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

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

It’s Okay

This post started in my head as a message to a friend, then turned into an Instagram post, then I decided it needed a whole blog post. I have struggled over the years with “writer’s block,” and I have recently … 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

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

Living the Hygge Lifestyle

I learned about this word yesterday.  I’ve seen it circulating, but I didn’t know what it meant until yesterday when someone posted about it in my Brave Writer group (I’m always learning in there!). This is the “definition” by Hygge … Continue reading

Figuring This Thing Out

All I can say is wow. I have come a LONG way in our homeschool.  I don’t really even recognize it. I have tried all the ways of homeschooling and struggled to fit into any of them. Thanks to Brave … Continue reading