We have committed to something that might be a bit crazy. Come next June, we are taking both of our boys -- ages 1 and 3 -- to Olympic National Park for a week. My husband and I love hiking and exploring in the National Parks, but since having kids, we have not been bold … Continue reading The Wild Blue Yonder
In our discussions of home schooling, my husband and I come back around to one question over and over: How will they become “socialized”? Of course, the typical home schooling argument is that children learn how to live and work with others in their families, in their churches, and through clubs, co-ops, and other activities. … Continue reading Making Friends in Home School
It's happening today: my baby is turning one. While many advantages draw me to home schooling -- flexibility, individual pace, custom curriculum -- none come close to the idea of spending more time with my boys. Childhood passes in a blink, and maybe this seems selfish, but I want to spend as much of it … Continue reading In A Blink
"Behold how pleasant and how good it is for brothers to dwell together in unity." Psalm 133:1 One of my biggest draws to home schooling is these two besties getting to spend more of their time together. How has home schooling impacted your children's friendships with each other?
Today my grandma, my boys' only living great-grandparent, turns ninety. From building domino castles and hand-churning ice cream to her official turkey stuffing recipe (which bids the reader to "find a cat" to deal with the liver), this woman is legend. She tromped all around tarnation with us collecting leaves and flowers to press and … Continue reading Legacy