Summer Homeschool Fun! 

I don’t know about you but learning never stops in my house! Sure the summer is full of more outings and less worksheets and formal lessons, but learning is integrated into our daily lives. We always sign up for our local libraries Summer Reading Program and participate in almost every free library activity! These classes…

Road to 30

In 17 days I will be 30. I have waited my entire life to be thirty. You see, I have always acted older than my actual age. So turning 30 I feel my number age will “almost” match my maturity level. The last year of my 20’s has been a roller coaster; well an emotional…

Bursting at the Seams

I have so much I need to write about, but I just can’t bring myself to start typing.  I am stuck. I am bursting at the seams with emotions and things I need to process, but it seems too overwhelming to start writing about it.  I need advice. How do YOU get past these moments? …

Friday Fun Weekly Update!

Swimming pool fun, strawberry picking, yummy desserts and a few home projects has filled our week.  For homeschooling we have watched so much National Geographic I feel like I have a degree in Africa’s deadliest animals! It is a yearly tradition in our home to go strawberry picking. My 2 youngest kids would eat strawberries…

Get up and Walk! 

This morning after prayer and a devotional I laid back down for some more sleep before the kids woke up.  After a bit of sleep I realized the kids were still quiet, and the thought crossed my mind “get up and go on a brisk walk”. I sat and wrestled with this thought because the…

Friday Fun Weekly Update!

Today is my first Friday Fun Weekly Update! Every Friday I will strive to post some fun updates and pics from the week. This week has been filled with exploration, yummy treats and foods, and new relationships! As I head in to the weekend, I am thankful this week for the love and tiny adventures…

Coffee Date

If we were having coffee right now, I would be crying. Crying tears of grief. Expressing a pain in my heart and would need a shoulder to cry on. Let me explain. Today is the funeral for my pastors mom, and also for my neighbors 34 year old son. My nana in-love doesn’t have long…

Courage

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill Today’s post is short. So much has been going on emotionally. Still putting all the pieces together.  I am not yet ready to write or share publicly. But I know that through each thing that…

5 Reasons Why YOU Should Color

This entire week my children and I have colored. I have printed out Captain America Civil War, Spiderman and Jurassic World coloring pages! I don’t know how much ink I have used, but it has been a truly relaxing homeschool week, filled with artistic expression and pure fun! My kids have colored so much I…

Why I Write

I write because I have to. I write because it is a way of life. While I may not always write as much as I would like to, it is self care for me. Since before I can remember, I have always had a journal that I wrote out prayers, my dreams, thoughts and hopes….

Washington Post & Adult Coloring

Check out my featured video in the Washington Post! It took me 3.5 hours to complete this newspaper size picture. Adult coloring is the craze, but for some it is becoming an important part of their lifestyle. It is not only fun, but relaxing, and actually is proven to improve our mental and emotional health….

I was Approved!!

Living in the state of Maryland requires that all homeschool families present a student portfolio to show thorough instruction for the school year. Last year, I was so nervous because I didn’t know if all I had compiled for the year would be enough. One of my main “sellers” was my designed photo/yearbook full of…