Gutsy Girls Book Series Launch

When your good friend contacts you and says, “Mary, I have a new series releasing on September 21st and I’d like for you to help spread the word,” you just say yes.  Why? Because you know that whatever that book is about is a game changer.  Because...

Thanks for the memories 2014. . .

I can’t believe this year is almost over.  2014 was an incredible, amazing, frustrating and trying year.  I think every range of emotion was felt as we processed through a lot of stuff over the last 12 months.  But even through all of it, I’m thankful....

The Homeschool Journey :: Grade 3, Part 2

Homeschool has been, ummm, interesting this year so far.  As of today, we have finished 30 days of class.  I guess that’s not too bad.  But it’s not where we were this time last year.  Funny how life events, work, family time, church, whatever else gets...

The Homeschool Journey :: Grade 3, Part 1

It’s that time of year again.  Am I prepared?  Somewhat.  I have decided that we are going to take a more laid back approach to school this year.  Zoe seems to learn best when it doesn’t feel like school.  So, I’m hoping to figure out what that looks...

The Homeschool Journey :: Part 7

We did it. We finished 180 days of school. At home. Me teaching. Her “student-ing.” Folks, this is a miracle.  A phenomenon. I’ve learned so much over the last 9 months.  I’ve learned how she likes to study, do homework, learn new concepts....

Happy 18th Birthday, Haley!

Happy 18th Birthday, sweetheart!!!! First of all I just have to say I can’t even believe that I’m writing this post for your 18th birthday.  Your 18th birthday.  What?! I’m a Mama to an 18 year old. How is that even possible? There’s so much I...