Homeschool

Dear Teacher

Dear Teacher

Dear Teacher, I was sitting there in my vehicle, impatiently drumming my fingers on my steering wheel, waiting for the pilot car that. just. wouldn’t. come. I decided to check my email, knowing before I did that there would be an email from you. And […]

Hope-Drenched Homeschool Days

Hope-Drenched Homeschool Days

It’s been a season of service and “real life” lessons and living…and this is what they told me could be beautiful in homeschooling. How the kids would get these real life experiences and grow up in maturity and grace. And maybe they are, but their […]

Hands

Hands

Swallowing a sigh, I watch her hand grip the pencil more tightly as she erases her mistake. Eraser tears through thin paper, and a small sigh escapes my thin line of mouth. Because aren’t I always sighing? Sighing at the news. Sighing at price tags. Sighing […]

More Than a Little Cracked

More Than a Little Cracked

I had preached it to her, my words loud and sure. It’s when you’re most broken that He can shine the brightest through you, hon. And I believed it. For her. For others. But rarely for myself. Because I’m the one living in this skin, […]

WARNING: Unsocialized Homeschoolers On Break!

WARNING: Unsocialized Homeschoolers On Break!

So. I had the summer school schedule all typed out. And it. was. beautiful.  A light learning tidbit for each day with plenty of time for crafts and outdoor activities. A specific daily chore to be completed by each child along with our normal animal chores. The thing […]

Remembering Why We Started

Remembering Why We Started

I sat in the back of my friends’ vehicle as tears silently fell to the phone screen cradled in my hand. I felt silly and sheepish and scooted as close to the door as I possibly could, praying neither Terri nor her husband would look […]

Random Tidbits

Random Tidbits

I don’t share all that much about our home school days simply because we’re so busy doing our days. Quite honestly, sometimes I’m too tired to reenact them for you all!  Or I’m just ready to talk about adult content and leave the lessons plans for the next day! […]

Creationism, Evolution, Worldview – Oh My!

Creationism, Evolution, Worldview – Oh My!

I had a great talk with my sister the other day. She, a dedicated teacher who pours all she has into her job (like most teachers I know!) often listens and offers feedback on our homeschooling days. Though she might not fully understand our choice, […]

Cutting, Coloring and Gluing – Oh My!

Cutting, Coloring and Gluing – Oh My!

Does anyone remember this book? I was looking for a completely different book, and I ran across this beaut. Loved it when I was little – and loving it through the eyes of my Mollie. We didn’t read to the end to find out that […]

School Days

School Days

After I read Mollie The Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk ahead of rest time, she begged me to make her own little writing nook. I can’t wait to see her face when she wakes up! I simply cut out and stapled little books made of […]