{Ramblings On} Kicking off the Holidays Window Shopping

From my good friend, Lana, who is always Hopping Around the World! Her latest adventure was to the Big Apple! Thank you for the simply fabulous blog on NYC Windows during the Thanksgiving Day Parade! The photography is fantastic! It’s almost like being there — SWOON! And no spoilers, but I’m LOVING the Star Wars windows — as I try to get to sleep knowing … Continue reading {Ramblings On} Kicking off the Holidays Window Shopping

What worked for me in 2015.

I love to do a little bit of reflection at year’s end, but I don’t make it complicated. Around my house we use two questions to help us take stock of the year gone by. They are: What worked for me last year? What didn’t? Today I’m sharing a few of the things that worked for me! https://bikurgurl.com/2015/12/18/what-worked-for-me-in-2015-a-la-bikurgurl/ Source: What worked for me in 2015. Continue reading What worked for me in 2015.

Homeschooling — How do you do it?

Since we started over 6 years ago, I’ve had many people ask: How do you Homeschool?   Well, that’s a great question! That’s also a very person, yet multi-layered question that has had different answers through the years. There are so many different methodologies and educational theories to explore. To be honest, it’s wonderful to live in a place with so many options. In the … Continue reading Homeschooling — How do you do it?

Family Read Aloud: Eragon, by Christopher Paolini

We’ve had this on our to-read reading list for quite a while. After finishing The Martian, we began reading Eragon by Christopher Paolini. It’s been of interest to me because not only did he write the first draft as a 15-year old homeschooler, but he also initially self-published his book! He went on to write 3 more books in the series — The Inheritance Cycle. So … Continue reading Family Read Aloud: Eragon, by Christopher Paolini

{Ramblings On} 3 ways to make this Christmas easier, homeschool mama (but mostly a story)

  As I mentioned in the comments section of Kara’s blog post, 3 ways to make this Christmas easier. I am a creature of habit. I had my own traditions from youth; making The Elf part of my family tradition was not something I ever thought about. I would talk to friends and see on Myspace (yes, it’s been awhile!), Facebook, or even talk to them … Continue reading {Ramblings On} 3 ways to make this Christmas easier, homeschool mama (but mostly a story)

Under Construction…Carpe Diem!

We’ve been under construction – literally. We had a minor fridge flood this summer which resulted in necessary floor repairs and replacement. As we chose people to work with and narrowed down plan, we found we’d have to wait months before the work could be completed. Then, an opening! A shift in plans allowed our necessary repairs to be completed sooner rather than later. The floors … Continue reading Under Construction…Carpe Diem!

{Ramblings On} When Just the Act of Writing is Enough

I love this post — just write. Push through. Write it out. Write it down. Get your story down. Keep writing. Such a strong message — particularly after reading Natalie Goldberg’s, Writing Down the Bones. I love reading Ashleys’ story — and am thrilled to share it with you! Enjoy! Source: When Just the Act of Writing is Enough  Disclosure of Material Connection: I have … Continue reading {Ramblings On} When Just the Act of Writing is Enough

{Ramblings On} Goodreads Giveaway! Win one of five paperback copies of Shizzle, Inc!

While I haven’t read the book, I’ve been LOVING AnaSpoke.com — all the advice and encouragement for writers is so appreciated! While I don’t know if I’ll ever become a published author, I love to have resources available to learn from! Thank you, Ana! Where do you find your inspiration? Source: Goodreads Giveaway! Win one of five paperback copies of Shizzle, Inc! Disclosure of Material … Continue reading {Ramblings On} Goodreads Giveaway! Win one of five paperback copies of Shizzle, Inc!

An end to a beloved e-zine creates Margin for Blogger, Sarah Mackenzie

In my year of less, I have found some tremendously inspiring and thoughtful writers who encourage Margin. For me, it’s part of Living Lightly. Margin — the extra space on a page, transforming to extra space in our lives. For our families, for our friends, for our meditation and prayer, for ourselves. We, especially as caretakers, cannot give all of ourselves and have anything left … Continue reading An end to a beloved e-zine creates Margin for Blogger, Sarah Mackenzie