and then noah went to middle school

Soooo…..ya’ll know I’m a weird homeschooler, right? I’ve been homeschooling my kids since 2013, making this our 7th year we started a year of education at home in September.This year has looked different though, for several reasons. We tried online school this year. (And by that I don’t mean the K-12 stuff cause I know…

Socializing Homeschoolers

“At some point in life you do have to be around people. You have to work with them, get along with them and know how to socialize.” Well, okay…. (sigh)…. We do not homeschool to keep our kids from socializing. We do it for educational purposes. We do it for our family. And actually, we…

Lily learns to SEW!!!

For Christmas, Miss Lily was given a sewing machine by your’s truly. She had been asking and asking for one and I just wasn’t sure she would really use it. However, as time went on, she stayed determined that she wanted this. Badly. She noticed machines at every store, especially the toy machines (which I…

homelearning: what we are studying this year

Today we began YEAR TWO of this homeschooling adventure! Ok, ok, we actually began in August and that’s how long this little gem has been sitting in my draft box! One thing I’ve learned in my first year of homeschooling is that homeschool moms love and hate to talk about curriculum. There is a sense…

homelearning: one year later

It’s been one year since I posted that we had DONE it: unenrolled our kids in public school and registered for homeschooling. Oh my, was I scared! One year later, what does life look like here? As I type, Adam is playing a science game on the computer. To be honest, I’m not exactly sure…

Be Still.

There has been so much warring in my mind these days. That I’m forced to relive the worst days amongst lies and more hideous lies is the ultimate blow. But I pray for peace and the Lord provides. Moments at a time, as I trust Him. He who knows the truth far more than even…

Get. A. Life.

I probably should make a rule about blogging when I’m this frustrated at humans. But tonight I just don’t care, darn it. I am in a twilight zone today: My Facebook is alite with posts that say gays shouldn’t be allowed a place at a table in restaurants of Christians…that obese women are all so…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year 2013

Despite the set backs (my persistent illness+Seth getting a corneal abrasion on his second gift and spending several hours in the ER and three days following with his eyes closed) we had a really great Christmas. Not The Mama and I are diligent about gifts for Christmas; each kid gets three gifts and Santa brings…

The Lego Christmas (and my fabulous Lego table)

This fall, my oldest two boys just suddenly became very interested in Legos. They had gotten some Star Wars Lego sets for birthdays and liked those fine- but as Star Wars toys, not really as Legos.  Being 7 and 5, I suppose this is around the time that happens but up until now, my youngest…

“I will never”

Have you ever said “Well, I will never__________”? Surely you have. Most of us have. I’ll tell you what, I’m starting to think I will never begin another sentence with “I will never….” because the season of our lives we are entering could be categorized exactly this way: That time God shook all my nevers…