It was a normal homeschool morning. Train tracks and jammies were strewn across the floor, remnants of breakfast had yet to be put away and I was wearing my apron and my best “can do attitude. My mental pep talk was keeping me going. It probably sounded something like this: Ride that wave [...]
“Fern was up at daylight, trying to rid the world of injustice. As a result, she now has a pig. A small one to be sure, but nevertheless a pig. It just shows what can happen if a person gets out of bed promptly.” ― E.B. White, Charlotte's Web This beloved story first captured my [...]
We are anxiously awaiting the first signs of spring. The home we are renting has expansive wooded areas around it which give us the opportunity to go on nature walks everyday. We have been looking for worms and the first hints of green and purple. I have a feeling that we will wake up one [...]
Originally posted on Happy Hedgehog Post Singing with Your Children by Amber Hellewell Music was not always something that was easy for me to bring to my children. As a child and teenager I was terrified of singing in front of others. Even as a new mom, I would feel nervous singing out loud for [...]
Family learning has become our new favorite mode of schooling. I know that I am not alone in being overwhelmed by planning and presenting multiple lessons and themes that are perfectly tailored to each child. I know that when stress, lack of sleep and feelings of inadequacy collide I need to reevaluate my priorities [...]
This dear baby loves her mama! She loves me so much (as in she hardly leaves my sight) that I am shocked that I have photos of her not being on my lap. I think I am getting a hang of homeschooling three kids. There are days where I feel like superwoman and days where [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4r4u4hIhJA&feature=youtu.be I made this video in 2014. Since then we have moved 3 times!!! We are now living in a similar sized apartment in Western Michigan, while saving up for our next home.