This year I have two middle-grade learners at home, age 11 and 13. Because they're so close in age, they'll be doing most of the same things, albeit at different levels. In this post I'm sharing our general plans and key resources, but I'll share more throughout the year, giving more specific resources and how we do things. Daily … [Read more...] about Homeschool Plans 2020/21
For the past several years I've been thinking maybe this is the last year I'll homeschool, but nope! When I started with Kathryn as a kindergartner way back in 2005, I had no idea I'd still be at it fifteen years later. Then again, at that time I had no idea we'd have more kids. Life is full of curve balls, and 2020 may go down as the … [Read more...] about Here we go again.
I've certainly not avoided difficult topics here but this little corner of blogland is still unapologetically a place I use to share the highlight reel of my family's life. This is one of those posts -- the highlights -- despite everything else going on in the world. flowers make me happy family life My biggest news, personally, is that I … [Read more...] about Life lately: hello June
I don't have to tell you life has been super weird these past couple of months. Who knew I'd turn out to be such a trendsetter when I bought this shirt last year? I've decided I miss my corner of blogland so I'm promising myself to write here at least once a month. I started blogging way back in 2006 when I started homeschooling, and I found … [Read more...] about Life lately: it’s been weird
“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” ~Emma Goldman Don't you just love Trader Joe's flowers? Kathryn surprised me with these earlier this week as a spontaneous because-I-love-my-mom gift, and because she knows yellow roses are my favorite. This is the same girl who gave me books (from my wish list) and quality … [Read more...] about Life lately: winter edition
I'm all about low-key holidays and gifts are not my love language -- but I do like giving some thoughtful gifts at Christmastime. I also love making them useful gifts when possible, but that's just how I roll. Gifts that give back: First a shout out for a program I love, Operation Christmas Child. National Collection Week is already over … [Read more...] about Gift ideas: Stocking Stuffers & more!