Plans for the Week

The past several weeks have been full.  We haven’t had much routine or structure at all.  I have struggled because of this and so has Ethan.  He knows he needs routine so I’m going to try to provide that for … Continue reading

Outline of Spring 2020 Plans

Language Arts Friday Free-writes Give them the option to write about whatever they want or to choose a topic/prompt. Revise and edit every 8 weeks (they choose which one they want to work on).   Use “Snip and Pin Revision” for … Continue reading

Our Plan for December

  Robert and I went camping for 4 days and 3 nights this past week.  While we were enjoying nature and the outdoors, I realized that I need some simplicity for a bit (for school).  We have a big semester … Continue reading

Brave Writer Lifestyle Cabinet

What is the “Brave Writer Lifestyle?” Simply put, it’s a very rich way to educate.  A lot of it is Charlotte Mason inspired with a twist. Below is the list straight from the Brave Writer website: Poetry Teatime Reading Aloud … Continue reading

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

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

Meal Plan for November 3rd through 14th

Because I’m on a super strict elimination diet for the time being, I’m having to make so much from scratch. We are home most of the time the next few weeks, which is so great.  We all love being home!  … Continue reading

School Plan for Week of November 3rd through 7th

Like I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m working on living a slow, intentional life.  It’s hard in the busyness of life, but I’m going to try super hard.  A true hygge lifestyle. I’m learning to trust the environment that I … Continue reading