Some days all you can think about is how fast you plan to go to bed yourself once your kids go down... and that's been me, oh, since our daughter was born almost two years ago. And it's getting old. So old. And so it seems my body has begun to revolt. I get headaches, I … Continue reading We Have The Power
Instagram. Are you on it? Who do you follow? Do you think the app helps or hurts you as a parent? How does scrolling through the often beautiful, inspiring pictures affect you? I mainly follow the homeschool mamas and I feel a mix of emotions when I scroll through. On the days my bum feels stuck to the chair, … Continue reading Instagram Much?
Having two kids under 6 is super stressful. And when you add a home-based business, homeschooling (aka everyone spending max amount of time together in a small space) and how one of these two kids doesn't sleep well, then we have a recipe for what could be a disastrous home atmosphere. But God doesn't allow difficult circumstances to … Continue reading Living on the Bright Side
As the sun descended behind the mountains, I drove alone toward a quant downtown pub, applying lipstick at red lights and trying to remember how long it's been since I'd seen my girlfriends – all fellow mamas I've known since our firstborns were babies. But this mom's night was different. I knew in my gut although this was "my time" to … Continue reading Happiness in Homeschooling
“The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do.” – John Holt I'm a little behind so I won't go into too much detail about our Christian Unschooling journey in January but I can say it was a rough … Continue reading January in a Nutshell
The future always seems to occupy a large part of our brain. And whether we believe in fate or God's timing or simply the law of nature, pondering our child's future is something no parent can escape. That's when, as a homeschooling parent, I get excited. I get excited knowing our children have the space to grow as … Continue reading Real Learning + The Future
We're nearing 3/4 of our way through our first school year and I'm finding myself already looking back and asking, "Is homeschooling worth it?" Is it worth the countless hours alongside my kids, day in and day out? Is it worth the hours I could have gained for myself by simply sending them to school? Is it worth the tantrums … Continue reading Is Homeschooling Worth It?
Something I've come to realize as one of the main truths of homeschooling is nothing ever happens when I want it to. NOTHING. Time keeps slipping and sliding away from me, as if I ever owned it in the first place. Although most days I have rough plans or an agenda, I have to keep in … Continue reading It’s (all) About Time
Strange things weigh us down in the 21st century; technology, our phones, the need to be accessible 24/7; our jobs, deadlines, gossiping co-workers or friends; tasks like laundry, dishes, and constantly tidying up; financial stress like student loans, medical bills and mortgages; health issues like cancer, obesity and heart disease; and first-world problems like coffee orders … Continue reading Let This Burden GO
Oh December 2015, I'll remember you so fondly and not just because we celebrated our Savior's birth but because our son grasped reading like we've never seen him grasp it before. We are so excited! This opens up a huge world for him (and us as parents) and couldn't be happier God set his heart on learning so early. With his … Continue reading December in a Nutshell