Category: homeschool

Our Team

I hear a lot of families or couples talk about how they are a team.  Even my husband and I say something along those lines every now and again.  But this family?  They are truly livin’ the team!  Meet my beautiful friend, Melanie, and her precious family.  I met her at a stage in life […]

Easter Sunday

It was a quiet little Easter over here in the land of the morning calm.  Papa was traveling so it was just us for the first half of the day but oh what a blessed day it was!  We somehow managed to get up and out to the sunrise service at our church without me screaming […]

can you hear me now

So you might notice my posting a multitude of things on dyslexia. It is a real adventure in our home and I am CONSTANTLY learning, right along side my daughter, how best to work with the challenges she faces. She loves to write stories but gets upset when others can’t read her pages riddled with spelling […]

element of fun

I love presenting the subjects my kids are learning in a variety of forms.  Hands on learning (gonna get all hippy-dippy-touchey-feeley on ya!) using all the senses just seems to resonate with people.  While one of my kids may remember the textures and shapes of something we are learning about, another might remember the lettering […]

he reads

this kid decided he wants to read today.  so he picked up a book…and he read. sitting next to him, hearing him put the letter sounds together and beam with joy over his success?  it was enough to make me tear up. even though we have incredibly tough days of not understanding one another, it’s […]

no bones about it

Homeschooling is a blast.  But it gets even MORE fun when you add in friends and food.  Today…we feasted with some of our favorites! The kids are learning about bones and the skeleton so we decided to make a fun project to go along with it.  Bonus…we got to eat our work! The kids worked […]

featured: the real kind

i did this awkward happy dance when i saw the link on facebook.  my kids thought i hurt myself and just stared at me with concern. “I have been FEATURED!!  On a super cool website!!  IT JUST WENT LIVE!”, i half yelled, half hisspered at them! they looked so confused.  i forget they don’t know […]

day of pi

any “holiday” that promotes enjoying something sweet AND celebrates your inner/outer nerd, is a holiday of mine.  happy pi day!!  we have been anticipating this day for a while now!  we let the wild, dorky rumpus begin by: making our own rough and tough, tattooed gang of rufians. reading this awesome book. making this fun visual […]

mapping europe

i am so blessed by the many mothers that share their fun homeschooling ideas, so i want to throw down on the sharing!  starting with geography… this year’s Classical Conversation studies have really been focused on europe.  the mountain ranges, the rivers, the important cities and countries, both new and old.  my kids have really […]

a split second

north of the united states, in the middle of school and totally consumed with that which he wishes to consume…he sits.  not in a chair, not at his table but in the middle of it all, on top of it all. and i love him in this moment too much to move him.  or help […]