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

Do It Anyway

I have been struggling mentally along with my continual physical health struggles.  Last Saturday was the 10th anniversary of my brother’s death and the trauma of it all always hits me hard.  I always think I’m prepared, but the anxiety … 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

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

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

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

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