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

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

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

Working Through the Hard by Focusing on the Joy that I Have

Yay!  I’m so super excited. No, my cough isn’t gone. But I have an appointment with an allergist and my nurse practitioner is sure that I’m having an allergy issue.  We’ll see! I do know that being dairy free makes … 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

Wild + Free

I’m finding that my philosophy of homeschooling is changing, and I’m super excited about it. I still love most of the curriculum that I am using, but I’m learning to implement it differently and to add in really important things … Continue reading

Our Homeschool: First Few Days

In the past when I have tried to homeschool, I did everything out of fear and anxiety. Now I do everything out of joy and peace.  It’s amazing the difference.  It’s clear that it’s “right” this time vs in the … Continue reading