Month: March 2020

  • Non-Negotiables. Part Three

    I wrote a blog post 7 years ago about an on-again/off-again affair. My nemesis but my savior at the same time. A continuing love/hate relationship that exists to this day. We are definitely on again. That’s the secret to my energizer-bunny Level of stamina. My blog post from 2013. I still feel the same way.…

  • Non-Negotiables. Part two

    We had a great Sunday at home yesterday. It was very productive yet very normal for us. It was a slow wake-up morning for the house. I was probably up two hours before #4 and #5 woke up and asked if they could do “Wake up and Watch.” “Wake up and Watch” is our weekend…

  • Re-post Sunday.

    As many of you know, we have no internet at home and Sunday is our home day. I pre-scheduled this post. Below is a link to a favourite post of mine from 2009 when I tore the ligaments in my ankle playing soccer and was couch-ridden for six weeks. Oh and at the time I…

  • Non-negotiables. Part One.

    This morning resembled most of my mornings for the last half a dozen years. Wake up at 5:00am. Enjoy the stillness of dawn. Coffee with Chris. Read. Write. (And I am in our outside living room.) Chris takes the dogs for some hill running and I pour my second cup of coffee. There are slight…

  • Rome, Star Wars, and a Family Activity.

    I am about to talk about the most unsexiest thing about homeschooling. But first, a story. This month the kids have been studying United States history (the teens), Ancient Rome (the middles schooler), and stories and myths related to local culture (the grade schooler) including the life of plants outside our door which can’t get…

  • Welcome to the Homeschool Club.

    Dear Parent, Welcome to Homeschooling. It maybe was never going to be an option for you or that you would never consider keeping your kids at home but here you are. I wanted to write you an official welcome to the club type of letter. We are normally a crafty bunch so if I could…

  • Homeschool resources…coming soon…

    After the amazing FB Live talk today, I realized that I want to share more of what has helped us along the way over the past 10 years. I will post here this week!!!