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

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

Living the Hygge Lifestyle

I learned about this word yesterday.  I’ve seen it circulating, but I didn’t know what it meant until yesterday when someone posted about it in my Brave Writer group (I’m always learning in there!). This is the “definition” by Hygge … Continue reading

Beautiful Life

I had a pretty crazy 4-5 days.  I actually didn’t leave the house, which was nice, but it was busy nonetheless.  I did a whole lot of organizing and cleaning.  Like there’s not really anything that I didn’t go through except … Continue reading

Figuring This Thing Out

All I can say is wow. I have come a LONG way in our homeschool.  I don’t really even recognize it. I have tried all the ways of homeschooling and struggled to fit into any of them. Thanks to Brave … 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