A Mom and a Fireman.

Here is a post from the past but still fun and very applicable. :) As many of you know I am a fireman's wife. Being a fireman's wife is a unique position, and although lonely at times, when he is home he is all mine. There is no work taking up the kitchen table and when something breaks he's right there to fix it. He understands more then most what being a mom looks like because I'm not so sure life at the firehouse is much different then life at home. Here is a small list of how a mom...

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Today is a day

Today was so stressful that even the sky was stressed with hours of lightning and thunder. Some days just seem like they will swallow you whole if you let it. I love my Fireman! I'm not sure where I would be without him, but I can imagine I might be on a crazy cycle with everyone I met. He keeps me grounded in truth when I am swimming in a sea of feelings. He had left for a dump run and a quick trip to the grocery store, and in that time I was experiencing friendship troubles. I called him...

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The annual Blog Party #UBP14

I am fashionably late to this party! This is my 4th year participating with the Ultimate Blog Party, and each year I read new blogs that often end up in my RSS feed on "Pulse." I started The Sierra Home Companion in the fall of 2008. I had just ran and broke my hip in the Nike Women's 1/2 Marathon in San Francisco and with nothing but time on my hands I began this blog. Over the years I have tried new themes and looks for the blog but my content has always remained the same. I write about my...

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Linking homeschooling and marriage, are they similar?

When I first looked into homeschooling it was similar to a new relationship. I wanted to know everything there was to know about homeschooling. I talked to everyone I knew who homeschooled their children and asked them how they did it. I'll admit that I had a few unrealistic ideas about homeschooling, such as, sitting on the couch reading books all day and my son asking to do school. I know without a shadow of a doubt that God had called me to homeschool my kids, but I had my reservations. I finally settled on a curriculum and mapped out...

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Happy 2013!

Happy New Year!! I pray your 2013 will be filled with joy. I know 2012 was a hard year for a lot of people, but remember a new day comes everyday with new blessings and grace just for the day. If you wake up on 1/2/2013 and you have already failed know there is grace without condemnation in a free relationship with Jesus Christ. He is the best best gift that has come and will come back. May those of you who know Him become closer to Him and for those that don't I pray this will be your year....

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At the end of the day.

What's happening in the Sierra's? Mom: I have had 2 interviews thus far with 3 more to go for an awesome job opportunity in the Homeschooling field. I would love to share more but if I get it you'll be the first to know. I am no longer the Board President for our preschool co-op and my daughter is now home with J and I. I have been dreaming of this day for months, and now we are all under the same house schooling around the table. Sure it's not perfect but it's pretty close to it. Fireman, the kids...

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Blossom where you are planted.

You know what they say...tell people your goals so you can be held accountable. Well my husband and I are going to begin blossoming where we are planted. He and I have two areas in our life that each of us can not overcome on our own. I have a fear of people and doing my business the way it is intended to run, and he has a hard time committing to a healthy lifestyle. Each of us wants the other to succeed in these areas so we've decided to make a 60 day goal. Starting April 1st and for...

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Big purchases in marriage can bring out the worst in each other.

My husband and I have been married now for a little over 6 years and we have never purchased a car together. In fact we've never purchased anything that big. We were blessedย  with two Suburbs that were gifts one before we were married and one shortly after. They have run great, but like all great things one is coming towards the end of our time with it. We have some strict criteria when looking for a car, which might be why we don't own a new one. All of my husbands length is in his torso, so finding a...

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