Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ultimate Blog Party

If you are linking over from The Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Moms, welcome to Life as a Mother...of Many!  I am so glad that you have stopped by.  This is my first time to join in the party...can't wait to check out all of the other blogs out there.



A little about me.  Well...I am a thirty-something Christian, Texas native (must put that in...love my roots), with six precious little blessings.  I was homeschooled in the 80's back when nobody...and I mean nobody was doing that and few people had heard of it.  I went on to earned a BS in Elementary Education, married the love of my life, Peter, followed him to Virginia and supported him through law school...by teaching...so those were amazingly tight but fabulous days.  Then, we moved to Arizona where we have lived for a decade now.  I love my family, photography, History, and politics.  Yes, I know...a nerd by any definition...haha.  You can read more about me in the "about me" tab at the top of my blog.


I started blogging last October with the desire to build this blog into a reference for moms...especially Christian homeschool moms...on all things mom related.  I blog about my daily life as a wife and homeschooling mother of six amazing kids, how I manage daily life, cultivate character in my kids (and myself!), educate six little ones on differing levels, involve our family in local politics, enjoy the beauty of the Arizona desert, strive to live a natural, healthy lifestyle, and photograph it all.

So, if these topics appeal to you, or you are just curious why anyone would have six kids and what it is like...haha...then come and stay for a while:)


Here are a few of my favorite and most popular posts since I began posting in October.


Mommy, Find My Heart
Gaining and keeping the hearts of our children.


Getting to the BOTTOM of it 
How-to on making cloth diapers.


From Fresh to Frozen
How-to on making homemade baby food.


Goodbye "Not Me"
Organizing with many children.



I also have a few ongoing series. Here are my favorite ones.


 Learning Through the Elections 
This is a series on how we are taking advantage of this election year to educate and involve our kids in the political proces.


Fantastic Friday
This is a series on field trips and hands-on learning that we do on Fridays...making every Friday a "Fantastic Friday".


Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog.  I hope you have been blessed by the topics and come back often to share mommy ideas.


See you soon!



23 comments:

  1. Welcome to the world of blogging. Our girls are grown now, but we loved homeschooling in the 80's.

    I am hopping over from UBP. Happy party week.

    Fondly,
    Glenda
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    1. Yay! A fellow homeschooler. Thanks for stopping by:)

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  2. Allison, what a precious family you have! How fun to have so many boys and one sweet girl. Our little man would love to join in on the fun at your house! :)
    Blessings to you!
    Jessica

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    1. Jessica, my daughter would just love all the girls in your home. She is praying that she gets a little sister one day:)

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  3. Hi! I'm stopping by from UBP! Your family is adorable!

    I'm also a Christian, homeschooling mom that likes photography! :) My 3 children are 11, 10, and 8. Look forward to reading your blog!
    God bless you and yours!

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    1. How fun! I enjoy all types of photography, but mostly people...children...especially my own:) Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I'm a fellow Texan too, and we just came frome the desert almost two years ago! :) I am glad to follow your blog!

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    1. Seems like we have traded places:) Glad to meet you at the UBP.

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  5. found you on UBP. What a wonderful blog. I love all the photos...what a sweet family. As a "mother of many" you have so much to share with other women. May God bless you and your blog. I'm a new follower.

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    1. Thank you, Gail, and thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Hi I am stopping by from the hop. I also am a homeschooling mommy to six. Sadly our last son was stillborn on 1-24-12. I have all boys and one girl also. I just started blogging in Feb when Jonathan went to heaven. I also love photography...Wow we have a lot in common :) I am so happy to have found you!

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    1. Hi Tesha, great to meet you here at the UBP! I am so sorry for your loss and grieve with you. I have had three miscarriages over the years at different stages. Most recently, we said goodbye to one of our little ones just last month. I am happy to have found you here too and share in your journey!

      And, I guess we both stay up late too:)

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  8. I hopped over from UBP and now I'm wondering how many people we might both possibly know.

    I'm also from Texas and was home schooled back in the 80's. I'm a 30 something mom to three-so-far and we're beginning our home school journey this fall. (My husband was also home schooled growing up.)

    So getting a kick out of you lovin' your Texas roots. My brother and his family still live in TX and they LOVE it. I moved to Oregon and love it here.

    Wonderful, wonderful meeting you! Definitely sticking you in my Google reader.

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    1. How fun! So glad to meet you. We very well may have common friends from those days. I grew up in Beaumont. What part of Texas are you from?

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  9. Beautiful,beautiful family! Thanks for stopping by my blog and thank you for the sweet comment! We are actually considering homeschool for the next school year so I will definitely be visiting frequently!!

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    1. Thanks! If you decide to homeschool, you will love it. But, I am a little biased:) Do they have a summer homeschool convention in your area? I would highly suggest going. Ours is one of the highlights of my year...every year. Blessings.

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  10. You have some adorable kiddos!! Just stopping by from the UBP! Enjoy!!

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    1. Thanks Miranda. Just hopped over to your blog:) Too bad we can't put our weather requests in to your husband...haha. Great to meet you via the UBP.

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  11. Hi, stopping by from the UBP. I'm also a homeschooling mom of 6. Lovely family. Nice to "meet" you!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Amber. I jumped over to your blog as well:) Looks like we have a great deal in common. Great to meet you here at the UBP.

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  12. Hi, there! It's so nice to "meet" you. Wait a second... Oh, yeah. I know you. You're that crazy lady with all of those kids. hee, hee. Don't you love it when I come on your blog and bug you? I really do love your blog, though, almost as much as I love your family.

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  13. I do love it when you come on my blog...and you never bug me!! :)

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