It’s so hard to get back in to the groove after a vacation. The last thing we wanted to do was head back to homeschool. But this week, we turned to old routines and found ways to learn from our “extras”, and it turned out to be a fantastic, learning-packed week!
Only in Chicagoland can these kinds of extremes happen in five days. The snow last Friday put me in a seriously bad mood. But this week has been plenty hot and humid! Enjoyable at times, but that too has put me in a nasty mood. I feel like I go from cheerful to crabby a lot. […]
We’re not doing much for Easter in terms of secular tradition this year. I haven’t dyed any eggs. I bought candy and we’ve already been eating it. It’s more of a spiritual year in terms of Easter for me. But we’ve obviously been talking a lot about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and what that […]
This was a difficult, tear-filled week for my emotional first grader. For his privacy, I won’t go in to details. For my own, I’ll add that this is an intensely personal post. As the screams and tears continued from one day to the next, I found myself wondering, however, if for my sanity I needed […]
This week was relaxed. I took an “unschooling” approach this week and I loved it! I believe Raisin did too. This morning, at the end of his hour of listening to Mozart, he said, “You know, if I had to go to school, I wouldn’t have time to do this!”
I asked Raisin what the word of the week is and he responded “Happy.” I am so glad that is the end result of this week. I may have called it lazy, cranky, or cold, but I’ll go with his word. When he chose “happy,” I was reminded that life is a series of small […]
This week, my word is JOY. School and weather and life was blah and normal, for the most part. But something about this week make it one where I simply feel joy at being alive and joy for all the blessings I have in my life! I have spent many winters during the last […]
I asked Raisin to define our week with one word and he chose “Quiet.” It was a quiet week.
As I gathered with family for Christmas, one word kept going through my mind: PEACE. This seemed strange to me.
I had intended to school this week. My family gets in at my parents this weekend, we still had co-op, and did we really need another week? We’re going to take two weeks already? It turns out we did need another week, a pre-Christmas week to get things in order. We made Gingerbread cookies. We […]