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

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

Brokenness and Purpose

It’s possible to be a little broken and still live out your purpose. I found this mini coffee maker at Goodwill for $3.99.  First, it wouldn’t brew.  Last night Robert realized that someone had put the coffee grounds in the … 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

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

Updated School Plan Including Karis’s Plan, 2019-2020

Luckily it didn’t take much time to add to the plan since I already pretty much knew what curriculum I was going to use (and the assessments for levels had already been done).  I’m looking forward to this year so … Continue reading

Feeling Happy and Hopeful

Yesterday was so good!  I woke up late but feeling better, my cough was minimal, and we got the house clean and laundry mostly caught up (I need to sort/fold the clothes in the dryer, but that’s it). I showered, … Continue reading

Update on All the Things

I have been so busy that blogging has not been a priority, unfortunately. My Health I saw my GI last week and he gave me a new reflux med and has me taking it twice a day.  I have noticed … Continue reading