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 […]
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 […]
My 38th birthday was a few weeks ago and Annie and James were in the midst of recovering from a bout of sickness which meant no cake, no big celebration, no hanging with friends or family—but, that is how it goes some years, you know? Jason did his best to make the day special by […]
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 […]
This kid? Loves horses and to celebrate her tenth birthday, we saddled up and planned a horse themed birthday party. As a family we celebrated her special day on her birthday, but a few weeks later a pretty spectacular day was had in celebration of her double digits birthday! We invited her three favorite friends […]
Last month, Jason and I attended the Great Homeschool Convention and by the time the conference had ended, I had bought just as many books for myself as for the kiddos. There is something about being around 1000’s of like-minded people that gets me fired up and desiring to read all! the! books! I knew […]
So, I’ve been wrestling with an age-old question lately. Actually, not just lately and not just one question. It’s a series of questions that I have been mulling over for the last two years. And they are questions that I feel many homeschooling mommas (and people in general) need to pause and reconsider regularly. They […]
We ushered in the first day of Spring with a two hour hike. The words of Vivaldi kept running through my mind: Springtime is upon us. The birds celebrate her return with festive song, and murmuring streams are softly caressed by the breezes.