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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Some Homeschool Mom Perspective {and a LOT OF FUN}

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There’s nothing like being around SEVEN THOUSAND other homeschoolish people to lift your spirits and make you feel like what you are doing will impact eternity. So it will be later this week when the masses of like-minded descend upon The Woodlands, Texas to encourage, recharge, learn, grow, and fellowship together at the Texas Home […]

Zach Theater – Austin

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Before the little boys (5 yo THING #1 & 3 yo THING #2) came along, we did some sort of educational (or just-for-fun) field trip at least once a month, if not every other week. I’m very thankful now that my youngest is 3 so we can begin to resume field tripping like we used […]

New Homeschool Conference in Dallas, TX – Teach Them Diligently

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If you have been a reader here for any length of time you’ll know that: 1. I’m a Christian homeschool mom. 2. I’m an event and portrait photographer. 3. I enjoy conventions. Especially ones that encourage me in my passions (homeschooling, photography and blogging included). I also love a homeschool convention in TEXAS (I’ve been […]

You Can Stop Common Core … and more!

There’s not much in the education spectrum that I hate worse than Common Core. I could write a long post about it, but my blood pressure can’t stand the boil. I’m pretty sure if you are a homeschooler, you already know about the pornographic books they want to push on kids through Common Core… the […]