Make Way for Breaks: Scheduling around Chronic Illness

Ah the beloved break. Spring Break, Winter Break...Summer vacation. Many of my favorite childhood memories are inextricably linked with the nostalgia of school breaks. A nostalgia that I do not want my children to miss out on even though we have the freedom to break away from the school schedules that accompany them. I love... Continue Reading →

“Making Magic”

"Momma, close your eyes. I'm going to make Magic" Itty Bitty stood on the grassy hill that gently sloped down from the library's brick wall. She had just grasped an entire Dandelion puff in her tiny hand and was squeezing her teeny fist as tightly as possible. "Ok, can I open them now?" I asked,... Continue Reading →

Inspiring Curiosity a la Mason

Curious minds breed curiosity but often that curiosity comes in varying levels of intensity and trying to plan around an intangibility like curiosity can drive anyone to madness. So how can you plan ahead when everything seems so inconsistent? In order to answer this question while trying to find some structure for Little Man's focus... Continue Reading →

Dancing with Reality

I love to read. I absolutely, love to read. Over the course of the last six years it has greatly saddened me to find that my brain cannot keep up with my interests. I dream of a day when I can lay beneath a Willow tree, upon a soft blanket, lost in the pages of a challenging... Continue Reading →

Back to School 2014!

Last year we began our homeschool journey, again. We ditched almost all of the curriculum, changed gears radically and fell in love with learning. I most definitely call 2013-2014 a success, so it should come as no surprise that, with all the back to school hoopla thats taking over the airwaves, facebook feeds and weekly... Continue Reading →

Really?!

Really?! Seriously!? It would be just my luck!! I spent months planning and organizing, researching and outlining! I looked into Charlotte Mason, Classical, Unschooling, Montessori, Waldorf and Thomas Jefferson styles and merged what I though would fit our family. I have been agonizing over what I would teach and how I would teach it. For... Continue Reading →

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