Do It Anyway

I have been struggling mentally along with my continual physical health struggles.  Last Saturday was the 10th anniversary of my brother’s death and the trauma of it all always hits me hard.  I always think I’m prepared, but the anxiety … Continue reading

Outline of Spring 2020 Plans

Language Arts Friday Free-writes Give them the option to write about whatever they want or to choose a topic/prompt. Revise and edit every 8 weeks (they choose which one they want to work on).   Use “Snip and Pin Revision” for … Continue reading

Our Plan for December

  Robert and I went camping for 4 days and 3 nights this past week.  While we were enjoying nature and the outdoors, I realized that I need some simplicity for a bit (for school).  We have a big semester … Continue reading

Brave Writer Lifestyle Cabinet

What is the “Brave Writer Lifestyle?” Simply put, it’s a very rich way to educate.  A lot of it is Charlotte Mason inspired with a twist. Below is the list straight from the Brave Writer website: Poetry Teatime Reading Aloud … Continue reading

What Does Wild + Free Homeschooling Look Like For Us?

The Wild + Free website says: It says nothing about methods, educational philosophies, or a certain way to homeschool.  It just shares about giving our children a quality education (whatever that means for our own family) and to let our … Continue reading

A Simple Way to Write a Family Mission Statement

I finally got Robert pinned down to work on our family mission statement.  He wasn’t super thrilled with it, but we both feel, now, that it was super beneficial. I started by following a “plan” that I found online for … Continue reading

It’s Okay

This post started in my head as a message to a friend, then turned into an Instagram post, then I decided it needed a whole blog post. I have struggled over the years with “writer’s block,” and I have recently … Continue reading

Our Homeschool This Week: November 11th through 15th

We will be home every day this week, and I am thrilled with that. I’m a home-body these days.  I love warm and cozy.  Organized yet relaxed.  Home cooked meals and hot coffee/hot chocolate.  Christmas lights and soft music.  Home … Continue reading

A Simple Christmas Season

A don’t use all of the Brave Writer curriculum; we just use what works for us.  But I feel like the Brave Writer/Bravelearner Philosophy has given me “permission” to truly do what works for us… no matter what that is… … Continue reading