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We are in the beginning stages of building a home. We have six beautiful acres.

Sunday Journal: First Full Week Back

Our first week of the academic year is now history. Even though I would not call it catastrophic in any sense of the word...the days certainly had their moments. I also just didn't get my walks in this week and... Continue Reading →

The Road Ahead: Curriculum for 2016-17 Year

Choosing curriculum is time-consuming, sometimes fun and always hard. I usually end up doubting myself and wondering if something would work better. This year was a little different . I didn't have the big "What have I done?" moment this time... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Break Week

We took a break from school this week while my mother was visiting for Sparkles' procedure. Tomorrow is our first official full day of school for the new year. All of the books and baskets are organized and ready for... Continue Reading →

The Anticipated Day

Today we finally learned the name of Sparkles' nemesis: Ulcerative Colitis. We still need to wait for lab results to confirm. However, her doctor was certain enough to give us paperwork to read and prescribe medicines to begin her treatment.... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: The Rest of July

I have not been in the mood to write the past few weeks. On here anyway. The writing process happens in my head all the time. Sometimes I edit my own thoughts in order to articulate properly to myself...maybe you didn't... Continue Reading →

Reflective Moments on Compassion: The Brave Writer Retreat

  Ruckkehrunruhe. n. the feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness—to the extent you have to keep reminding yourself that it happened at all, even though it felt so vivid... Continue Reading →

2015-2016 Year End Evaluation

I'm not even sure how to evaluate this homeschooling year. Not a clue. At first all I could think of were the stresses of the past year and how so much of "life" interfered with my plans. My husband pointedly... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Baseball, Butter and Brave Writer

The week went by too quickly...mostly because of the long weekend. The big event for me this week was going to my very first baseball game to see the Lexington Legends. I do not know much about the game but... Continue Reading →

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