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Married mom of 3 in mid twenties. I love being a stay at home mom, and plan on going to college to be a preschool/kindergarten teacher.

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Mariposa Mom is all about change. In personal life, in relationships, in parenting, relating to God... Change is inevitable, and my goal is to provide some encouragement and share my stories with.. readers facing their own changes.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Enough
    on Sep 25, 2014
    I haven't written in FOREVER, but just had to do some writing tonight. This is more for me than anyone. It's not written fancy. It doesn't have great flow. It not worthy of being in a magazine or being highlighted and shared on every social media sit...
  • Good-Night
    on Jan 15, 2013
    Just another night where I feel like I have failed as a mom. So many days, my nerves are so frayed and my mood so sour that bed time ends up cut short and I walk away feeling like crying. Upon reflection tonight of my rotten attitude and the tears th...
  • Moments to Remember
    on Dec 4, 2011
         As Christmastime is now upon us, I feel joyful and bubbly. I love the typical Christmasy things: Nativity set, stockings, tree, candy canes, presents, etc. But more than that, it's the memories, and the opportunities to make...
  • Our Schedule (so far)
    on Aug 21, 2011
    We were planning on starting our school year on September 5, to give more time for prep. and all that. But I figured I had all the curriculum, and we were probably as ready as we'd ever be. So this last week we started school!Here is the basic schedu...
  • (Not) Back to School Photo Share
    on Aug 14, 2011
    Week 3 of the Not Back to School Blog Hop is happening now, and we are sharing about our students. Well, technically it's a "(not) back to school" photo share, so I'll try not to write too much. :) We haven't officially started our school year yet, s...
  • Our School Room
    on Aug 6, 2011
    This month I am linking up with Heart of the Matter Online for their "Not Back To School Blog Hop." Each week focuses on a different aspect of homeschooling (curriculum, school room, students, and scheduling), and bloggers are encouraged to link up...
  • Getting the Hang of It?
    on Aug 5, 2011
    My last blog detailed what curriculum we will be using for this, our first, year of homeschooling. I am SO excited about everything, and in true mom fashion, I believe that we may even breeze through some of it so quickly that I'll be ordering next y...
  • Homeschool Curriculum Choices for Year 1!!!
    on Jul 31, 2011
    This is our first year of homeschooling. We are nervous. We are most likely over-analyzing. We are trying to find out all that we can before we actually get started. Overall, we are super excited to begin this journey of home educating our kids and i...
  • Numbers
    on Jul 10, 2011
    Just some things I've been thinking about as my oldest had his 6th birthday and the younger ones are coming up on theirs also.Number of:Years I've been married: 7 (almost)Years I've been a mommy: 6Children I have: 3Birthday parties I have "thrown": 1...
  • The Ball is Rolling!
    on Jul 7, 2011
    The land is ours!!! Officially, in paper, by contract, it. is. ours. We own a piece of property! How amazing is that!? And not only that, we are beginning construction on our very own house. Home. Dwelling. Amazing! This has been such an amazingly qu...
  • Counting
    on Jun 18, 2011
    What is going on in my life? Well, lets see...*I'm stressing about the house situation from every possible angle*My weight is up and I'm pretending I don't care*I'm always tired even when I miraculously get 8 hours of sleep*Headaches and backaches ha...
  • Priorities, Personality, Patience
    on Jun 15, 2011
    "A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly." Proverb 14:29A few weeks ago, my mom sent me a link to a site w/ a 30 Day Challenge... to work on goals, priorities and making them happen. I wasn't terribly excited ab...
  • What's Up with That?
    on Jun 2, 2011
    "You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy."-Arthur AsheMy mom talked me into doing this 30 Day Challenge thing that's all about making goals, prio...
  • Quick Sum Up
    on May 14, 2011
    It's been a while since I updated, because it feels like there's not a whole lot to update about. I can sum up in three paragraphs.Since beginning this phase of life (weight loss) on February 14,2011, I have lost between 15 and 17 lbs. It still fluct...
  • Peace
    on Mar 22, 2011
    "Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset."St. FrancisI'm sure I'm not alone in this. Fear and worry and anxiety has gripped our world,...
  • 1 month
    on Mar 16, 2011
    "We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment."Jim RohnWell, I have to say, things are not going as I would like. I have now been sticking to this "diet"/way of eating for a month, and I have st...
  • on Mar 7, 2011
    So I suppose it's time for another update.Things are progressing slowly but surely. Our family has been eating healthier, Chris and I have been sticking to the Atkins "diet" plan, and have both lost in the neighborhood of 8-9 lbs. Oh, and I haven't c...
  • Good Plan
    on Feb 16, 2011
    Chris and I started on the Atkins diet this week. It took us a while to come to the decision to do it, hearing varied opinions of the healthiness and well-roundedness of the meal plans. We looked into the plan, caloric/carbohydrate requirements, and...
  • Words
    on Jan 26, 2011 in words
    "It is with a word as with an arrow -- once you let it loose it does not return."Source UnknownTonight I am tired. My mind refuses to be occupied by the silly computer games I am attempting to pass the time with, and instead keeps wondering and think...
  • End of Week 1
    on Jan 24, 2011 in challenge weight loss willpower
    "Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."Vincent van GoghToday is Monday, one week after I first started this blogging challenge to myself. I have to say I am proud of myself for staying strong and resi...