Just over seven years ago when Tenderhearted Boy was a baby, he would not sleep longer than thirty minutes at any given time for his first year of life. After about five months into this most exhausting year of my life I did what any irrational young mom would do, along with a friend, I… Continue reading Why We Need to End Pinterest Shaming
You can read my disclosure policy here. Last year I decided to take a different direction from our usual homeschool bible routine. I was soon to be teaching three young kids the following school year, my goal was to find something I could use with the three of them together and keep my toddler a… Continue reading Apologia Who Is God? A Review & Giveaway!
(The following post contains affiliate links, you can read a full disclosure here.) Science has never been my forte as either student or teacher. After my first few years teaching very young children I never worried too much about my lack of interest in science, however last year I knew it was time to step up… Continue reading Our Year Of Apologia: Learning Science Together(Even Mom)
Rest was my word for the year, however if I were to judge myself on progress, I am failing at this rest business pretty badly. I knew it wouldn’t be easy. Sure I have read books about rest, taken a few naps, and stressed over not resting on the Sabbath, but overall not getting anywhere solid. Since March this Mama… Continue reading Tidal Rest: Finding Rest In The Phase You’re In
All school year we polish off book after book of quality literature with Sonlight Curriculum. These books become adored treasures but we look forward equally as much to the unplanned books we snatch off library shelves during the Summer. The kids love the extra time to read all sunny afternoon long and the older they… Continue reading Sonlight Tote Bag & Summer Readers Giveaway!
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
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
(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
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
(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