Homeschool Room Tour 2017

My husband and I decided to buy a new house right around the time we’d decided to start homeschooling the following school year. I was pretty excited to be able to choose a house that fit our homeschool needs. And for me, that meant a homeschool room! By this...

Educational Toys for Toddlers

At two years old, my youngest has given us quite the adventure during homeschool (or any other) hours. Last year, any old toy entertained Gabriel happily, but these past few months he has become a whirlwind of mischief and destruction. And there's no shame in his game...

Picture Books for Active Boys

Man oh man, I love my boys. They're hilarious, active, loving, active, smart, active, and.....hold on, I'm forgetting something.....oh, yeah, I remember now - ACTIVE. I've always felt that my oldest boy required an unusually high level of activity. Things like the way...

How I Prepared to Start Homeschooling

Halfway through our oldest son's kindergarten year, we surprised ourselves by accepting the call to homeschool our children. Once we made the decision to begin homeschooling, it was time for me to take off my earrings and get down to the serious business of full-on,...

Why We Have a Homeschool Room

Need to have your hands free to work on getting a meal ready? Watch the video! My son’s eyes never stopped moving when he first visited his kindergarten classroom at our local public school on “Meet the Teacher” night. The classroom was bright and cheerful with...

Our Longterm Homeschool Goals

Need to fold some laundry? Watch the video! 🙂 I thought I’d have daughters. Maybe it’s natural for people to expect their spawn to be like them in every way, including gender. I did understand that sons were within the realm of possibility. I’m smart like that. But...

Our Reasons for Homeschooling

Need to keep your hands free to work on a craft? Watch the video! Six words sum up my life so far: Old maid becomes wife and mother. The term “old maid” is out of fashion, and rightfully so, but that’s the way I felt about myself. My desire for a family did not...

The Preggo Diaries: Entry “I Can’t Stop Thinking About Food”

Pregnancy #3 started off with a bang with crippling exhaustion and extreme cravings that leave me feeling like eating is all there is to live for. I don't know if it's my age, or the fact that this is my third pregnancy, or just how things are working out this time...

An Announcement I Never Thought I’d Make Again

That's right, we're expecting Baby #3! Woohoo! I found the idea for this pregnancy announcement on Pinterest and knew it was just right for us since I spent the entire nine months of both of my previous pregnancies throwing up (there I am in the background in case you...

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