Convictions and Culture, Homeschooling

Dear Teachers… {an open letter from a new homeschool mom}

Dear teachers, Teaching is no joke. I've only just begun the formal education process with my own kids and I already realize this. Now, of course, there are major differences between homeschooling and education in a public or private facility. However, there are enough similarities that I feel I can now empathize with just a… Continue reading Dear Teachers… {an open letter from a new homeschool mom}

Homeschooling

Day 1 & 2 of Homeschool!

We did our first day of school yesterday! It went really well considering it was the first time in a LONG time that we've sat down for some real structured learning. I decided to start early and slow (only doing Math and reading curriculum) so that we can simply develop a habit/routine of doing those… Continue reading Day 1 & 2 of Homeschool!

Homeschooling

Take this map, and go.

χάρτης Academy The above word is a Greek word. My husband used his Logos Bible Software to find out it's a word that is actually not found in the New Testament at all. Even still, we like the word for naming our homeschool. Spelling it in English is supposed to be Chártis but to make things… Continue reading Take this map, and go.

Convictions and Culture, DIY, Homemaking, Homeschooling, minimalism

A Little Announcement {I Freaked Out Today.} MESS=STRESS

Lately, I've been trying to focus on having better home maintenance. What I mean is keeping things tidy on a regular basis. I have to be real here and tell you that I am not good at this! I never have been. I do not like cleaning or picking up. Part of me does love… Continue reading A Little Announcement {I Freaked Out Today.} MESS=STRESS

Confessions of a pastors wife, Homeschooling, Ministry, Motherhood, Testimony

I am Nobody Special

Yep, I'm a mom. I'm a stay-at-home mom (SAHM). I'm a h.o.m.e.s.c.h.o.o.l.i.n.g. mom. I'm also a Pastor's Wife: newbie (under 5 years) pastor's wife. Every time I say or write these "labels" I experience a dichotomy. In one sense, I feel a host of mostly negative emotions. There are SO many stereotypes attached to these labels and… Continue reading I am Nobody Special

Homeschooling

My Soft Start Approach to Homeschooling for Kindergarten

There are many reasons why for my family we decided to start homeschooling. I won't get into all those reasons now, I'll save that for another post. But now that we are winding down the school year and I have started preparing for next year I wanted to take some time to reflect on what… Continue reading My Soft Start Approach to Homeschooling for Kindergarten

Family, Motherhood

How I Plan to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Without My Husband

Two years in a row my husband has been out of town over Valentine's Day, and that's actually okay with me. We try to make a point to make special time for each other throughout the year, so going out on Valentine's Day doesn't have a ton of weight for us. But, what am I… Continue reading How I Plan to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Without My Husband