Homeschool Swim Lessons in Austin

British Swim School Austin

Hey out there… Spring has sprung! It is hard to stay inside near the computer when it is in the 70’s outside and the garden needs weeding, trees need trimming, fence needs building, and plants need planting. We’ve been spending an amazing amount of time in the sunshine – and even taking advantages of the […]

Texas GOP State Convention : How to Get Involved and Make a Difference

Ken Paxton and his Pistol Packin' Mama

Part of our hands-on government class this year for homeschool was to be politically active and actually do our part as far as we were able to instead of just going to a voting poll and checking a box. I’m not sure how many public school seniors out there were state delegates this year, but […]

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 […]

Tara and Tyler Longview Texas Wedding at Miss Mary’s Place

Longview Wedding Miss Mary's Place via Sprittibee Photography

My weekend job is being a photographer and a dream watcher. I love to see people live out their dreams and to help them capture the moment to remember it forever. I even travel for the opportunity to do this… as you can see by my title: Longview, Texas! Longview is a long way from […]

Homeschool Service Project: Feeding Austin Area Hungry

Food Pantry Loading

For the past few years, our family has had the privilege of working with the Brighter Days Food Pantry which partners with Austin Area’s Texas Capital Food Bank to feed the hungry in our community. Our pantry is one of the few in our area that offer fresh produce, meat and dairy as well as dry […]

Bright Bloggy Spot on the Horizon: Blog Elevated Conference

seagull

I’ve got the summer-time blues. Yep, the end of summer, and the beginning of the school year. I am not dreading the end of 100 degree heat (this Saturday the “feels like” temp was 121 – I kid you not). I do, however, dread the end of extra free time… even though we suffered through […]