Homeschooling Happenings

This is where our “been-there-done-that” and  our “what the hell have we gotten ourselves into”  posts will appear.

Creative Writing: Taking on the Challenges One Prompt at a Time

Our homeschooling curriculum has always been quite heavy in the creative writing department. When we were using a private online school, kiddo turned every writing assignment into an

The Birthday Gift That Just Keeps Giving

Let's get some facts out there from the get go - The "quilting gene" that my mother and aunt have both been blessed with, skipped me - like

“A Dog’s Purpose” – It can be so much more than just a cute movie!

If you were in any theater over the holiday season, you most likely saw the trailers for "A Dog's Purpose". The heartwarming story told from the perspective of

Another Day In “Our Normal” Life

Nothing glamorous or exciting planned for the day, except for a trip to the store to get cabbage. Late afternoon, and it looked like a good time to

Red Curls For My Girl – Naturally

My 11-year-old kiddo had decided she wanted a red streak in her hair. This shouldn’t have been a surprise to me, and honestly I think I had seen

Never Too Old

As I was searching through my writing folder, I came upon something I wrote about this time last year.  It was just a short random piece that I

Support, resources and advice were some of the first things I searched for when we started out. Maybe some of my footwork will be useful to you.


The “C” word… curriculum. What to choose? Where to start? All in one package? Unit Studies? Does it support my child’s learning strengths? Ack!!!! Curriculum can be intimidating (and expensive) and having to choose the right one can push many new homeschooling families into either an impulse buy or decision paralysis. Take a look at some of the discoveries we have made over the years,and see if any resonate with you and your family’s needs.

“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.”
Mahatma Gandhi

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