Facing My Giants

As fall approaches so does a fresh new homeschool year.  We school year round, but our summers are full of fun, camps and academically we focus on reading and basic math review. Every September we start full steam ahead and begin with renewed goals and plans for the year. The last several months, I internally…

Sesame Place Trip

This year for Christmas we decided to gift the kids with memories and experiences instead of a load of presents that won’t be used in a few months. Sesame Place seemed to be a great place to attend, especially since all of the kids still love watching Sesame Street. After spending Christmas in North Carolina, we…

Unplugged

A few weeks ago I deleted my Facebook page. This was probably one of the most freeing decisions I have made recently. My mind is clear, my thoughts uncluttered. In this social media driven world we often times need to unplug from the hustle and bustle of constantly being connected to the outside world. In September…

Celebrating ME!

I had to cancel my 30th birthday party. I have looked forward to this day since I was a kid. I mean I probably dreamed of my 30th birthday party more than I envisioned what my wedding would look like! That may sound weird to some, but it is my truth! I may be one…

What’s love got to do with Juggling?

Today we ventured to our local library to see The Juggling Hoffmans. This was by far the best Juggling show I have ever seen. It brought such joy to everyone’s heart watching. I was so upset when I realized I didn’t have my phone! I love to snap pics at every activity we attend for…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Morning Power-Ups:Starting the Day off Right

   One of the reasons we wanted to homeschool was because we felt a strong need to teach our children how to fully and completely walk in confidence and love of themselves and who God created them to be. It takes time, consistency and a firm foundation to walk in confidence and self love in…

Distractions

Do you ever take a quick break to check Facebook or Instagram only to look up 30 mins later and realize that you were aimlessly scrolling. 30+ minutes of a day wasted on nothingness! Or do you grab your phone or electronic device to go to the bathroom? When at a restaurant, or even on…