Hi! I’m Leah.
Welcome to Ponderings From My Heart!
Why Ponderings From My Heart?
I love to share the exciting things I discover about health, homeschooling, homemaking, and country living; as well as the little things that God whispers to my heart. It could be a new hands-on way of teaching a topic in 2nd grade math. Maybe it’s a lesson I learned through my daughter’s eyes. Or it just might be an epic rant on how much I hate, loathe, despise, and abominate mice. Whatever it is, I hope you find something valuable here to take with you.
I was homeschooled K-12 and would’ve had it no other way. I worked in a flower shop and taught piano through college, until I graduated with a degree in Business Management. I got married the week after my finals. My husband and I have been married for twelve years now. We have a ten year old son and four year old daughter. They’re my favorite people in the world. My son is getting braces and entering middle school next year and my daughter is already testing out her independence. Hold me.
We have four acres on the outskirts of town in the great big sunny southwest. We share our space with our tail wagging, face licking, hair shedding, miniature dachshund and a feisty flock of eighteen hens.
My Oreo and gummy bear addiction (Sam’s Club sized, of course) was challenged after I had my son and started experiencing an array of health issues. My joints hurt, my stomach hurt, I had no energy, I was dizzy, I bruised easily and severely, I had bouts of diarrhea with blood and cramping, my gums bled, and my bones even hurt. I honestly thought I was dying. After dozens of doctors, tests, blood work, and one nightmarish colonoscopy, I got a phone call from my doctor saying I had Crohn’s disease. And that’s where my journey to find and hopefully restore my health began.
Several years later I have found that, for me, through God’s guidance and direction, taking potent probiotics, eating real unprocessed foods, and taking a variety of necessary supplements has helped me feel alive and human once again.
I spend my time teaching my children, sorting laundry, cleaning up spills, avoiding crowds, praying for my children, trapping fruit flies, shooing chickens, kissing owies, reading stories, reviewing homeschool curriculum, and thanking God for the life He’s given me.