New Every Morning and Normal -er (and our curriculum for 2013-2014)

New Every Morning...

So. You didn’t hear from me last week because we started full-time-homeschool on Monday and it was the best week of my life. Actually– It wasn’t. (Thankfully this photo wasn’t really from this past week, but if you want the back story, you can find it => here.) The truth is, last week… I wasn’t [Read More...]

Where Should Your Kids Go to School? (25 questions to consider)

school options

    Yesterday our kiddos’ school sent home the registration packets for next year… It always comes as a bit of a shock each Jan-Febr-uary when this happens. 2013- 2014?  Already? But most schools start opening up registration at the beginning of February and I know that in our area, many of the magnet schools [Read More...]

One Way To Encourage Your Child’s Teacher (Sharing over at The Better Mom)

Mrs. Lundy

  I loved my teaching days. And I truly cared about the students God brought through my classroom door. I prayed that He would use me to encourage them and help them grow into the kind of people He created them to be. But, so many times, it was my students and their parents who [Read More...]

“Our Worst Day Ever”

He said– “Don’t you kinda think this was our worst day ever?” I inwardly nodded. To our boy I just said, “I’m sorry.” And he said, “Me too.  Maybe we can have a do-over?” It started from the moment they got up on this almost-first-day-of-summer. I was tired. They were tired. It was raining and [Read More...]

Helping a Pre-Reader (Phonemic Awareness and Resources)

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ~G.K. Chesterton In my pre-mama-days, I was a high school English and Speech teacher.  Though you’d never know it with all the errors I find after I hit “publish”. In my pre-mama-days, I was also a certified Reading Specialist.But even with all that… I [Read More...]

Choosing the Right School Option…

Did ya catch that?Are you making the right choice when it comes to education?Now that’s one way to open up a can of worms.I’m sharing over at The Better Mom today about how… We started considering school possibilities when we were expecting our first baby.Of course, back then–It was all hypothetical.And we made a lot of great (but unrealistic plans)prior [Read More...]

Bob’s Red Mill, Walk-a-thons, Cameras, Swimming, Racial Awareness, Cupcakes and the Start of October…

 A fun visit with Grandma and Grandpa… Our new camera–purchased in June–is finally out of the box… (I have a difficult time with change, but the cute camera-strap-cover made by my friend Kim was good incentive.) Lydia told me: “This is Lydia’s mama and this is Lydia’s dad…” “And this is Lydia.” (It’s the first [Read More...]

A Weekly Wrap Up…

It was a full week…a good week…a week of Medieval feasting, another trip to the YES Farm, rejoicing in children who love to read and optimistic Popsicles.  Lydi is napping, the boys are painting, Laura’s on a lunch date with Daddy and I’m getting ready for some serious garage sale prep. Knights and Princesses…  Medieval Feast [Read More...]

A Weekly Wrap Up…

It was a full week…a good week…a week of Medieval feasting, another trip to the YES Farm, rejoicing in children who love to read and optimistic Popsicles.  Lydi is napping, the boys are painting, Laura’s on a lunch date with Daddy and I’m getting ready for some serious garage sale prep. Knights and Princesses…  Medieval Feast [Read More...]

I Like Being In Fourth Grade or (4th Grade and Dyslexia)

I’m in fourth grade this year. Not literally. But kind of. It all started when we were back in second grade. Or actually long before that… I remember the exact date when we knew… That for the first time we were going to be parents. And God knew Long before that– Who our first born would be. [Read More...]

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