Due to several reasons, we had not been getting out for regular day hikes as much as we used to, and this made me sad. But last week we woke up, the weather was good, the time was right, and we decided at the last minute to go to the mountains for the day. (We never … Continue reading Thoughts on Photographs and the Last Ten Years
Days are passing fast and furious, and I'm watching my boys grow up at a tremendous speed. My youngest son's baby cheeks have completely vanished in the last few months. He's so tall that he's wearing the shirts his brother (who is three years older) wore last year. My eldest is becoming a young man … Continue reading A Slow, Different Kind of Education
Autumn is one of my favorite times of year, and this autumn has certainly been full of interesting happenings both in my home and in the world at large. I have gotten a little exhausted at following the news and social media, so I'm limiting my time on that. While I'm disappointed with the election … Continue reading Autumn Musings
There are times I get super busy such as when family visits or all our play dates and appointments get clumped into one week. No matter how much I try to spread out our activities, I go through periods of non-stop excitement and then the welcome reprieve of being at home for a few days … Continue reading Homeschooling Is My Compass
I sometimes ask myself this question. There is no reward in blogging except for the infrequent but kind remarks left in the comments. There is even less reward in writing a newspaper column. (I will comment no further on that.) Sometimes I get tired of writing about myself because I wonder who really cares? There are … Continue reading Why Do I Blog?
This little guy will sigh and ask, "How much more does he have to play?" Older brother used to have more time to play, and quite honestly, he still has lots of time to play, but that doesn't make it any easier for a six-year-old to wait patiently through an hour (sometimes hour+!) of piano playing twice … Continue reading Waiting for Brother
This morning was the first morning that was warm enough for us to sit on the porch and do lessons. I love sitting on the front porch, but it's tricky doing our lessons out here because it's hard to keep the boys focused. They are ready to jump out of their seats and go play in the … Continue reading A Little Bit of Wildness
I made some minor changes to my blog. First of all, I switched to a new template, though it’s very similar to what I had before. But it opens up the menu and side margin a little, which I like. I also changed my tagline to “at the heart of homeschooling.” I did this partly … Continue reading At the Heart of Homeschooling