update! Summer is wrapping up, time to find a groove.
We recently found out that we will be welcoming twins into our family! I'm sure most of you who read this are thinking, oh my, five kids! Honestly I'm right there with you. This news was so shocking it took a few weeks to really set in. Wait. Me. Five. Kids. Ahhhhh! I'm sure you… Continue reading Double the Trouble, Double the Blessings.
Today a friend of mine suggested I write a home school supply list. She is going to be starting her first year of home schooling with her kindergartner in the fall. Yay! Go her! I thought this was a great idea, so here you go. First of all, I try to keep purchases to a… Continue reading Home School Supplies
With Summer in full swing, we have been busy non-stop. Spending a lot of time at the beach and pool, and enjoying some family time. Since this was my first year of home schooling, I wasn't sure how our summer would look. Would we still do our mini lessons? Would we just continue adventuring? Would… Continue reading Planning for First Grade
Mom shame. That constant feeling that you aren't doing enough, you aren't thin enough, you aren't rich enough, you aren't organized enough. The list goes on and on, and I know many women, and moms fall victim to that ugly voice inside their heads. When this happens I feel like we look somewhere to place… Continue reading Mom Shame
Sweet summer time is upon us here in Southern California. I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. My inner Oregonian screams for relief from the ridiculous temperatures, and honestly, every month here is basically Summer. I'm like one of those scenes from a movie. That character wandering lost through the desert, dehydrated… Continue reading “Summer Time and the Livin’s Easy”
Living in Southern California is amazing. There are mountains, deserts, beaches, and everything else in between. Living by the beach means so many beautiful places to visit and fun things to do. However, there are no giant trees, no perfectly fresh mountain air, and no pretty wildflowers growing alongside a winding mountain road. Heading to… Continue reading Big Bear Adventure
Living in Southern California is expensive. There is no way around it. With house prices nearing a million dollars and rent sky rocketing, it makes it hard. So we live in a small house. Partly out of necessity, and partly by choice. Continuing to live small allows me to stay home with the kids, home… Continue reading Living Small and Room Sharing.