Somehow, I blinked and it's November. Which means that I'll blink again and it'll be Christmas. Which means that I need to get cracking on some of my handmade Christmas gifts that I'm planning for teachers and loved ones.
I just wanted to share this sweet book that we got from the library yesterday. It is written and illustrated by someone who was homeschooled and talks about the fact that when we home school, we are always learning and the world is our classroom. The illustrations are so sweet and a little chaotic, which … Continue reading This is my Home, This is my School
So, chaos. Folks, it is just everywhere around me these days and I am working hard to embrace it. We had an amazing summer. Truly, the best one we've ever had as a family, I think. Some combination of our new home, the garden, the chickens (we love having chickens!), the lake nearby, and the … Continue reading Want to do a Bible study?
I wouldn't say I'm a dog lover, exactly, though I've always preferred dogs to cats. I am a dog liker. They're nice and all, but for the most part, I don't go out of my way for them. Meet Blarney, our goldendoodle, whose fifth birthday is today. If you've read some of our story, then you know … Continue reading Blarney
The best way to start a new endeavor is probably NOT just to write a few posts and then let it sit for a few months and not touch it. But that is what happened over here, as we were busy finishing up our school year, and exploring our new yard in the spring, while I've … Continue reading Catching up
It's ridiculous how fast these baby booties are to make. I had some down time in bed this weekend, recovering yet again from strep throat, which seems to hit me anytime I'm fatigued or run down at all. The trouble is, I can't just sit in bed and do nothing. (Anyone else like this, too?) … Continue reading Quick and Easy Baby Booties
Two years ago next month, I started my first cable knitting project: a baby blanket for no one in particular. I just wanted practice doing cables, and this blanket definitely fit the bill. With a seed stitch border, it knits up squishy and soft in Hobby Lobby's "I Love This Yarn." It was one of … Continue reading Reversible cable baby blanket
You guys, the chaos. It's getting the better of me today. The baby is teething. The toddler is potty training. The older boys are resisting school and anything resembling work with every fiber of their beings, and it's pouring rain so I can't just send them outside to play. And I am feeling my grip slipping. It … Continue reading Leaning in
Welcome to the latest post in my series called Taking Flight. I have called it that because there have been so many things I have learned from and since our losses that I feel like my life has just begun to take flight in a way that I never thought possible. Certainly I never imagined it … Continue reading Healing Through Self Care – Part 1
This is our first full year homeschooling. I used to be a middle and high school science and French teacher, and the first time I gave homeschool a try, I attempted to set up our home like a classroom and do what I knew how to do. But my little learners to not do well in … Continue reading School Supplies