Literature Advent

Of all things, aside from the grace of God and my family, Christmas is my favorite! Growing up, not much ado was made about Christmas in my house. The tree was put up a week before Christmas (with a lot of grumbling involved), and the tree was taken down as…

The Good and the Beautiful Curriculum Review

Even though this is our 7th year homeschooling, this is my first “actual” curriculum review. I have shared how I had been searching for something that would truly “work” in our homeschool. You’d think I’d have things figured out by now, but…

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

November 1 is my very favorite day of the year, because it is the day that our house begins to transform into everything Christmas!! Truth be told, if it was socially acceptable, I would keep up our Christmas decorations all year because I just love them that much! There is…

Multitudes on Monday

3482. a quiet, restful weekend while the kiddos recuperate from the crud 3483. a day spent with the middle, even if he was puny, because I rarely have one-on-one time with him these days 3484. decorating for Christmas 3485. friends who love me despite how “early&#8221…

Multitues on Monday

Back at it, and thankful to be adding to my list of multitudes. 🙂 3469. How much my big kiddos enjoy “Monday School” (i.e. enrichment classes) 3470. Church worship that still resonates in my soul on a rainy Monday morning 3471. Seeing my littlest guy’s fascination…

Back to blogging

I had a personal blog for almost 9 years. It was a wonderful way to keep memories documented, to keep extended family members up to date on our lives, and a great outlet for me to journal my thoughts. I am a woman of words, and I have always enjoyed…

Weekly lesson plans

This is the first time in a few years that I have had to write out lesson plans each week. It is probably the nerd in me, but I actually enjoy it quite a bit. 😉 I *really* wanted the Erin Condren teacher’s planner, but it is quite pricy…

When unrest overwhelmed me

  It all started right at a year ago when we tried Classical Conversations. I thought that CC was going to allow us to enter into a new realm of homeschooling and set us up for an easy future. Boy was I wrong. Way wrong. Now, I truly enjoyed CC…

Schedule or Routine?

Are you a schedule-keeper or a routine-follower? Me? I’m a little of both! I schedule certain set things each day during our homeschool days, and then we follow a predictable routine around those scheduled times. I get up between 4:30 – 5:00 a.m…

Days gone by

Giving up on blogging came easy. At first.And then I started missing updating my blog because I know that I am going to miss looking back and wondering at our days gone by. I have quite a few blog posts that are in “draft” because I haven…