Frugal Homeschooling + General Plan for the Rest of the Semester

Robert and I have looked at finances for the next few months.  We are taking a backpacking trip next weekend, then we are going to Colorado in October to spend time with my in-laws.  The main costs are gas and … Continue reading

Mental Illness and Addiction Don’t Discriminate

This week has been somewhat emotionally draining.  I have remembered where I’ve been and how far I’ve come.  I’ve remembered how hard life can be and how devastating mental illness is. Four days ago I wrote a post about having … Continue reading

Immense Joy

The definition of happiness is the quality or state of being happy… good fortune and pleasure. The definition of joy is the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation; something greatly … Continue reading

Our Homeschool Week, Not a Normal Week

We have been super busy and we have two more busy weeks ahead (this week and next week).  I have decided to have them do independent work today and just do school tomorrow through Friday and Monday through Wednesday of … Continue reading

A Glimpse of Our Homeschool Day

Most of the time people aren’t super interested in what I do each day and I typically share anyway (because I enjoy it).  But this time I actually have a “real” reason to share.  Others are interested in how a … Continue reading

Two Week Meal Plan, August 25th through September 8th

School starts Monday and so does our meal plan! Actually I’m starting that tomorrow (Sunday). I planned on my phone this time around because it was just easier. So I’m just copying and pasting here! Dinners: Sunday, 25th- Braised lamb, … Continue reading

First Week of School Plans

Morning Time (Language Arts): Monday Have candles lit, tea/coffee, homemade breakfast Discuss an overview of my plans, come up with goals together, routine, etc.  Teach inferencing through the wordless book Unspoken– E + PK=I (Evidence from text + Prior Knowledge … Continue reading

The Adventure Begins

I’m doing it!  I’m letting go of the structure of a curriculum for language arts and other subjects, and I have decided to dive head first into Brave Writer and the Brave Writer Lifestyle!! I have been talking with my … Continue reading