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Homeschooling Was Never Part of My Plan

Homeschooling was never part of my plan.

Before we moved to South Africa almost nine years ago, I envisioned all three of our boys would be fully immersed in South African school life for the duration of John’s and my missionary careers. 913 more words

Family Life

Maturing. Reflections, Week 17

Week 17?!  We’ve passed a college semester in length, gaining on one in a public school - and with no weeks off, no burn out, no exams, and after a few bumps at the beginning, no resistance. 774 more words



Eliminating the paralysis of unlimited choice.

Recently we have been playing with embracing limits in creativity through unusual constraints. I remember from art school the almost exciting nature of forced ingenuity that came from only being allowed to work in gray marker renderings or having an almost impossible time constraint on a design or not being allowed to use an eraser on a pencil drawing in our illustration class. 711 more words

Kids Creative

T is for Timothy!

T is for Timothy!

We really had a blast doing our first letter of the week. :) I was so giddy and excited that I woke up 4:30am Monday morning to prepare our activities! 834 more words

Learning Through Play

Bullet Journal Attempt

I have about 20 blog post drafts, 3 gifts to make and a Thanksgiving celebration to plan.  So I thought I’d take a moment to do what I do best: procrastinate.   698 more words


Give me back my motivation!

Ever feel like you can’t get moving and everything is sooooo overwhelming? Yeah. That’s me, right now. And I usually get it after a long break. 374 more words


A crazy(er) week.

I am definitely a summer girl, but there is something about a rainy, cold day with candles lit inside of a warm, cozy house and soup in the crock pot for dinner that makes me happy. 376 more words