His New Day

Beginning Each Day New in

His Mercy


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2016-2017 School Year Re-cap, Student Edition

We finished our school year at the end of May and have been in summer learning mode ever since.  I had this grand idea that I would plan our upcoming school year at the front end summer, while the reality of our days was fresh in my mind, and I could set up realistic plans […]

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Creating like the Creator

Every year, I return from the Great Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati with a few themes that seem to capture my mind and heart over and over again from the various talks that I was able to attend.  This year, one of those prevailing themes was the idea of creating.  As humans, we are created in […]

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Morning Time Plans 2017: Lent (and a Lenten Lapbook How-To)

The Lenten season is upon us, and with that, a change in our Morning Time will take place.  Some components of our areas of study will continue from our previous term, and a few Lenten-specific studies will work their way into our week.  We will also work to include almsgiving, fasting, and additional prayer into […]

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February Re-Boot

It’s February.  Oh me gersh.  It’s so February.  It’s the kind of February where I’d like to stay in bed, pull the covers over my head and escape the real world and loose myself in another Gene Stratton Porter novel.  The skies have been gray for days on end here in mid-Michigan and the weather […]


All Things Planning

Recently, I’ve become fascinated by personality types and how they influence our every day lives (thanks to Mystie at Simply Convivial).  I’ve taken the good ole’ Myers Briggs personality test a number of times and without question, I am an INFJ.  I have found that understanding my personality type has helped me to better understand […]


Homeschooling Momma, Know Thyself

When I think about the many lessons that I have learned since our first year of homeschooling over seven years ago, I could say that they all pretty much boil down to one simple truth: Know thyself.  It sounds so easy, right?  But you know what, sometimes I forget that. Last summer, our house was […]

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Morning Time Plans 2016: Ordinary Time Before Advent

We are four weeks into our school year and for the most part, we have found our groove in our school days and weeks.  Yes, I am still making minor tweaks in our schedule so that our days allow for enough time to rest, contemplate, and enjoy free time, but for the most part, we […]

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Wednesdays with Words: September Reads

It is Fall and school is in session, which means that the crazy summer we just came off of is over!  With that, I’m back in the reading game—or at least I am trying to be.  Currently on my nightstand: Searching For and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart by Fr. Jacques […]