Our kiddos had a pretty rockin’ Halloween this year: Harvest Night at Awanas Wednesday… an enormous Halloweeny package in the mail from Auntie on Thursday… after-school trick-or-treating down Main Street on Friday… and pumpkin patch, carving, and trick-or-treating with Daddy (I stay home and pass out candy) on the 31st. Sorting and graphing their spoils, Tootsie Rolls Read More →

Last week was exhausting. Too exhausting to try and document until now. In addition to core studies at home, I regularly shuttle the critters to speech therapy, piano, flute, general music, art class, PE, 4-H, and Awanas. I try my best to consolidate all of that into three days of driving, to protect our “at Read More →

Vacation hangovers, gotta love ’em… said no mom, ever. Seriously, the battle (“WHAT?! We have to do MATH today? Ughhhhh…”) to resume our regularly scheduled programming is the primary reason I elect to homeschool year round. I tried to covertly sneak in school whilst vacationing, in hopes it would lessen the strife upon returning home… Alternating Disney DVDs with chapters read aloud Read More →

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow nor reap nor store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” -Matthew 6:26 A rogue parakeet landed in our next-door-neighbors’ driveway, after apparently surviving several days on my sunflowers alongside the resident magpie Read More →

“At three o’clock the entire family turned out to walk, for all the active young bodies must have exercise; and in these walks the active young minds were taught to see and love the providence of God in the beautiful miracles which nature was working before their eyes.” -Louisa May Alcott

Because we are nerdy homeschoolers who love any excuse to dress up and socialize with the neighbors, we spend a lot of time —but not a lot of money— hand crafting our kids’ Halloween costumes, each year. In fact, it is not at all uncommon for the girls to start conspiring for the next Halloween first thing each November 1st. Read More →

Adios, summer. Here’s a recap of our 2015 summertime shenanigans, in snapshots. Tell-tale signs that fall has indeed arrived: cool, dark evenings, frosty mornings, crockpot dinners, boots, scarves, pumpkin spice, hunting and football seasons, harvesting the garden, and… back to school. Though we never really stopped for summer, we are back in full swing with homeschool. The girls’ extra curriculars Read More →