Something I have learned to do as a time management tool is to write down a little list on my week-at-a-glance calendar for each day. They might be 20 items long of things would like to get done, but I always have THREE items either listed in order at the TOP of the page, or […]

Imperfect Advent and a December Instagram Challenge


It’s the 2nd of December already, and all day yesterday, I thought it was November 30th. I’ve already messed up Advent before it even began at our house. That doesn’t surprise me, though, and it won’t surprise my kids, either. Especially since we decided mid-way in to Hanukkah to celebrate that, too, this year. We […]

How is a Homeschool Mom Like a Mathematician?


But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched with the same madness and genius. ~Harold Marston Morse How is a homeschool mom a mathematician? It’s not because she appears a bit mad at times, and borders on obsessed with her job. And most of us aren’t wearing […]

Carpet and Constructive Conversion


The Bee family is doing an about-face. Change is synonymous with a few key words that leave deep images in your mind. Words like “born again”, “growth”, “reconstruction”, “reformation”, “regeneration”, “resolution”, “transfiguration”, “remodeling”, “turning around”. I’m pretty sure the sort of change absorbing us over the next few years will be heavy on the remodeling […]

10 Days of Accidental Unschooling – Day 9: Reading to Succeed

NOTE: This is Part 9 of a 10 day series on Accidental Unschooling that is taking me LONGER than 10 days to write (sorry). I have had a little distraction in my life last week (hosting a blogger retreat weekend at my house) and it has been a very busy homeschool week following. If you […]

God Speaks Through Fountain Drinks

We had to skip school most of the day yesterday. Only got a few things done. Why? Because we’ve had a major disaster with the insurance company over claims on little Bee. Seems they don’t want to pay his doctor because we weren’t using the one on his medical card they assigned him – but […]

Unanswered prayers…


Psalm 37:7 – Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Boy, it’s hard to wait on the Lord. Right now, we are in month 6 of a situation that is very much like the sinking of […]