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Mid Year Thoughts from a First Year CC Mom

We are halfway through our first “official” year of homeschool. I say “official” because in Indiana, children do not have to be enrolled in school until the fall of the school year in which they will turn 7, so I don’t technically have to keep records this year (although I am). We have twelve weeks… Continue reading Mid Year Thoughts from a First Year CC Mom

about me · Bible study · book challenge · church · educational choices · faith · family · goals · homeschooling

Welcome, 2016

We tried to sleep on our fold-out couch last night, the three of us. Little Man had coordinated a “party” for the us (board games, Wii games, root beer floats), and we crashed together in a “slumber party” to end the year. I made it until 4:27 am, when repeated kicks in the back and… Continue reading Welcome, 2016

about me · homeschooling · Keith · nerd · organization

Queen of the Nerds

A few weeks ago, I couldn’t sleep one night. So I spent some time watching YouTube videos comparing different styles of planners and videos on how to better utilize my planner. The next morning, Keith declared me “queen of the nerds” for using my time in such a way 🙂 I said that because I… Continue reading Queen of the Nerds

about me · educational choices · fear · homeschooling · parenting · running · theology

It’s February

It’s February. Historically, for me, this is the roughest month of the year. I struggle with the lack of sunshine, the frigid temperatures, and my anxiety is at its highest. I was hoping this year might be different, but it doesn’t seem to be 😦 But, I have some random things to say, so I… Continue reading It’s February

Bible study · birthday · homeschooling · mommy monday · schedule · yucky weather

And Here We Go…

Now 2015 really kicks into gear. Keith has basically been off work for the past two weeks. He’s worked, I think, four days. It’s been a crazy schedule! So tonight he returns to work, complete with a new “bid” (every six months the guys choose where they want to go every night; they are awarded… Continue reading And Here We Go…

educational choices · homeschooling · Keith · life is messy · marriage · running · schedule · working mom

Two Months Later…

I don’t really know how I miss two months at a time… April was really busy. And kind of blah. I don’t know if I was just dealing with seasonal depression issues or what. But now it’s May 🙂 And it’s cold again. Oh well. In April, Keith and I went to Cincinnati for a… Continue reading Two Months Later…

homeschooling · Lent · mommy guilt · pop culture · running · yucky weather

7 QT – Spring? Edition (with "profanity")

— 1 — Theoretically “spring” has arrived here in central Indiana. Today it is supposed to be 65*, and we will be outside. Next week, another polar vortex. I would just like to say, suck it, winter. — 2 — Apparently we are the only people on earth to have not seen some movie called… Continue reading 7 QT – Spring? Edition (with "profanity")

choose joy · educational choices · homeschooling · real life friends · schedule · yucky weather

Choosing Joy: Lowered Expectations

First, you should go read this. Go ahead; I’ll wait right here. Finished? I love what Heidi has to say about being the type of woman who wants to finish work before allowing herself to play. And trust me; I know her in real life. She is like that. Not rigidly so, but she does… Continue reading Choosing Joy: Lowered Expectations

7 Quick Takes · homeschooling · how God works · marriage · running

7 Quick Takes Friday (v. 4)

— 1 — This has been a crazy week. We were camping last Saturday until Tuesday. We left on Tuesday for the three hour drive home and were about 25 cars back of a fatal accident. We sat for over an hour on the highway while the accident was dealt with. It was very sad.… Continue reading 7 Quick Takes Friday (v. 4)