Imperfect Advent and a December Instagram Challenge

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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?

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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

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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 […]

Unanswered prayers…

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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 […]