The Mom Who Feeds Her Kids Kale & Onions for Breakfast {sometimes}

I tend to be a last minute, wing-it kind of person, but five children, a home business, and four years of homeschooling later . . . I’m learning a little about the beauty of planning ahead for my household! AND the better food my children eat in the morning, the better their concentration for learning! In case you haven’t figured it out by now, boxed cereal doesn’t typically fall in that category of healthy or long-satisfying! I love when my children eat eggs, but the mess can sometimes be too much for every weekday morning. So prep ahead egg foods are the BEST thing for us!

My children are used to me making them try new foods quite often . . . They don’t have to eat a lot, because I know tastebuds will develop, but I’d love for them to love and appreciate a RAINBOW of colors in their diet! (And I might also be slightly scarred by the fact that once when traveling with a group to Taiwan, a young adult had tastebuds for ONLY the McDonalds menu when we had AMAZING foreign foods all around us. Umm, yeah. God’s world is so much more amazing than that, and I want them to appreciate that!!)

So, this frittata, along with several other food items, were prepped Sunday night when the rest of the family was happy and entertained with their own projects! {I do love some “alone” time in the kitchen!!} All of the children liked the frittata~ though two of them were trying to pull out all of the onions until I made them try them! They were caramelized and delicious! Still, their “reward” of dipping the bread in fig balsamic may still have been their favorite part of breakfast! Oh well, one day they will appreciate the finer flavors of life!!

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Kale & Caramelized Onion Frittata

1 bunch kale~remove from stems and chop finely
1 or 2 purple onions~cut into long, thin strips

Heat a bit of olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat, add the onions and a piece of salt. Saute for 5-10 minutes.
Add chopped kale leaves and stems, cook for 20-25 minutes, add more oil/lower heat as needed.

8 eggs~whisk in a large bowl
I added in a generous splash of heavy whipping cream too!
Stir in onions and kale, cheese crumbles, and season with 1/2 tsp fresh round black pepper.
Pour into an old 8×8 or 9×9 pan. Sprinkle with a little more salt.
4-6 oz feta or other favorite cheese (I used Asiago because I love it and had it on hand!)
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until no longer highly. Allow to cool.
Eat now or later! Cover with foil to store and then just reheat for 15-20 minutes.

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When My Heart


Do you ever just want to hold still and stop time?
I’m raising my hand over here!
In part to freeze the wonderful time of life:
the ages of my children, the place in my marriage, dreams we have been blessed to build.
And sometimes just to stop the clock so that~I’ll be honest,
the kitchen stays clean and the stomachs stay full and the early quiet morning lasts a little longer . . .
before the day turns into another loud and active day…
when they will all look to me again for their daily bread and daily schooling and daily EVERYTHING!!?

For you it might not be *these* things, but *other* things.
And all you really want to do is rest for a long time!
It’s that push-pull of life. The hard work and the fruits of labors.
The joys of it all, but the responsibilities that keep on going when sleeping in would be AMAZING!
(Can you tell my baby isn’t quite sleeping through the night right now??)

All of these emotions and thoughts and sometimes, yes, feelings of overwhelmed that I usually get at some point when I have an infant . . .
they always bring me to my knees before my Maker. To the Lord who made me and knows me. And I realize again how much I need Him.
For you it might be something else, a different season of life.
But in some way, by some means, God is interested in us coming to Him~always.

“Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eye of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God. Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  . . . The Spirit of Truth has come, He will guide you into all truth.”

“The humble He teaches His way.” O Lord, I need you! For today, this moment! For the cooking and the teaching and the leading. The grace to be quiet in your presence, and the strength to serve my people well today.

Yes and Amen!

“When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to THE ROCK that is higher than I.”


::A New Bebe in Our Nest::

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~ Chamberlain Lee ~

It’s kind of a miracle that I’m here to write.
But when a true miracle once again enters your world, I guess other miracles happen too. :)
Our family welcomed this little man into our home five weeks ago!
We are loving and enjoying him tremendously, and it hardly seems right
that he’s growing so quickly and is already pushing out of his newborn clothes!

Chamberlain means “officer in the King’s service” and we pray that for all of his life,
he will live in the service of the King of Kings, Jesus!

We also greatly love and respect the character of Chamberlain, a general in the Civil War,
who was so kind, courageous, and loved his country and his men deeply.
He made tough decisions in difficult times that made a huge impact
on his men and on the future of our country!
Phil and I are aware that our sons will likely live in more difficult times
than what we do now, and we pray that they will be courageous men of God,
leaders in their times, who will love the Lord and do what is right no matter the cost.

One might think that we chose “Lee” for another great Civil War general,
but we actually chose it because Phil’s paternal grandmother’s maiden name was “Lee” . . .
but being from Virginia, the family has often claimed relation to General Robert E. Lee,
though full proof of the claim has yet to be validated. :)

he gathering in my room on the Sunday afternoon (one day) after Chamberlain’s birth.
Some brought food, some came to hold bebe, and I also got a foot rub out of the deal. :)

My one-and-only . . . He took such great care of me and kiddos these past weeks.
Made great breakfasts and brought me coffee and news. <3

Oh, my heart.
Love of my life …. we have three daughters and two sons.
So blessed.
So grateful!





::the sisters::

::paternal grandmother::

::waking to this tiny human beside me, melts me, yes it does….::


::Many of my friends and I are having a baby boom among us,
and it’s so much fun to love on each other and our little ones!::


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“You can tell we have #lotsakids just by the way things are!” :)

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::The Drama Queen Sister::

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Snuggles all around. One bebe on his lap, and one on mine.

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M y heart is full with all the bebe sounds and smells and I’m trying to hang on to each moment
as I can see that this little one is already changing too quickly for me to keep up with! <3
So very grateful for this little one.

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