Be Awesome, Quit for the Summer

Summer started early around here. Stress levels were at an all-time high, the sun was shining, and we’d hit our state-mandated 180 days of school for the year. So I hit the QUIT button and immediately heard, “Mom you’re the most awesome mom ever!!” I don’t know what you intend…

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On-the-Go Homeschool Organization

A journal, sunglasses, pen, and phone can often be plenty to keep your on-the-go homeschool organized

Sometimes homeschoolers laugh at the term “homeschooling.” We’re not homeschoolers, we’re van-schoolers, co-op-schoolers, waiting-room-schoolers, coffee-shop-schoolers, field-trip-schoolers, library-schoolers, or even travel-abroad-schoolers. It’s hard enough to keep our homeschools organized at home, but when we’re on-the-go, it’s doubly difficult. This post is for you if you’ve ever felt spoiled on the days…

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A Two Towers Kind of School Day

The forecast in Mordor according to an iPhone: unflinchingly hot for the upcoming week

You know, the kind full of battle scenes. The good guys face hopeless odds. The women and children are crying. Only a wizard and group of mystical Ents can rescue the halflings from despair. “What can men do against such reckless evil?” “Ride out and meet them.” Let’s just say…

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Morning Time Breakdown

Breakfast table ready with coffee, fruit, and croissant. Only thing missing is a morning time binder and the kids.

Morning time: a liturgy, a marathon, a habit, a joyful family memory. There are a lot of ways to accurately describe what morning time is for us, and what I hope it will become in years to come. But this post is going to give you the nitty-gritty details on…

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Two Thoughts on Family Culture

If we think that by controlling all the possible variables, we’ll make sure our kids turn out in such-and-such a way, or that our family will be like the picture we hold in our mind’s eye, we’re fooling ourselves.

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