The Cork Board

A photography-dabbling, primal-eating, black-belt seeking, housework-hating, triathlon-trying, homeschooling, grace-needing mom's attempt to capture life as it happens with 6 kids from all over the globe.

Foto Flashback Friday

DISCLAIMER: These are last year’s (June 2014) dance recital photos because that’s how behind in life I am. With 6 kids and 2 drivers, we obviously have to be selective to which extracurricular activities we commit. While saying, “no” to the kids can be hard (especially in today’s culture), it has forced everyone to really examine where their giftings, passions, and talents lie ....more

How to help #Baltimore

I keep hearing/seeing phrases like “black lives matter” and “racial reconciliation.” I’m sick of them. They are just creating more divisions. I’ll be the first to admit that racism is alive and well, but the problems in Baltimore (or any where else for that matter) are not just about race ....more

Race, Riots, and Relationship

The facts: 1. Freddie Gray was a black young man who was arrested and died in police custody. 2. Freddie’s death sparks protests which then turn violent and create a crazy, downward spiral throughout Baltimore City. 3 ....more

{Classical Conversations} Cycle 3 | Week 24

We’re really simplifying this year. You can see our Game Plan...more

Mothers on the Mind

Life is always crazy with us, but somehow, during the past couple weeks, we’ve managed to up the ante. I haven’t had much time to breath let alone put together many cohesive thoughts for the blog. Fortunately, I think I’m going to get my feet back under me this week and weekend ....more

{Classical Conversations} Cycle 3 | Week 23

We’re really simplifying this year. You can see our Game Plan...more

Jesus Knows

I’m not usually a huge fan of devotionals; however, I wanted to intentionally recognize this Lenten season, and , I came across this free devotional....more

Detox Your Dishwasher

This was the first area of our house detox that I almost thought wouldn’t happen. I scoured the internet for recipes and tried anything I could find that was Borax-free. (I haven’t decided I’m against Borax in cleaning but I know a lot are trying to avoid it.) I did loads of dishes that came out cloudy, filmy, or just straight up still soiled ....more

{Classical Conversations} Cycle 3 | Week 22

We’re really simplifying this year. You can see our Game Plan...more

Adoption: See All Sides of the Story

Months ago, someone posted a link to this Dan Rather story on the “Shameful Side of International Adoption.” I recently just got around to watching it since we’ve been busy dealing with the Trauma Side of International Adoption. The segment starts with a recap of the story of Hannah Williams. While...more