Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Gratitude list
family life / homeschooling / self-care-practices

Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Gratitude list

It’s too easy to spend the beginning of January contemplating how I want to change things, do things differently, write a resolution list. Sure, I’ll write my yearly goals, but I’ll remind myself what I am grateful for instead. Twenty things even… Nature out my back door. I have a fascination with trees. And girlfriend, … Continue reading

Homeschool: How I Saw It Then & How I See It Now
family life / homeschool planning / homeschooling

Homeschool: How I Saw It Then & How I See It Now

Homeschooling: how I saw it then. I know what I thought then, because I journaled it all. I began consistently writing at the same time I began homeschooling. Starbucks was my destination every Wednesday evening. where I ordered my pumpkin spice latte with whip and biscotti. I opened my journal and wrote about our days, … Continue reading

taking stock: your past year in review & planning for your new year ahead
book reviews / family life / homeschooling / self-care-practices

taking stock: your past year in review & planning for your new year ahead

A new year. A time to take stock. Consider the content and meaning of your past year. What did you learn? What did you do? How did you live it? Each year, at just this time, I sit with pen and journal, cup of tea and as much time as I can eke out, and … Continue reading

happy new year & charmed top ten posts of 2019
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happy new year & charmed top ten posts of 2019

Happy almost 2020 to you and yours! 10. To my utter surprise, it’s really this page that garners the most attention twice as often as the most popular post, but since this page is as familiar as the back of my hand, I’m less likely to share it. I just updated it, so it is … Continue reading

Daily practice in receiving: Christmas gifts from Above
christmas / family life / homeschooling

Daily practice in receiving: Christmas gifts from Above

As we light the Advent candles, I struggle to remember the order…is the correct pattern: love, joy, peace, hope…or was it love, peace, joy, hope? No matter what the order, the discussion of them each Sunday and finally, Christmas morning, is part of our family tradition. The kids know there will be Christmas gift opening … Continue reading

a Christmas Collection: recipes, traditions & music
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a Christmas Collection: recipes, traditions & music

It’s a week before Christmas eve and I’ve not baked up a storm. Our personal stamp on Christmas for the last twenty years, our unique version of Christmas family traditions, was super fun to decide in our early family’s life. Falling back on the same traditions year after year creates a continuity, a collection of … Continue reading