belief · faith · parenting · thoughts

The case for speech

When I tell people we homeschool, I can usually detect that “oh no, here’s another group of Christian weirdos who don’t want their kids to socialize with the rest of us” vibe that comes with the territory. Yes- we are people of pretty deep and convicted faith, and yes, we are uber-libertarians who don’t want the government… Continue reading The case for speech

budget · crafts · sewing

Lessons in resourcefulness

Resourcefulness is one of the key character traits my husband and I vowed to bestow upon our little brood. Neither of us grew up being particularly resourceful. And while he’s always been relatively frugal, I went through some serious struggles to get to that point. Seriously, growing up, I always understood that if you wanted… Continue reading Lessons in resourcefulness

Mom time, parenting · planning · Uncategorized

Time and solitude

Holy smokes what a week. The first 5 days of homeschool are officially in the books. When I first withdrew the girls from school in the spring (to be perfectly accurate, it was 3 days after I gave birth in March), I am pretty sure I was cracked out on the last of my pregnancy hormones.… Continue reading Time and solitude

clean eating · cooking · eating at home · household organization

Homeschool kickoff!

Well today is officially in the books as far as homeschool goes. Wanna know something AMAZING? We were done by 12:00. Okay. Maybe not necessarily amazing. I realized that if all teachers only had to teach ONE student, they’d probably work a short day too. Miss Cora literally breezed through everything I had planned, and I… Continue reading Homeschool kickoff!