A few years ago, I began this project as a snapshot of days at home, a birds-eye view of our month of learning without perameters or expectation or lengthy passages to accompany them. They are simply a glimpse, another net for catching the days here. I know more than ever that it is the ordinary moments, the bits that feel monotonous or even difficult, “normal” and ordinary that I will look back on and see as being the most miraculous. This year, I have hired my talented sister Kristen to come on a random day in the month and take notice of what she sees, with a few personal notes of things I want to remember. Currently, Mark is homeschooling here two days a week while I work to develop my own business, and I’m grateful to feature him more this month since he’s essential to how our home keeps afloat. All to say, enjoy these snippets!

experimental baking, always

mock trial studies

mid-day skateboarding + shorts weather

character sketches

discussions on the New Testament writings of James

her own handmade pottery collection

badminton + a tiny winter garden

math lessons in the sunshine

piano practice

words of joy

first readings of Plato

7 replies
  1. Jenny
    Jenny says:

    This is so beautiful. I’m immediately encouraged and inspired in my own homeschooling journey with my littles. The creativity and loveliness in these moments just pours forth. Thank you for sharing, friend!

  2. Jessie
    Jessie says:

    As always, thank you Bethany for sharing all of this. It is amazing what your homeschool day looks like and gives us ideas to do down the road. I love how you do lessons outside and skateboard/play badminton outside for breaks. What a great birthday gift for your 13 year old daughter for pottery lessons. I think I will do the same when my oldest daughter turns 11.

  3. Kristin
    Kristin says:

    Pictures are so wonderful to look back on! What resources did your children use to learn pottery? Did they go to a class or learn at home?


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