We didn't set out to read 1500 books in one year. We didn't set out to read any specific number of books. Reading simply makes me a happier person so I wanted to pass this love down to my children. But I did want to find out why we've read so many books. Was it because I was … Continue reading 1 Year, 1 Family, 1500 Books
I've found it enjoyable reading through other homeschoolers' "a day in the life" posts. I love peeking into their lives and seeing how unique each home-educating family is. During our days at home, it's the little things I'll easily but hate to forget. So documenting it seems like a worthy idea. But so much happens … Continue reading Our Homeschool: A Day in the Life 2017
Follow my blog with Bloglovin When you have an elementary-aged child as well as a toddler, it's sometimes hard to find books both not only will sit through but love to listen to over and over. And during the holiday season, we not only want to focus on the joyous traditions and what it means … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas Books for Kids
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?
I love me some book lists. It's cold outside right now, the leaves have almost completely departed our two large maple trees in the front yard and all I can think about is people who won't have a home to go to for Thanksgiving dinner. And so I'm sitting next to our crackling, wood fireplace feeling … Continue reading 10 Children’s Books on Kindness
Everyone in our neighborhood starts school next week. It feels like summer just started so I'm still not sure how I feel about school buses swinging by our home again so soon. In my last post about getting rid of to-do lists, I wanted to share my process in how I got rid of to-do lists. … Continue reading Planning This Year’s Homeschool
I love books because books are amazing. And I believe I've passed this love on to our kids at an early age (hooray!). There was a point in our homeschooling journey where I started separating the good books from the great, inspiring, educational and life-changing books BUT never forgetting to have a little fun, of course - … Continue reading 100+ Great Books for Kindergarten Boys