Encouragement

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on planners and plans

So many friends' children begin school this week, and as we fumble our way into our own year, I admit I'm a little sad to say good-bye to this care-free season of flushed cheeks and bare feet. I bought a new planner this weekend, a favorite…
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courageous and considerate parenting

I recently read a Twitter chat between a cluster of homeschooling moms mourning that one had recently been asked which curriculum to use for a three-year-old. Although these moms were well-intentioned in their encouragement of one another allowing young…

wild + free | a beautiful homeschooling conference

I'm so excited to announce I will be speaking at WILD + FREE, a beautiful homeschooling conference in Virginia Beach September 19-21. I will sharing a bit more about our homeschooling journey right alongside several other inspiring mothers.…
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for the moment

If I'm honest, there are days I wish I weren't homeschooling. I imagine someone else taking responsibility for my children's education, relieving me to my own work. I would be able to workout regularly and spontaneously meet friends for…

facing fear and doubt

Some of you have already read how we formally started on this homeschooling journey 5 plus years ago. (If you haven't, you should read it first.) There, I share many of the facts and resources leading us to our decision, but what I've shared…

the sum of it.

  Blythe arrived to the kitchen table in a leotard and tutus (yes, plural -- apparently one didn't have enough fluff) for her first day of "kindergarten" three weeks ago. I smiled and nearly fell out of my seat as she eagerly pulled…

Planning and Abiding

In preparation for our school year, Mark and I sit down for an annual planning meeting. Not a date. A meeting. You know, pens, planners, calendars, coffee. We usually get a sitter or swap kid-free days with another family (as was the case…