Pause

Two nights ago, we experienced one of the unfortunate possibilities that come along with caring for animals. It was after school time, and I was determined to get one of my sewing projects completed before dinner. Ray was having free time in another room, watching YouTube videos. As I was wrapping up my project, I…

Solitude Amidst the Chaos

In light of recent events, or the mystery of said events rather, I’ve been fumbling for the right words to share. It’s no secret that the (talk of the) coronavirus has infiltrated our every connection with the outside world. Schools, churches, restaurants, shops, and events all shut down or cancelled until further notice. The thought…

Mail Order Butterflies

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.  Jeffrey Glassberg Have you ever heard of an at home butterfly kit? It’s an actual kit you can purchase, that includes everything you need to watch caterpillars turn into butterflies. I’ve…

How to Choose a Homeschooling Style

When you imagine a homeschooling family, what image comes to mind? Is it a family who hand sews all of their clothes, churns their own butter and lives without the internet? Or maybe it’s a family that is completely free spirited, allowing their children to run around with snot encrusted nostrils, juice stained clothing and…

Why We Homeschool

I often get asked why we choose to homeschool. And truthfully, I have no one size fits all answer. The flexibility, the ability to learn at one’s own pace, the depths of exploration that can’t be reached in a public setting, because I know my child and the ways she learns best… all valid answers….