homeschool

Starting another semester

I spent the morning with a group of homeschool moms and was reminded of how much we share: the weight, the thrill, the worries, the hope, the ever present fear. It’s beautiful and terrifying to steward your child’s education, and it’s one of my favorite things to think and write about. In light of starting a new semester, I thought I’d share on the blog a post I wrote on social media for the beginning…

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this and that

Hits & Misses {fall edition}

Hey, folks. It’s late mid-October, that time of year in Omaha where the weather teases you into thinking you might be able to dress comfortably but then scorches or freezes you to remind you that you can’t. You might need a coat. Or shorts. Or a scarf and mittens. Take your pick. I thought I’d make a list of things that have been particularly awesome (the hits) and things that are not (the misses.) Here…

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kingdom living motherhood

thoughts on filling your plate

Last spring my husband and I were talking about a job opportunity that had come my way. It wouldn’t require me to be away from the kids or change our own family schedule all that much, but still, it was more responsibility. More to juggle. More. Garrett asked the question, “If you add this, what would you take off your plate?” I blinked at him in confusion. And then he said something he’s said on…

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hello again

This space has been quiet for a few months (not this space as in the physical space I’m sitting in obviously. That space hasn’t been quiet in a decade.) But this little blog, the place where I celebrate homeschooling, overthink parenting, update you on my ongoing process of not getting published (still a success!), and air out some of the thoughts that are piling up, this space has been down a few months. But here…

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books featured homeschool kids

how to help your kids love reading

The title of this post makes me smile a bit in self reflection. Before kids, I might have thought it silly that there was any advice needed on helping kids love reading. You hand them books, they read them, and it’s love all around, right? My firstborn understood this. He enjoyed a good picture book, contentedly sat with a pile of books as a toddler, and stumbled into his own love of reading around the age…

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