Category: homeschool

Extraordinary Lessons through Challenges

For the past several months, not much has happened. When I attempt to reflect on seven quick takes from the week, I often feel like there’s nothing of importance to share. Yet, if I’ve learned anything through our journey with grief the past year, it’s that the extraordinary memories...

Homeschool is a Journey, Not a Destination

The past couple of weeks, I’ve been working with other homeschooling mamas to share information about homeschooling with our community. People are searching for answers and alternatives, after dealing with “crisis schooling” and facing possibly more changes for the upcoming school year. Everyone has a story, a unique perspective...

Magic, Fire, and Snow

Fighting a sinus infection makes for a challenging week. When you are unable to breathe, sleep is not your friend. Prayerfully, I am nearing the end of this. Enjoy these Seven Quick Takes from our week. Starting Strong We started the week by hosting the youth devotional in our...

Make a Good Middle

August means back to school. In some ways, August brings fresh resolve to explore new opportunities and improve on the previous school year. Yes, even for homeschoolers. August is a new beginning, a time to learn new things while building on old lessons. All of this culminates in preparing...

The BEST egg-free brownies

adapted from the “Hershey’s Best Brownie recipe INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup pureed Pumpkin 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick) , melted (this recipe easily doubles to a...

Learning to Fly

A very happy birthday to Eric Carle, author of  A Very Hungry Caterpillar. We enjoyed learning more about butterflies and making butterfly crafts and snacks. We also learned a little more about the author himself. Earlier this year, we played at the Eric Carle exhibit at the Mayborn Museum...

Making my Home and Heart Sing

Falling behind and attempting to catch up seems to be the most exercise I get these days. Dietrich gets many more “breaks” from school than I care to admit, but still feels tortured by the days I prepare his schoolwork and “make” him do school before playing Mario or watching Netflix....

SQT: Surprises, Oreo Moons, and Abusive Dolls

Happy Labor Day Weekend! As we get September in full swing, hoping for cooler temperatures and waiting for the vibrant colors of fall, here are Seven Quick Takes for the week. ~1~ We started “back to school” this week. I am very low key in this area. However, Dietrich...

Starting a New Homeschool Year

A new day. A new week. Almost a new month. Soon to be a new season. Today, we started doing a little more schoolwork. Dietrich’s response was less than enthusiastic. However, once he started, he accomplished this work in very little time. I do not believe in giving him...