Elementary Homeschool Curriculum Plans

elementary ocean study

We have two little learners in our home this year: five year old Jem and seven year old (as of next month) Scout. That puts both of them in the Core Phase of learning. Read more about that in this post but in short, Core Phase looks like a whole lot of just being a kid: playing, listening to stories, and doing things together as a family. I … [Read more]

Homeschool High School Curriculum {Ocean Study}

ocean focused homeschool year

Last week I talked about how we do homeschool planning in this relaxed but Leadership Education-influenced homeschool. Now I'm sharing specifics about what we'll be studying and the resources we plan to use. Before I … [continue reading]

Homeschool planning for relaxed leadership education

coffee date on instagram

There is a baggie full of vermiculite in my refrigerator right now. I didn't even know what vermiculite was until Kathryn asked to go buy it. She's had such success with growing maple trees from seeds that she wanted to … [continue reading]

What summer looks like at our house


Summertime. "Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of … [continue reading]

Easy ways to improve your mood

improve your mood

Some days it doesn't take much to get me grumpy. Like I didn't get enough sleep. Or the dog puked in the closet. Or the kids are bickering, or any number of other things. I bet you could easily name off a few of your … [continue reading]

Learn Cherokee: online language class + other resources

learn Cherokee

For nearly two decades I've wanted to study Cherokee, but resources for learning this dying language were far and few between. I bought a copy of the Lord's Prayer in Cherokee and hung it on my wall, and I somehow … [continue reading]

5 favorite instagrams to follow

my 5 fave instagrammers

Even when I'm not blogging, not spending much time on social media, I still find myself returning to instagram. Sharing bits of my life, soaking up bits of others. It's funny how much community can be found there, amidst … [continue reading]