Homeschooling Year One: Curriculum

Ok so I’ve posted here and here about where things are with us and preparing for this upcoming year. We have just 12 days until our first day. Although, Naomi is begging to start NOW. Love her! First, because this gets asked a LOT. Here are the curriculums or programs we’re using this year. We feel […]


Visions of Homeschooling: The First Year

It’s a little different prepping for a first official school year when you’ve decided to homeschool. All the typical traditions and conventions aren’t exactly applicable. I mean, sure, I’ll take a photo of my girl on her FIRST official kindergarten day . . . but there’s a VERY good chance it won’t look the same. […]

Birthdays When You’re Far Away

I grew up with every birthday being the perfect opportunity for a family get together. At least a dozen people, if not more, getting together multiple times a year for cake and ice cream. Everyone loves to be together and it’s glorious. Family at its best. How I miss it! It’s a BIG transition to […]


Why Target’s Un-Labeling Made Me Smile

Ok. I’m a little late to the party here but I’ve been wasting time on Facebook today. I’ve noticed more posts bubbling up about Target’s decision to un-label parts of their store. I wondered what my BFFs . . . I mean, local Target employees . . . were up to the other day when […]

Keep Up With Me

I have not been posting much lately but that will change as of this week. All is finally settling down! Quick update: We’ve been in the new house for over a month. Our baby dog survived parvo. We’re getting some answers and having more come up regarding some medical issues. Moving right along. School starts […]

The Fancy Bracelet

In the corner of my eye I saw Bitty Bug sprint away from my room. I called her. She was very, very quiet. No response. Great. So I repeated her name. “Yes, mama?”, she replies so sweetly. Mhmm. So many manners now. I asked what she was doing. Unsurprisingly, “Nothing”, comes out of her mouth. Mhmm. I asked […]

We’ve Moved!!

A few tips from a mama that has recently moved: Avoid the holiday weekends. Get as much help as you can. Never underestimate the magic of Netflix to distract children. Map out all nearby coffee shops so you can stay alive Just don’t move in summer. Or if you do, remember sunscreen is your friend. We […]

Sortly – The App That Sorts Everything

Oh man. What timing. I review plenty of apps but the timing of this one has been really impeccable.   We have spent the last few weeks preparing to move. This past holiday weekend was crazy. (Happy independence day, by the way!) We are very slowly settling in to our new place and my husband’s new work […]