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I'm a wife to my "Mr. Right". A momma of five. A maker of slow food and simple living. A collector of memories, a keeper of books, and a champion for books that make memories. An addict who likes my half-and-half with a splash of coffee. A fractured pot transformed by the One Who makes broken things beautiful. I heart homeschooling, brake for libraries, and am glad you're here with me on the journey! Be sure to subscribe to my monthly newsletter. Or, follow along with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google +, Youtube, or Pinterest.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

6th Grade Curriculum Choices 2018-2019


He's my quiet introvert. He's not a joiner but prefers to keep to himself mostly. However, get him in a room filled with elderly women and he becomes a chatty Cathy. Don't ask me how I know.

When given the choice, he'd rather bury himself in a mound of Legos or a stack of good books than do just about anything else. He's an old soul, has a special fondness for vintage cars, and eats salsa by the jar. Please don't touch his hair. Ever. He hates that.

He's listened to every Adventures in Odyssey episode, twice, and likes to quote them often.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

4th Grade Curriculum Choices for 2018-2019

4th Grade Curriculum Choices for 2018-2019 #homeschool #curriculum

My son's birthday is just days away. Do you know what he's asked me to decorate his birthday cake to look like? A wasp's nests. Specifically, a bald-faced hornet's nest. Out of all the different kinds of wasp's nests, this one's his favorite.

Yes, he has a favorite kind of wasp nest. (He's actually, at this very moment, making a paper mache version of one so that I'll have a "model" to look at while I decorate his cake.)

Thursday, August 9, 2018

1st Grade Curriculum Choices for 2018-2019

1st Grade Curriculum Choices for 2018-2019 #homeschool #curriculum

Since the moment he filled out his Last Day of Homeschool interview page this past May, my little man has been announcing to anyone and everyone who will listen that he's now in the 1st grade. In just three month's time, He's used up his yearly allotment of exclamation points over the news.

Apparently, it's a pretty big deal to officially be in elementary school like all the big kids.

As a general rule of thumb, I don't homeschool with grade levels. So someone else must have planted that tally system in his head.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Homeschool Curriculum 2018-2019

Homeschool Curriculum 2018-2019 for a family of 7 #homeschool

Like a shock of cold water, my 11th year of homeschooling (12th, if you count preschool) has awakened some renewed excitement in my bones. We're trying a few new things this year and returning to a few very old things. Like a 1990s DJ wearing neon colored Zuba pants, I'll be mixin' it up come fall. (Only without the neon colored Zuba pants because let's face it, those weren't flattering on the 13-year-old me, let alone the 38-year-old me.)

Thursday, August 2, 2018

What We're Reading in August 2018

What We're Reading in August 2018

I've been dreading this month's book list for days. In fact, I hesitate to even write these words for fear that you'll think I'm a big fat, phony fraud and that I don't really have the deep, deep feelings for books that I've claimed to have had in these past six years. (Actually, can we scratch that first part and just go with phony fraud instead of big fat, phony fraud? I just spent three days shamelessly eating deep fried food at our county fair and now I'm kinda feeling guilty about the whole thing. But I digress.)