This blog covers lots of my life from 2007 until now.
I have always tried to share love and joy and the truest beautiful dreams that were in my heart. My life has had some rocky turns. Basically there is a lot of life on this blog. It is all mine — the happiness and the pain.
I am the mother of four delightful children: a 25-year-old son, a 22-year-old son, a 19-year-old son, and a bright and bubbly 15-year-old daughter. I love gardening, roses, and all things romantic and Victorian.
I’m a North Carolina girl and I love sharing North Carolina links and information. I do medical transcription from home, but my true love is painting, sewing, and making sweet little dolls from clay who are named and have their own stories to tell. I also make old-fashioned brooches. I love the idea of upcycling/recycling. In that regard, I make and sell shoulder bags and altered couture. See my Etsy shop.
For 13 years continuously, I homeschooled some or all of my four children, but the time came that our homeschool had to be closed. It was the end of a beautiful chapter in my life. I will always be a strong supporter of homeschooling and I will continue to review books and maintain my homeschool website, The Healthy Homeschool.
A Mother’s Journal was created over five years ago to share homeschool, housekeeping and crafting ideas. Over the years, however, it has evolved into a thrift store fashion blog, a place to vent, and so on as my children have grown and I approach my 50s. Join me to see what new outfit is dragged home from G.W. Boutique next! (That’s Goodwill, by the way!)
I am an affiliate for a few websites on line such. If you see a link to one of these sites on my blog, it likely has my affiliate link included so that I make a small percentage from sales that I have generated by way of review, etc. Occasionally I will be asked to do a paid review by a website. If I accept that offer, I will always say in my post that I have been asked to do that review. I’ll always be honest, too.
If you wonder, does she have more stuff on line?, the answer is yes.