Museum Day: Mill City

On that day, the sun hid behind the clouds all morning, but we had the whole afternoon to explore. We decided it was a good idea to visit the Mill City Museum to take advantage of our Historical Society membership. (Yep, we did it again through Groupon for $35. ) I think they like it here … Continue reading

Talking to our Children about Dating

Our oldest went to a girls’ retreat at church this weekend and it was obvious that she’s been refreshed and inspired. Since she came back we have had some serious discussions about dating and such. Okay, so it was a sleepover, but it was really more than that. With all her stories it was easy … Continue reading

Christmas in April

A heavy box sat by the front door when I got home from an afternoon of errands. The kids could barely wait to see what’s inside even after I’ve warned them, “there’s no toys in there… just homeschool books.” The three-year-old boy asked if they could open it. The girls found him working hard with … Continue reading

Our Homeschool Goals

Every spring, I spend a good amount of time drawing our school plan and the goals we want to accomplish for the coming year. I go on a much anticipated mommy retreat to be refreshed and to wait on God- to make sure that our humble ideas align with His. Those plans and retreats vary each … Continue reading

Why We Homeschool

Though we could name a few good reasons why we WANT to home educate our children, it is by ONE reason that we DECIDED to do it: It is our calling- as their parents. Ten years ago, when we began this journey, we didn’t know much about home educating.  A tug- knowing that God was leading us here- was all … Continue reading

My Passport to India

image source “Mommy, can we please watch Chris now?” the kids begged. … The Chris they are talking about is the tour guide in a ten-video series called My Passport to India. Chris takes us with him as he visits different, interesting places in India. In a nutshell: See and experience the real India – … Continue reading