december, you've been a tough pill to swallow but we are pushing through none-the-less. christmas is literally days away and time is passing by faster than ever. we decorated the schoolroom to christmas music and a tiny dusting of snow just outside of the schoolroom window. lots of cuddles, lots of pjs, days have been cozy and slow.Read More
its the last day of november and, just like that fall has slipped away. it is insane how quickly time is passing by and i am trying everything that i can to make it slow down a bit. more hot beverages, more calming music, more quiet time, consolidating errands and FILMING MORE OF THE LITTLE THINGS!!!i knew this was coming, which is why i set out to make more videos and record more memories through vlogsgiving and a few other ways. while i only made it through about half of the vlogsgiving videos that i intended to share, it was good for me so I'm moving onto VLOGMAS now ;)Read More
just after breakfast and before i could start our good morning song (that lets the kids know that school is starting), she had parked herself in her brothers chair and grabbed the human body model that she had been so anxious to get her hands on. i had been eyeing the ANATOMY MODELS BUNDLE SET by LEARNING RESOURCES for a while now and they finally dropped to a price that i was willing to pay ($41.96 at the time). i came across a blog post on studying the human body and fell in love with the HUMAN BODY MODEL that they used in their homeschool. however, i did NOT fall in love with its price. ($103.00) :(Read More
i'm on day 18 of vlogsgiving and just getting around to posting day NINE. trying to manage so much as a mommy, a wife, a business woman, a friend and falling "short" far too often than not can be SO frustrating. it can also be an incredible reminder of the GRACE we have been GIVEN and the importance of patience with ourselves and with others. it is crazy hard to practice patience with others when you have none with yourself.
i've yelled at you (my babies) and attempted to dismiss you far too often lately. and, while it makes me feel incredibly guilty and like the world's worst homeschool mom the guilt fixes NOTHING. the reality is that i have been stretched, tested and under a lot of pressure but i ALWAYS have a choice.Read More
so all of my prepping and planning have led up to this day. our first official day of the human body unit!!!! i made the announcement just before we got started this morning and they looked at me like i had eight heads. "we've been on the human body for a week now mommy" :/ LOL... I love these kids. they accept my crazy, extra, all-over-the-place self and run with it.Read More