Hi Friends! It's Friday and that means we have almost finished our first full week of school! What a week it has been! Just thought I'd share some highlights with you through (mostly) pictures. Dad hugged all the school kids good-bye. We watched the eclipse on Monday! My five-year-old has been wanting me … Continue reading Highlights of our First Week of School and Some Exciting News!
Hello! We are getting all geared up to start school on Monday! I thought it might be helpful to write a post about how to make the first day special and help ease any anxiety that might try to crop up. At our house this year we will have one college student, three public schooled … Continue reading First Day of School Ideas (and a FREE download for homeschoolers!)
Like many other moms out there, I've been getting things ready for school starting. So many things to think about... There's school clothes to get, supplies to buy, schedules to pick up, summer habits to break, new routines to get ready for, haircuts to get, doctor appointments to go to, etc! Then, for homeschooling, there's … Continue reading Sandpaper
It's our 24th anniversary today! I'm always excited when our anniversary rolls around. It gives my husband, James, and me a chance to celebrate our relationship. A day (or at least a few hours) to get away for a while and focus on us. A day to have some fun without our lovely offspring trailing … Continue reading Some Lessons Learned From Marriage
It's coming fast--the end of July! So, I've been thinking about and planning what we will be doing for our homeschool this year. I'm very excited because we are going to be doing one of my all-time-favorite unit studies this year! We might do some lapbooks, also, (another favorite learning method of mine!) Maybe you've … Continue reading Have you Heard of Unit Studies and Lapbooks?
Hello! One of the hardest parts of parenting is letting our kids go. I don't just mean when they graduate from high school and go off to college. Letting go happens over and over again in small steps starting from the time they leave the womb. Sometimes we as parents aren't aware of this gradual … Continue reading Entrusting our Children to God
Hi there! I hope your summer is rolling along nicely. Mine seems to be rolling a little too fast! I still can't believe July is here! Summer, please slow down! I wanted to tell you about something today that really changed my life a few years ago. Chances are you have heard of Trim Healthy Mama and … Continue reading A Book that Changed my Life