Choosing the Right Homeschool Curricula: What We Chose for Our 5th Grader & One Month Review.

Choosing the Right Homeschool Curricula: What We Chose for Our 5th Grader & One Month Review.

Detailing our curriculum choices for our 5th grader, and what we think after one month. One of the many blessings of homeschool is freedom. Freedom to choose our curriculum, freedom to teach our children biblically aligned values, truths, and sound morals; freedom to move about and adjust learning time to accommodate other equally important aspects [...]

We Are Homeschooling!

We Are Homeschooling!

I have struggled for weeks with how to put this post into words. Every draft I've written, though thorough and thoughtful, ends up sounding just a bit negative. That's not my intention, that's not how I feel about this new adventure but it's hard to detail the why in our decision making process without mentioning [...]

Decade

Decade

A post dedicated to my sweet ten-year-old girl. Today my big girl turns 10. Ten years old - an entire decade under her belt! I can hardly believe this day has come, but so incredibly grateful it has. She truly is the sweetest girl. Regardless of what's going on around her, she always seeks to [...]

Two Big Tips for Home School Success

Two Big Tips for Home School Success

So you're homeschooling now thanks to Covid-19; don't panic! In the last week I'm sure teacher appreciation has reached astronomical heights, as now nearly every child in the United States is being home schooled. Sadly, schools and teachers had virtually no time to time to prepare for this; and neither did parents. Given the current [...]

Behind the Scenes: Family Christmas Photos 2019

Behind the Scenes: Family Christmas Photos 2019

We're nearing the home stretch before the wonderful big day arrives; gift lists are all checked off, decorations adorn every corner of the house, exterior is illuminated, and Christmas greeting cards are all sent and received. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! OBSESSED. Every year I take our family Christmas card [...]

Fish Craft for Kids

Fish Craft for Kids

Summer break was looong. I quickly ran out of fun activities and creative ideas for things to do to keep my girls - of two very different ages and sets of interests - entertained and occupied. What's a tired mom to do? Pinterest. I searched every idea for crafts for both girls ages and while [...]

Summer Whites + Summer Break

Summer Whites + Summer Break

I never understood the photos of moms gleefully shooing their kids off on the first day of a new school year, clad in a robe, margarita in hand. But then again, that's back when I only had one child. I get it now though! Summers with two kids are infinitely more hectic than summers with [...]

Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

It's nearly Easter and while I've yet to figure out what we're going to eat for our celebratory Easter lunch, I've got the girls' Easter baskets ready to stuff with goodies from us and their grandparents! Easter has always been a big deal in my family, as well as my husband's. Growing up, Easter was [...]