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Spring update

This space is in dire need of updating. So, here goes….. KIDS We are still homeschooling (and loving it). Kadence (13) wrote a book (buy here) under the pen name Anastasia Thickett. It still amazes me. She amazes me. She devours and then re-devours huge tombs of books like Gone […]

Homeschooling: How we do it

While this is our third year schooling at home, I’m yet to place myself anywhere but the “still a newbie/don’t know what the heck I’m doing half the time”-category. And to make matters worse, we changed up our entire curriculum this fall. Fun times! Every day presents its own sets […]

Finding his way

It’s the start of our third year of homeschooling and every day I wake up to new revelations. Most days I see with my own eyeballs the reasons homeschooling is so important. Other days — the hard days — it’s easy to wonder if I’m up to it. If I’m […]

Lost my voice

It has been literally three months since I’ve visited this space. Every once in a while I will think about writing something, then quickly dismiss the idea as too much work. This summer was saturated with busyness. We’ve had weekly allergy shots, baseball and softball nearly every day until mid-July, […]

Hope grows on trees

After a long winter, green leaves are a miracle. In fact, green of any kind after a winter of any kind, feels like a miracle. Like a deep, cleansing breath. Hope actually does grow on trees. At least in the months of spring. The contrast of the nesting, burrowing, make-do […]