Let’s Talk Turkey

Let’s talk Turkey! We not only talk about gratitude, traditions, and history, but also lies proliferated by the White Man and the impact these have on our existence. My young men have to understand the mistakes other white men have made and be empathetic to the struggles of all of us who are not born white males. My guys are pretty fabulous, but they’ll have … Continue reading Let’s Talk Turkey

Grace and Space through Celebrations

As the holiday season approaches, I am filled with satisfaction of our family rituals. Set in place through years of trials and triumphs, we honor the days, the holidays, the family-togetherness which we’ve come to expect in the everyday as well as the extraordinary. I am reminded of our search for minimalism in a very materialistic world when the fall season rolls in with the … Continue reading Grace and Space through Celebrations

Happy Halloween 2017

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays of the year. Getting to dress up in costume – to step outside of our everyday life and live vivaciously as the Superheros we admire, the pets we love; the weird, scary, or fantastic are all welcome in our humble abode. Although the dress up is great, and the focus of our annual costume parties and trick-or-treating, but … Continue reading Happy Halloween 2017

Christmas 2016: Fun with Friends

I have taken some much needed time to reconnect with friends, family, and self. I’ve missed blogging sorely and have begun a dozen or more posts, but I’ve not found time to finish them. In the past weeks I’ve been able to have coffee with friends, paint ornaments with another family, had boys invade my house for a weekend of fun games and friendship, had … Continue reading Christmas 2016: Fun with Friends

Christmas Wish Lists 2016

Affiliate Post – thank you for clicking through to help me keep my blog ad-free! Black Friday may be a traditional day for shoppers, but not for us. We enjoy getting out and enjoying the world! However, I’m nothing if not a planner. My children have an annual deadline of Thanksgiving for turning in their wish lists to me for us, their parents, as well … Continue reading Christmas Wish Lists 2016

Planning for The Holidays

Deep into my NaNoWriMo writing, as well as garden clean-up and life, I’m also planning for ‘The Holidays’. I’m not just talking about Christmas, but Thanksgiving through the first of the year and beyond. While I don’t have a ton of time to delve into the details while juggling all the proverbial balls I have in going right now, I am planning for one of … Continue reading Planning for The Holidays

Operation Christmas Child 2016

One of our traditions is to pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child. We start thinking about packing up our boxes in the summer. When we’re shopping for school supplies, we start dreaming about what items we’ll put into our boxes for the children we will pray about this Christmas season. We focus our efforts on packing boxes with supplies and items we’d like for our … Continue reading Operation Christmas Child 2016

Unschooly {Academy} Planning 101: Part I

Hello! Welcome to a quick guide to my annual Homeschool {Academy} Planning 101! Thank you for joining me on my adventure 🙂 Every year, our homeschool planning goes through the same motions. Here’s a quick tutorial of how I prepare to plan for a new Year of Learning! First,think about how you’re #winning at life right now! Feel like a #winner? You totally should! Even … Continue reading Unschooly {Academy} Planning 101: Part I