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

Update on Our Busy Life

It has been a long time since I have blogged.  I have been super busy.  Between schooling, outdoor activities, camp activities, eating in the dining hall, doctor appointments, our new puppy, being out of town, etc, I just haven’t had … Continue reading

Homeschooling with Mental Illness

Coming into this homeschooling journey, I knew that my anxiety and/or depression would pop up.  That’s just reality for me.  I knew that once the honeymoon phase started wearing off, I would probably start having anxiety again.  That’s just my … Continue reading

Busy Weekend at Home

Since we were out of town last weekend, I was unable to do any food prep or cleaning.  I tend to feel behind when that happens, but we made it work. This weekend was spent being pretty busy (in a … Continue reading

Minimalist Homeschooling From My Perspective

*I have shared pieces of this in different posts, but I want to share it as a focus on minimalist homeschooling in our home.  I plan to share this on Pinterest so I wanted it all in one place!* I … Continue reading

Basic Organization

Yesterday I wrote about what our homeschool looks like/will look like as a page on my blog. One of the biggest things is that I’m wanting to come at this completely differently than I ever have before! More relaxed! Simple … Continue reading

Honeymoon Phase of Homeschooling

I know how this works.  I’ve been here a few times.  I know that the beginning of homeschooling is amazing and every day is new and lovely.  I know that the kids obey well and do their chores and don’t … Continue reading

What I love, like, dislike, and am working through

Gosh.  This week has been long.  And tough.  And helpful.  And growth-producing.  And strengthening. I wasn’t deeply depressed.  I wasn’t hopeless or suicidal.  I just struggled a bit.  I just wanted to sleep all the time.  Struggled with doing things … Continue reading

Mental Stability by Living Out My Values

I had my three month appointment with my psychiatrist on Thursday. It’s always interesting to see her because somehow despite the fact that she sees a ton of patients and only sees me every three months, she remembers details about … Continue reading