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… […]

31 Things for October…

Argiope Spider via @sprittibee

I say Hello, you say Goodbye! Yes, October is almost over… and I’m just getting around to letting you know I’m alive. But hey – here I am! Better late than never! My list-making obsession is a beast. I would make a list on my arm if I ran out of paper. So to quell […]

Teaching to Learn

I Teach, Therefore I Learn

I seriously considered naming this post “That time I was swallowed by a Creative Writing English IV syllabus…” but I go to blog conferences, y’all, and I’ve learned that Google doesn’t like your puns. Just the facts, m’am. If I hear another person ask me, “What do you think people are going to Google to […]

Because You are More than One Thing

Morgan and the Bear

She asked me at the front desk as I was wheeling in my suitcase and fumbling with my fleece blanket I won’t go anywhere without, “Did you come here for the blog conference?” I could tell she was hoping I would say yes or she might melt into an embarrassed puddle. She seemed relieved when […]

Hope for the Night Owl: Why sleeping in is better for learning.

Moon via iPhone through Scope @sprittibee

Have you always kicked yourself because you weren’t a morning person? Have you secretly hated your alarm clock for most of your life? Do you look forward to sleeping in on weekends and feel better on Saturday and Sunday than you do all week long? Well, if this study is right, you may be feeling […]

Preparing for a New School Year… and SENIORS! Yikes

haircut for back to school

Now that the new computer is mostly set up, the desk is cleaned off, the file cabinet drawers (not all of them, but the ones that count) have had an overhaul, and my summer photography commitments are over… I’m gearing up for the school year. We’ve cleaned out the supplies and purchased a few new […]