Follow my blog with Bloglovin There's a beautiful story I have no choice but to share with you – one that should be shared with everyone you care about. You may have heard it before but it'll change the way you think about Christmas (hopefully). But first, it's no secret – once our little family started … Continue reading The Truth: Our Simple Christmas Explained
We've worked hard the past couple years to minimize our belongings and consumption as well as any obligations or activities outside of the home that don't fit into our family's mission to slow down and enjoy life and our passions as individuals. But what do we do when Christmas comes? Do we give our kids gifts? … Continue reading What do Minimalists Give their Kids for Christmas?
Enough is enough already. Meetings. Money. Appointments. Activities. Go go go. Have you ever sat back and wondered how your schedule spiraled out of control? Have you ever wondered how you agreed to do so many things for so many other people? Or how you signed up for so many things? I'd like to encourage … Continue reading Heed + be Still
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?
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
Homeschooling means bringing your kids with you. Every day. To every situation. This also means as life happens and throws off our routine (and our son thrives on routine), you have to not only carry out your duties as the adult, you have to provide loving guidance, instruction and explanations to your children as they go through it with … Continue reading Embrace the Interruptions
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
Our kids, almost 6 and 2, are homeschooled. This means they spend a lot of time together. Before the nineteenth century siblings spent every day, all day together, helping their parents with chores and activities on the farm to live and prosper. Today, siblings spend their lives in different worlds if they're in school and activities … Continue reading Foster Sibling Love + Respect
You heard that right. Independent Followers. Our generation has seen the dawn of some amazing societal advances including but not limited to things like the computer, video games (quick shout-out to Atari!), cell phones, the Internet, electric cars and safer child car seats, to name a few. But our generation has also witnessed, in my opinion, … Continue reading Raising Independent Followers