Planning for Squash…

My ever-gardening-creative-aunt sent me a link to Gardening with squash – on a trellis! This I had to see! I did do *something* like this last summer. I had some of my pumpkins planted too close to the six-foot privacy fence enclosing my backyard. I wanted to have more room for my plants to grow – to get more sun. I decided to use the … Continue reading Planning for Squash…

Great Breaks: Vacation, February 2016

Great Breaks: Vacation, February 2016 Vacation looks good on me! If you were wondering why I had a break in posts last week, in a word: Vacation. I had posts lined up to finish on vacation, I did. I even set one up to auto-post on Wednesday {the 100 Word Wednesday post}, but apparently I expected the High Speed Internet to actually be accessible at our hotel. Although promised, the connection … Continue reading Great Breaks: Vacation, February 2016

2016: The-Year-Of-Quality

The last few years, my husband and I have tried to look at the upcoming year and have a theme. I thought we weren’t ‘theme-people’. Actually, themed birthday parties, Halloween Parties, Cookie Parties. Well, maybe we do like a good theme  to communicate our idea; set expectations. When thinking about the multitude of decisions and time in a year, having an over-arching theme, a simple … Continue reading 2016: The-Year-Of-Quality

Welcome 2016 — and the dreaded technology issues!

You remember this scene from Office Space, right? Printer from hell. {You haven’t seen Office Space? You MUST take time to watch it!!} Yes, I feel that way about my laptop. I love it when it works; I want to destroy it when it doesn’t. The frustration level when expectations are not met. I’ve missed writing my blog, the posts I had to autopost did … Continue reading Welcome 2016 — and the dreaded technology issues!

{Ramblings On} 2016–Let’s Get to the Heart of the Matter

Image Credit: Jenny Penton, Planner PerfectSource: 2016–Let’s Get to the Heart of the Matter So excited to share another post with you — so many great bloggers!! This one is from one of my favorite bloggers, Jenny Penton, at Planner Perfect! She creates beautiful planners and has a wonderful e-book to help get your priorities organized and be a better you, accomplish your goals, be mentally … Continue reading {Ramblings On} 2016–Let’s Get to the Heart of the Matter

{Ramblings On} Homeschool resolutions

Inspiration: Homeschool resolutions by Kara Anderson at Quill and Camera – Yay! I love this post and love to re-read it every. stinking. year. As I clear the clutter, abandoned books and *teaching* materials from our office, I realize that I’ve also built in an actual break. A break from school, teaching, worrying about schooling and teaching — a real vacation for myself and for my family. … Continue reading {Ramblings On} Homeschool resolutions

{Ramblings On} Modern Mrs. Darcy: My favorite posts of 2015

Last week I shared the 10 most popular posts of 2015, as determined by pure numbers. Today I’m sharing my favorite posts of the year, and as you can see, that isn’t the same thing as “popular.” There is ZERO overlap between the two lists. These are the posts of 2015 that I Source: My favorite posts of 2015 Delighted! I am delighted that some of my favorite … Continue reading {Ramblings On} Modern Mrs. Darcy: My favorite posts of 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?

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

Mensa Reading Program, an Overview

Mensa Reading Program: I love following the reading list for the MENSA Program for children. It’s a wonderful way to incorporate so many books that we might miss at the library! Our children can also earn a certificate, as well as a T-shirt, for finishing their reading lists. Having outside recognition means a great deal — and it also helps my encourage our children to … Continue reading Mensa Reading Program, an Overview