The Start of our School Year

Today was our first day of school for the year. We’ve got first, second, fourth, sixth, and seventh grades going on at out home. And I’m barely able to believe the words in the previous sentence are true. I find it this incredibly beautiful mixture of happy-sad. Oh, I am so grateful for a God […]

Slow Down (School Pictures 2016-2017)

Slow down. Just for a little. I want to just sit here and breathe in all the moments that God has orchestrated for His glory. Today – Today I will marvel at the beauty and the mess, the first steps and the closed chapters, the tears and the joys – each one strung together by […]

Our 6th Grade Curriculum (The Thinking Tree) – and what we think so far

More than a month of intentional heart-growing, mind-stretching learning – and I can’t help but smile and breathe it all in. It’s been amazing to wake up to this – the crazy beautiful that comes from teaching my half a dozen kids at home. A few short months ago I agonized over the amount of […]

A Sneak Peek to our School Year

Today was our first day of school for the year. We’ve got kindergarten, first, third, fifth, and sixth grades going on at out home. It’s the first time all of our children are in school. I find it this incredibly beautiful mixture of happy-sad. Oh, I am so grateful for a God who goes before […]

Our 2nd & 4th Grade Curriculum – one of my best homeschooling decisions yet

Every once in a while I can feel it amidst the days and weeks and months of late night hours spent agonizing and praying my heart out over every little detail of schooling at home. There’s this glimmer of unmistakable hope and joy and this flashing neon sign saying maybe I am doing something right […]

Our 5th Grade Curriculum (Resurrection to Reformation) – and what we think so far

We’re in our sixth year of schooling at home. And it’s so much like other motherhood feats. There’s having everyone in the house all day long with piles of books stacked high in the way of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and little ones under foot while attempting a Science experiment. There’s an English book that […]

Anyone else wish time would slow down a bit? (School Pictures 2015-2016)

Sometimes you don’t know where you’ve been until you turn around and marvel at the moments turned days and years behind you. At how half a dozen kids in just as many years would grow in a blink. At how the reading about history while nursing a babe and the tears and furrowed brow over […]

School At Our House (Curriculum 2014-2015)

This schooling at home. It’s so much like other motherhood feats. There’s having everyone in the house all day long with piles of books stacked high in the way of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and little ones under foot while attempting a Science experiment. There’s an English book that needs to be shared two ways […]

When Marveling at the Days Behind (Back to School Pictures 2014-2015)

Sometimes you don’t know where you’ve been until you turn around and marvel at the moments turned days and years behind you. At how half a dozen kids in just as many years would grow in a blink. At how the reading about history while nursing a babe and the tears and furrowed brow over […]

The Truth About Our Homeschooling Year

So we’ve come to the end of our school year – with only two weeks left. And it seems like forever ago and just yesterday when I sat with swollen belly researching homeschool curriculum. I was pregnant with baby number five and the oldest were preschool age. That first year I had two four-year-olds, a […]