Cowgirl Renovation Part 1: My New Rustic DIY Adventure

Cowgirl Renovation Part 1 by @sprittibee

Because of some repairs we needed to make to our house (a door that had a rotten frame, walls that needed paint, carpet that needed to be replaced), I decided to tackle a Pinterest-worthy dream I’ve been having of “remodeling” and re-purposing my living room and dining room spaces. Of course, I have “dreams” for […]

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 […]

Finding a Homeschool Planner that Works for You

Homeschool Planner Comparison

This post is more of a journey through homeschool planning over my entire homeschooling career than a review, but in the end, I did come down to two planners to review – and I mentioned a few others and my experiences as well. If you don’t want the details behind my planner journey, you can […]

Almost Back to School: Getting Organized

Organized Homeschooler

{ Note: This post is part of my Almost Back to School Series – follow along with the links at the bottom. } As promised, here’s Post #2 of 5… We didn’t get quite as much as I had hoped done this week, but we managed to plan out the entire year’s worth of homeschool […]

Almost Back to School Series

Sprittibee's Almost Back to School Series

I’m the snail of back to school this year, still gnawing away last year’s summer school, trying to get reluctant teens to finish up projects mama requires before next year. We’re actually finishing last year a week before we start this year… and I promised my kids a “Year End” party, so this year, our […]

The Homeschool Mama’s Daybook

Organizing for the Homeschool Year

I looked back to see when the last last Simple Woman’s Daybook was posted and laughed when I discovered it was in 2011 after my 4th baby was born. I was cruising on postpartum fog into the great unknown of “homeschool mom despair” (all brought about because God was purging me of my perfectionism). New babies do […]

Her Birthday Week

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“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” ~ Voltaire And then she was 15. My sweet little girl keeps growing up despite my best efforts to keep her young. Books on the head don’t stop growing. Books in the head (ie: reading) […]