Dinosaur and Star Wars Themed Birthday Party Ideas

Blowing Out Their Candles by @sprittibee

My two youngest kids are one month apart for birthdays, so I always like to make it a joint party. The only problem is, they seldom agree on a theme. This year, I decided I would set up the living room for one theme and the dining room for the other, and just try to […]

Pre-Summer Update

Texas Wildflower Photos Edit by @Sprittibee

May flowers are in full bloom and I grasp at moments to try and slow down enough to smell them. They say the older you get, the faster time goes. My eldest has a friend that has some sort of theory on the matter. It’s all over my head. Mama has been tired for most […]

Of Prodigals

Mommy and Meesa

I’ve been homeschool blogging since 2005. I started homeschooling when my kids were 2 and 4. I’ve been at it a loooong time, and now my eldest son is graduating at 19. BUT – if you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I have TWO teenagers, not just one. My daughter is […]

22 Homeschool Mom Goals

Good reading and black coffee by @Sprittibee

Remember that graphic I shared at the beginning of 2016 that said… “Count your blessings instead of your crosses?” Then it went on to ask you to add up gains instead of losses, joys instead of woes, friends instead of foes, smiles instead of tears, courage instead of fears, full years instead of lean, kind […]

What a Homeschool Mama Needs : A Reminder to BREATHE

Just Breathe

Sometimes I hold my breath. Maybe it’s my reaction to stress that I’ve built up over the years so I could keep moving and not think about it. Maybe it’s holding on to life so hard that my soul’s knuckles are bare and my body doesn’t breathe out of respect. When I’m not breathing, though… […]

New Years Blessing and a Prefix for 2016

brick and wood heart

Do you feel the sun setting on 2015? The cold wind is blowing and the last bit of this holiday season seems to be on fast forward. The afterglow of Christmas is still glittering… but my birthday week began on the 26th. I have to share my birthday week with the most important person who has ever […]

Before the Week Begins

Assignment List on Spiral via @sprittibee

I thought I would sneak in here during the wee morning hours prior to my week and tell you a few things. I cherish these quiet few minutes before bed when there’s no sound but the fan in my bedroom and the air conditioner popping on every now and then to remind me that fall […]