I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.




Having a GREAT day today. Little bumps here and there. But mostly, days like this, make me feel like YES! This is what I am supposed to be doing! And look at my children blossoming! Before my eyes! And I feel wonderful and blessed and thankful. Also, the boys are being pretty good. That helps. Read More

Jack Loves His Sword


Jack hits Caleb with the knight’s sword. I intervene & deal with the fall out. This is the conversation we had after the intervention. Remember that Jack is a sweet 2-year-old with a soft, tiny voice that occasionally gets a little growly. ME: No more sword, Jackie. JACK: Okay, Mommy. No more sword. (pause) Hey Read More

Baby Books


Since Caleb was born, I’ve been reading a lot of books. Most of them have been about how to keep your baby alive and thriving, and also on breastfeeding. Here are my thoughts on the books I’ve read thus far: The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Read More

I’m Okay With That


It’s been interesting to see how I adapt from crazy-busy Stephanie to Mommy Stephanie. While teaching art full time, crazy-busy Stephanie finished her master’s degree, National Board Certification, several art classes, CLAD credential, BTSA program (don’t ask), and California teaching credential in an amazing four years. She also took on many side gigs such as Read More