in pursuit of wild things


early american history

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 →

Journal: Road Trip with Bill, Homeschooling Regrets and Chocolate Gravy

This past week was our only week of summer break from school...after two days I remembered quite well why we do not take an extended vacation from formal schooling. They get into a fair amount of trouble with too much... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Clearing the Soul Clutter

Seems like forever since I sat down for some blogging therapy. Generally, half of the words that pour from my head never make it to the published page...but it is healing to clear such clutter from my mind and soul.  This... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: New Endeavors and Endings

My husband and I enjoyed a nice weekend. Mrs. Melody came over Saturday afternoon to stay with the kids so my husband and I could go to a company cookout on the lake. I was certain we would not be... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Lego Camp, Plans and Treasure’s Past

Not much happened so there are not many pictures to share. Oldest took his turn at Extreme Lego we spent a bit of time (too much for me) on the road. I am glad summer camps are over for... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Beatersville, Armageddon, and the Return of the Twitch

I'm not sure I remember everything that happened this week and some I wish I could forget. I had some sweet tea several times this weekend and my lovely twitch returned to my thumb this time spreading further up my... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Tea Party Revolt

This past week flew by in a rush of business. I had a hard time keeping up and even forgot to get my wrap-up written and posted on Thursday night. I am so looking forward to putting the busy summer... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Weekend

We've enjoyed a beautiful weekend. Friday morning we all went out for breakfast since my husband was home. He spent the rest of the day working on his old Mustang. I tried to help him out a bit...well...I kinda made things worse. He... Continue Reading →

The Pilgrims with Beautiful Feet Books

We spent just over two months learning about the Pilgrims’ journey from England to America and then spent some time learning about their friend Squanto. Middle Boy and I are quite taken with Squanto and found his life story fascinating.... Continue Reading →

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