Reflecting through the growth & time of being (and becoming) Mom

I had no idea what being a mini-mom was going to be like, or that family life was what I was missing, that loving and being loved by people who didn’t have to be someone other than themselves and worked together to move the group along, calmed my heart and cleared my head. Chase had…

Throwback: January 2017

Dad never buys me churros. When he does buy a churro, it’s for himself. A crush is basically when you’re in a relationship with a person, but they don’t know that they’re in a relationship with you. Oh then I kind of have a crush with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Mother daughter lockets. I would like that,…

The Beach : A Checklist

Summer, which means going to the beach. ~Umbrella (Small, Large, or Canopy-Sized) ~Towels (at least one for each person) and a Blanket ~Sunscreen (and face sunscreen) ~Water (freeze bottles 1/4 or 3/4 full for ice-cold water later but either way take water) ~Sunglasses (and a hat?) ~Snacks ~Cooler ~Book / Knitting (or other hanging out…

Homeschool: Before the Year Starts Thoughts/A Lesson on Rituals

One more month!!! I am so happy about the school year starting on September 1st, otherwise Summer would have just gone by too fast. The month of August is key for fully realized celebration of Summer Vacation. I’m getting really excited to begin, I’m still initiating registration to the Inspire Charter School program, gathering important…

Homeschool: Setting Up a Space

Gazing through Pinterest, I was stoked on setting up some magnificently adorable home classroom.  Turns out, you move around a lot throughout the school-year.  When one location became stagnant, and as the curriculum evolved, we would move.  We began in a dedicated homeschool space, decorated with banners and a calendar and a weather chart, partitioned…

What happened between last October and Now?

Mainly, I was hired by the school district as a substitute teacher. That plus running the homeschool curriculum and instruction, and my own personal escapades – all blog-posting ceased! It was still a wild ride, but I noticed this year has been the most settled. Each year on my birthday, I look back and I…

Homeschool: Creating Goals & Mission Statements

Using a Unit Lesson style of curriculum, keeping in mind your student’s mission statement will guide the activities and focus objectives. If you’re a multi-parent household, survey everyone on what they feel the student’s strengths and weaknesses are.  Include the student.   Goals will include both abstract and concrete concepts. For example, patience and handwriting….