I’m excited to introduce you to Stephanie from Harrington Harmonies today!
Stephanie and Brian Harrington have served together, Brian in Active Duty and Stephanie as his spouse, both in the USAF and US Army active duty for a combined 16 years. They have been married for 21 years and have moved 15 times in 17 years. Their family has been stationed in Japan and Germany as well as stateside and Brian has deployed to Kuwait and Hatti. They write and sing music together and hope to encourage other military families. They have also homeschooled for 10+ years.
You’re busy in your blogging, Stephanie. What sites do you currently have?
Can you tell us more about each of the blogs?
The idea for Harrington Harmonies is that all the people of a family, and all the facets of their lives, come together and make one beautiful composition with the fullness and completion of a song with harmonies. This blog is very inclusive and covers a wide range of family life issues from faith reflections to ideas for the next holiday celebration.
Hence our motto came to be :
* sing * pray * learn * serve * create *
We sing together, pray often, learn daily, serve our country, and create along the way!
Nature Notebook is our digital online nature notebook, Charlotte Mason Style.
The Eucharistic Life is a catechism I wrote on the Eucharist based on series of talks I had given from 2003-2005 to Catholic Military Communities using Ecclessia de Eucharistia. It is just being developed but will be the heart and soul of my blogging to come.
What is your Confirmation name and why did you choose it?
Anne is my confirmation name. I remember that I almost picked Dymphna, because I was deeply impressed with her courage and fortitude in bearing with a severely mentally ill father. But I picked Anne because she was the mother of Mary. I guess I always knew I would be a mother.
If you could have anything for dessert tonight, what would it be?
Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie. It’s the best made with my new pumpkin and apple pie spice mixes.
What are some of your favorite things about being Catholic?
I love being Catholic for many reasons. But since I move so much its is nice that where ever I go, the Church is always the same. I can always feel at home with in the Catholic Church.
If you had $100 that you had to spend on yourself, what would you buy?
I’d get my hair done. Such maintenance!
Can you share a tip that you feel makes your life more manageable?
Cleaning out Clutter. Do it often. Simplicity keeps me sane. I don’t think I could move so much with stuff I don’t really need.
I always have a box for thrift store near my door and take it to the thrift store weekly. I place stuff that I don’t need in I when I see it. I can’t afford to accumulate plus donating helps others.
What are five of your favorite websites to visit?
The Army Chaps Wife – I really like her Monday meditations and look forward to them as a nice start for my week.
Curriculum Choice – I just started writing reviews here, but have learned so much about homeschool curriculum that I didn’t know. Great info here.
Our Good Life – I really like her down to earth and simple faithfulness to the Lord.
Red Oak Road – Linking up for Thankful Thursday keeps me hunting the good stuff in life.
Homeschool Share – Love the site to accompany this blog..so much good stuff absolutely free. They are wonderful.
What are some of your family’s favorite things to do together?
We like to sight see. We view where we live as one big vacation so we are big time “field trippers.” We are always exploring when life affords us the time.