Refrigerator Learning

Since starting the new school year, Samuel and I have been enjoying doing a daily calendar center. Everything is on our refrigerator and it was all free, minus the cost of paper and ink. :) We cover what month it is, which month was last and which is next, the date, the current weather, the… Continue reading Refrigerator Learning

Homemaking, Homeschooling, Motherhood

Schedule // Spring 2017

So...routines and schedules rarely work for long in our house. If it's not one thing happening to completely change things (like going from two cars to one, or a child getting sick and passing it around), it's another. But if I don't at least TRY to implement a routine, there's no chance of having success, right? My main… Continue reading Schedule // Spring 2017


Getting a Drivers License in Georgia as a Homeschooled Teen in 2017

My oldest child is sixteen, homeschooled, and just got her drivers license from the Department of Drivers Services (DDS) in Locust Grove, GA. I thought it might be helpful if I were to share exactly how she did it as the requirements can seem overwhelming at first. Complete, updated information is available online at her fifteenth birthday, she got… Continue reading Getting a Drivers License in Georgia as a Homeschooled Teen in 2017

Thoughts and Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings 8/26

This week has been rough. I was stressing over the house, getting everything done, etc. etc. and it's not good for any of us when I'm stressed. But I've reevaluated what's important and I'm back on track. And in a better mood. I'm missing the Olympics, though! I'd really been enjoying watching the events in… Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings 8/26

Thoughts and Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings 8/4

My kids started back with lessons this week and somehow it has been totally amazing!! I imagine it's due to all the planning I've done for the last few weeks. I mean, I planned all the academics like normal but I also put tons of thought into the small details. Stephen helped so much by taking all three big kids… Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings 8/4

Thoughts and Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings 5/26/16

After finding out on Tuesday that I'm still just 1cm dilated and baby's at -2 station, I feel like I can finally be physically active without having to worry about causing preterm labor considering how long dilation takes and how far along I am (35w4d). So, I exercised today! I power walked a 15 minute mile (with side-steps and knee… Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings 5/26/16