A Homeschool Mother’s Tribe

Four years ago, I was approaching my first year of homeschooling. As I prepared for that first year, I was so overwhelmed with the choices and options; so many options! From teaching styles, approaches to teaching, so many learning styles, and SO MANY choices and options in curriculum within each of those styles and approaches. I... Continue Reading →


Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away…

No, it's not a post about Star Wars, although, that would be super fun to talk about!  My first exposure to Star Wars was my sophomore year of high school and I've followed it faithfully ever since. But no, in honor of Moon Day (July 20), I thought I'd take a minute to share with... Continue Reading →

Busyness of Life

Hello friends! Sorry for the silence. Life has been so busy lately,blogging has fallen to the wayside. One project I have been working on, is finishing my classes with Piano Technician Academy. I took the final on April 1st and passed! I'm officially a piano technician. I launched my business and my website this month:... Continue Reading →

Piano Technician Academy

I made out like a bandit this last Christmas (2017). My husband showered WAY TOO MANY gifts on me, including enrollment in the Piano Technician Academy. As geeky as it sounds, tuning pianos has been a pipe dream of mine for years. When I saw the card at the bottom of my gift box from... Continue Reading →

The World Of Podcasts

Weird as it may sound, the way we started discovering podcasts was when we started watching stand-up comedians on Netflix. The Marc Maron show introduced us to podcasting. Not that we hadn’t heard of podcasts before, we had just never followed them before. Omar started listening to Marc’s podcast while at work, and that led... Continue Reading →

An Amish Wake

These events happened on Friday, February 23.   Friday morning as I was preparing my coffee the phone rang. My husband was calling to tell me “Franny’s mom died yesterday. Marvin told me we have to go to John and Franny’s this evening, and we need to bring food.” My mind immediately jumped into action... Continue Reading →

Living With Depression

I say ’survive’, because I really don’t think it’s living...It had been a process of enlightenment to even acknowledge that I struggle with depression...but this fall, I’ve been struggling even more than usual and I had to realize, this was more than a bad day. I find when loss and grief collide, it is more... Continue Reading →

Where I Shopped For Christmas

It started in August when I declared War on my children’s toy hoard. That’s when I decided I was only going to get my kids four gifts this Christmas, something they want, something they need, something to wear, something to read.  It continued when I realized just how much I could save by being a... Continue Reading →

First Grade In Review

It has been a few months now that we have finished our school year, and I thought I'd share what worked for us in the way of curriculum as we worked through first grade.      Math - We were very happy with Math U See by Steve Demme in Kindergarten, so we decided to... Continue Reading →

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