2nd year of homeschooling – planners, curriculum, and controlling the circus

It’s crazy?to believe we are racing to the finish of our?second year of homeschooling! ?I’ve made changes to our approach this year, as I’ve learned more about myself and more about my son! Last year seemed like the year of personality struggles and the big adjustment to schooling full-time. This year feels like a full-blown attempt at scheduling & curricula. Things you should know: Momma doesn’t always know best (sshhh don’t tell anyone) The hardest part of homeschooling for me, …

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Stop the Mom Shaming

Taking time away doesn’t make you a bad mom It was November 2010 and I was visiting my Aussie bff in London. ?We’d taken a day trip to Paris on the Eurostar. ?It was nearing the end of the day- we’d climbed the steps at Sacr? Coeur, eaten a crepe, and tried to figure out those free-standing Parisian toilets. ?Ha! I was waiting outside the loo for Briony when I heard an American couple next to me. ? We made …

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A really long post about our first year of homeschooling

There’s nothing like celebrating the end of our first year of homeschooling with a little Alice Cooper.?#notyourtypicalhomeschooler?Ha! ? As of today, we are d-o-n-e, done. ?Now that’s not to say we won’t do some review over the summer or keep up with our daily kids’ devotional, but no more 4-days-a-week-2-hours-a-day for the next 3 months. I’m going to break down what went well, what worked and what didn’t- mostly for my own reference to just.keep.swimming. ?However, SO many people asked …

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Life is either a daring adventure…

A Mother’s Day Well-Lived I’d been in a funk with a capital F the past few weeks and the mundane of life was getting to me. ?So when I woke up yesterday and Mr YT asked what I wanted to do that day I said, “Maybe take a road trip. ?Or go for a walk.” ?”You don’t want to just rest or get out alone?” ?He asked a little bewildered. ?”I don’t know…let me think about it.” The sun was …

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