Welcome, thank you for visiting, I’m Amy.  You’ll find my heart here — which is mostly with my children and teaching them to learn and love.  I pray I can be a resource and encouragement to other parents and teachers.

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I am blessed with my angels: John ( 8/10 ) and May ( 9/12 ) and Lin ( 5/30 ), and my husband, Marshall {their middle names}.

I am always learning.

I love to teach and nurture my children — I am blessed to be their constant as a stay-at-home mom.

I am passionate about early literacy and phonics and music — I have a Masters in Elementary Education, studied voice performance, and am a former Kindergarten teacher.

I am passionate about health, not medicine — I am a former vegan but now love and crave the goodness of saturated fat from animals.  I love to eat.  I don’t count calories.

I am passionate about homebirth and breastfeeding and cloth diapering and gentle parenting — but many of my friends “cry it out” and I don’t think they are horrible moms.  I believe a baby is a baby who deserves to live and to live whole.

I am passionate about Israel and America {and I’m a Sergeant First Class in the Army Reserve}.

I love to laugh, easy craft, cook, eat, talk politics, garden/kill plants, argue and debate.

I am stubborn, but still loved and sought after by my Creator and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

I pray that I serve God with my words — and that my time spent here will not be time taken away from Him or my family.


My favorite personal posts:

The home birth story of my son

The water birth of my daughter

Live for what matters {step away from the internet}

What captivates me? {are we addicted to screens?}

Creating a content closet

Be healthy for you {sleep / eat / move}

Favorite homeschooling posts:

Montessori learning

Reggio Emilia inspired approach

10 reasons to read to your child

Early Literacy Stages series

Connecting with my son and how boys learn

Our Preschool Plans

Preschool essentials for kids

Crafting essentials for moms

The difficulties and joys of breastfeeding my son:

Nursing after a tongue tie {pumping for six weeks until he finally latched}

Nursing through thrush and teeth

Generations of breastfeeding joy

Weaning my firstborn

My heart towards my dear daughter:

Daddy’s little girl

My second nursling {breastfeeding through bleeding and a tongue tie}

Babywearing my sweet girl

Can I love my second child?

Our wedding:

the dress

the flowers

the day

On breaking my arm:

85 things I’m thankful for {after breaking my arm}

Mercies anew {amidst deployment, death, and a broken arm}

Lessons from my arm break

My arm will be new again

Perspective about a broken arm

A year after I broke my arm

{my photography of the outdoors}


1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

Psalm 91

Please email me with questions, comments, ideas, or thoughts: amy @ wildflowerramblings . com.

I hope I can be a resource and encouragement to you, blessings,


Family, author, and button photo credit: SDReevesPhotography