Happy Birthday, Chad! It's a day early, but any day is a great day to celebrate you! ... Read More about Happy Birthday!
I don't really have a hard-and-fast rule about when we're "allowed" to start listening to Christmas music around here, but I realized last night that for me, the Christmas season really starts on the night we pack up our boxes for Operation Christmas Child. As we fill boxes with a crazy assortment of items -- from necessities like toothbrushes and socks to fun things like toys and candy -- it's a passage of sorts into the real meaning of the season. This is a special time for giving, and special ... Read More about More than a tradition
Homeschooling is a funny thing. It reveals the many dates, concepts, terms, and facts that either I didn't learn or quickly forgot when I was a kid. Yes, even when it comes to third-grade material. We've been learning about rocks this week: igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, and metamorphic rocks. I'm sure I learned these categories when I was in elementary school, but if you had quizzed me on them recently... well, I would have hoped for a nice, easy matching or multiple-choice quiz. There's ... Read More about Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic
When we decided to homeschool L., I thought about a lot of things. I thought about the time I had available, which obligations I needed to cut, and how we would structure our days. I thought about how my introversion would impact homeschooling, and how we could compensate for my hermit-like habits. I thought way too much about curriculum choices. But one thing I didn't give much thought to was running errands. Since I consider myself a homebody, I don't consider errands a major part of my ... Read More about A simple errand
There's always so much pressure when starting a blog. I feel like my first post should be VERY PROFOUND. Or VERY ENTERTAINING. Or VERY...something. But right now, I don't have much "very" to share. So I'll just kind of jump in with a rambling post and hope for the best. I've started my fair share of blogs. I even had a somewhat-consistent and successful blog at one time. But it's been a while. I found other interests, other hobbies. Closed up shop, pulled down years of posts, and moved ... Read More about Composed…for the moment