8:15am All the kids have been dropped off at school. Sweet, blissful, quiet car! I am going to get so much done today! Six hours of no interruptions. I just need to drop off that package at the post office and I think the library books are due today and I can't renew them again. … Continue reading This is why I can’t get anything done.
Simple Homeschool is sponsoring a blog link-up today! Head over there to see what everyone is up to in their daily homeschool lives. I had a hard time submitting this as my 'day in the life' because it wasn't a typical day. I typically shower before my day starts, we typically start at 8, not … Continue reading Brieana’s Day in the Life with a 14, 12, 10, 7, 5 and 1 year old
There are a lot of small words in that title, and I'm not sure I capitalized them properly. Anyway, lest you think I'm some kind of amazing, superwoman, the getting up at 4am thing is very recent. But so far, it's working pretty well for me. I have always been a morning person. I feel … Continue reading Why I Get Up at 4:00 in the Morning
Having a large family is a lot of things. It's chaotic, yes, but also peaceful. It's loud and sometimes quiet. It is very messy but.. okay, it's very messy. I often find that people who ask me about raising six kids have a polarizing idea about what it is - it must be either ethereally … Continue reading Joy and Laundry
We currently use a smash-up of Ambleside Online and a classical approach, and do co-op with five other families twice per week. Our co-op meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings at our house and covers history (I teach this, using Story of the World volume 2), science (Apologia Astronomy), Spanish and art. We also do memory … Continue reading Our Curriculum
I'm often asked what our 'homeschool' looks like on a typical day, and since I'm always interested to hear about other people's days, I thought I'd do a 'day in the life' post and try to explain how we do it. I picked today because I was thinking about it and I figured if I … Continue reading A Day in the Life
If you aren't reading Conversion Diary - you should. Jennifer Fulwiler is an atheist to Orthodox Catholic convert, a mom of six, a writer and a hoot. She recently posted this brilliant matrix on her blog: I love this. I love it when someone is able to take a complicated subject and simplify it, then … Continue reading The Life Craziness Matrix