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

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

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

Whew

What a week it has been.  I’m sorry if this post is all over the place.  I have sat down to write it so so many times and have been up and down and all around.  Haha.   This week … 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

I Have Come a Long Way

Yesterday something happened that was pretty stressful and brought me anxiety. In the past, I would have popped some Xanax and drank a bunch (sometimes at the same time… deadly combo). I realized last night that this isn’t even a … Continue reading

Much Needed Rest

It’s early morning of December 27th and I am so thankful that God woke me up early today.  I have spent the past several days resting. As an introvert, being around people all the time (especially a large amount) takes … Continue reading