Home · Motherhood

A Rescue Plan For A Rough Mother’s Day

Maybe you’ve had a rough Mother’s Day. Forgotten. Overlooked. Rejected. Pained. Hurt. I’ve had many of those too, the hard ones that leave you breathless as you swallow the pain of it down hard and toughen your way through the way Mamas do. Unkind words spoken by unkind hearts directly to the core of your… Continue reading A Rescue Plan For A Rough Mother’s Day

Home · Homeschool

Finishing Strong: Ending Your Homeschool Year With Dignity

I get the struggle, by the beginning of May you are counting down every day until the last day of school. Honestly, I love teaching school but do you know what I love as well? Leisurely nature walks stopping to look over every fungi, flower and butterfly. Reading for the sheer joy of enjoying a story of choice on… Continue reading Finishing Strong: Ending Your Homeschool Year With Dignity

Home · Homeschool

Homeschool Sick Days: 6 Ways To Keep Learning

  (This post contains affiliate links, you can read my full disclosure here!) Make all the Homeschool plans you want, the weeks of sickness will hunt you down faster than Liam Neeson in the latest Taken flick. You will find yourself standing in a room with littles slumped tired on couches, crayons stuck in every cushion, dirty… Continue reading Homeschool Sick Days: 6 Ways To Keep Learning

Home · Homeschool

The Day I Quit Homeschooling: And What We Learned

It happened over our Astronomy study, something about the lack of a magnetosphere on Mars did us in. Two kids not listening: One was daydreaming and the other was just defiant. A few glazed looks and grumpy attitudes later I was finished. I did not yell or put up a big scene, yes THAT kind of mad. Like that… Continue reading The Day I Quit Homeschooling: And What We Learned

Home · Homeschool

8 Reasons We Love Sonlight Curriculum

(The following post contains affiliate links, you can read a full disclosure here.) Growing up homeschooled in the prehistoric late 80’s entitled me to one disadvantage, I was the guinea pig in our homeschool family. This meant that as the oldest sibling, there was a lot of trial going on with curriculum. Most of the… Continue reading 8 Reasons We Love Sonlight Curriculum

Home · Homeschool

Beating the Winter Blues: SAD & The Homeschool Mom

Today I don’t want to be a Homeschool Mom. No seriously, I don’t. I wake up and the covers feel heavy as well as my heart. The warmth of my bed beckons like a cocoon to wrap myself in, until winter is over and I’m finally ready to emerge. Today I don’t want to be a… Continue reading Beating the Winter Blues: SAD & The Homeschool Mom

Home · Motherhood

My 2017 Word – A Quest for Real Rest

If there is one thing most Mamas can universally agree upon, it is that they are tired. We can argue about breastfeeding vs bottle feeding, homeschool vs public school, electronics vs the real world or co-sleeping vs independent sleeping all day long but you bring up tired and everyone just nods their heads in understanding.… Continue reading My 2017 Word – A Quest for Real Rest

Home · Motherhood

Goodbye Resolutions: Love The Year You’re In

Resolutions have always left me with a bad aftertaste. The year would end and even though my heart told me it was a good year, in my mind I would see only what I didn’t do. Never mind all the pregnancies, babies, meals on the table, thousands of diapers changed, lessons taught, many kids tucked in and nearly as many… Continue reading Goodbye Resolutions: Love The Year You’re In