How I Plan: Part 1

I am often asked how I schedule out our homeschool year. I truly think everyone’s schedule is their own and should reflect their own thinking preferences, the types of learners their children are and what philosophy they follow with homeschooling. That being said, I do think seeing how other’s schedule can help us find our own way of doing things. […]

Habit Forming

Something we focus on in our home are habits. We intentionally address a single habit and work together to form them in ourselves, each other and within our family as a whole. It is an important part of our family culture. I wanted to take a moment explaining how we do this, then discuss what we are working on as […]

Gameschooling: Do you?

So ,what is Gameschooling? Gameschooling is teaching school subjects through game play – board games, card games, etc. So teaching geography through Ticket to Ride, colors through Candyland… you get the idea! Why would one Gameschool? Games teach so many fantastic skills and, if selected carefully, can teach great educational subjects at the same time! In addition to the obvious […]

A year ago

A year ago your heart rate dropped a few times and scared everyone… A year ago I’d been worrying about you for 6 days straight, in labor 4.5. A year ago I pushed for over 3 hours. And saw your beautiful dark hair…. A year ago I was wheeled back into surgery. A year ago I watched you “be born” […]

Why I run…

Well, I’ve officially been cleared to start running! Yep, you read that right. I’m running again. Before I get too much further, let me set the record straight… this is not in an effort to get skinny, fit into size 4 jeans, lose my mom pooch, have a bikini bod, etc. This is 100% for me. I used to run and […]

Bible Reading + Focus

Knowing your learning style(s), and ways to help yourself learn, is SO important. I cannot stress this enough. It took until college for me to learn some aspects of how I learn best. And I find I’m continuing to learn new strategies to help improve my ability to learn all the time! For example… I am a slow reader. Like, […]

One Little Word 2016

For the past 6 years we have participated in One Little Word instead of “resolutions” each New Years. It’s become a wonderful conversation we have together each December as a new year approaches. We discuss words we are thinking about, what we are “aiming” for and overall the “feel” of the new year. Those “words” have helped keep me grounded […]

DIY Light Table

I’m famous for seeing something on Pinterest, thinking it looks easy and then bombing it royally. And heaven forbid I want to take a Pinterest idea and “tweek” it a little! I’m surprised my husband gives any of my Pinterest inspired ideas a second thought, much less a chance. But sometimes, just sometimes, they work! For Christmas I’ve wanted Pip […]

Gaming: Koala Capers

My mom stumbled upon this game on Zulily a few months ago. She thought it looked perfect for Pip. Sure enough! He loves it! Caption reads: A lot of people ask how I adapt and play games with Pip (who turns three in January). This is a sneak peak of a game we just opened today called “Koala Capers”. The […]