About this blog

My daughter is in middle school and my son is in upper elementary now, so most of my posts are geared toward those ages.  It takes a fair amount of organization and planning to be able to work while I am homeschooling, so any tips and tricks I find to help me in those areas I will be sure to pass along.  Every family and homeschool is different, but I think we can all learn from each other and find new and better ways to run our homeschools.  I love unit studies and classical education theories, and most of our curriculum is based on these ideals.  I also love to take a curriculum and tweak it to best fit our family, so anytime I write new lessons or unit studies I will post them here as well.  I pray that this blog is an encouragement to you!

My Journey

I started looking into homeschooling when our oldest was entering kindergarten, but at the time I didn’t feel like I could juggle it along with my career.  My husband and I decided that we would wait until the kids entered middle school and then start homeschooling – or so we thought.  A very short 3 years later we felt like our daughter’s class was not the best learning environment for her, and so I took the plunge and pulled both kids out of school.  My plan was just to get through that school year and then see what happened, fully expecting that we would probably put them back in the next fall to finish out their elementary years.  To my surprise, homeschooling became a HUGE blessing for our family that I appreciate more and more each year.  Even though it meant a lot of juggling and late nights on my part, the peace and fun that took over our house was worth any sacrifice.  That was several years ago now, and we’ve never looked back!