the homeschool journey :: pt 5

So, here we are at the end of February.  What?!  That is just crazy to me.  It’s time for a monthly recap. 1.  Reading Challenge  – To keep Zoe reading and pushing herself to read at higher levels, we started a reading challenge.  For every book she read,...

Book Review :: Giants In the Land

From the Books: Giants in the Land, Books 1 & 2 by Clark Burbidge. We all have “Giants” in our lives—parents, grandparents, religious leaders, teachers—individuals who profoundly change and uplift us. They inspire us to achieve impossible goals and to persevere...

it’s a little of this and a little of that

I think I have about 4 billion things on my mind and none of them are long enough to be separate blogs posts.  So I’m just gonna do a little melting pot of thoughts here. Superbowl – Wow.  What a disappointing game.  I’m not really a Broncos or...

the homeschool journey : part 4

Well here we are in Month #4.  We started back to “school” on January 6th but if truth be told we never really stopped over December.  It was just a more laid back, “fun” approach to learning.  Okay. Okay.  There may have been a...

OneWord365 | Then & Now

I scrapped New Year’s resolutions 5 years ago.  Why?  Because I set very lofty goals and failed miserably at them every.single.time.  Yes.  The Queen of List Making made impossible lists to fulfill. It was a horrible cycle.  So in 2010 I joined the tribe at...

Happy 7th Birthday, Zoe!

I cannot believe you are 7 today.  My mind cannot wrap around the fact that you are growing up.  I struggle with wanting you to grow up and experience life and yet I really want to keep you as small as possible.   This last year has been so fun!  You are really...