One Little Bathroom

One Little Bathroom

I’m still here; still building, still renting, and still homeschooling to the best of our ability. The year is still an unusual one for other reasons you know of. I was hoping we could be in our new home before the holidays, but that won’t be happening. Construction is going well, but slowly. Our rental … more

Curriculum Plans for 2020/2021

Curriculum Plans for 2020/2021

This is looking like another interesting year, isn’t it? It’s great if we can keep things as consistent and upbeat as possible for our kids. Dusty Now 19, Dusty is attending the flight school mentioned in last year’s planning post. L3 Harris is set up more like a trade school for pilots, which allows them … more

My Simple Skincare

My Simple Skincare

Life has been busy! Our house has sold and we are in the midst of packing. In my previous post I shared a summary of what I’ve learned about taking care of skin, how I had to change my mindset, and the great results I got. Now some specifics. I should probably mention that I … more

New Thoughts on Skincare (for me, at least!)

New Thoughts on Skincare (for me, at least!)

I have been blessed with good skin, and as a result, was always pretty lazy in taking care of it. It wasn’t until I reached my forties that I began to sit up and worry about what to do. I also had my first, and then a second, favorite moisturizer get discontinued and reformulated into … more

Minimalist Curriculum

Minimalist Curriculum

Does this sound nice to you? It does to me, especially right now. I’ll explain in a moment. I really think there is a need today for a minimalist curriculum with a Charlotte-Mason flavor. Something that contains the basics with her language methods, and a handful of excellent books. Today is a day of information … more

French Yogurt Cake

French Yogurt Cake

Happy New Year! Here’s a simple recipe to brighten your winter or make with the kids. 1-1/2 c. flour 2 t. baking powder 3/4 t. salt 1 c. sugar zest of 1 lemon 3/4 c. whole yogurt, lemon or plain 1/2 c. olive oil 2 eggs 1 t. vanilla Combine and spread in an oiled … more

Journey: an Education for Life Retreat

If you are in western Wisconsin or eastern Minnesota, you may be interested in this one-day retreat featuring Charlotte-Mason, Classical, and Christian education on October 19th, 2019. There will be sessions on high school, music, art, and Mother Culture. Lunch is provided and used books will be for sale. Registration and details found at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/journey-an-education-for-life-tickets-67936121769?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

Curriculum Plans for 2019/2020

Curriculum Plans for 2019/2020

Dusty – the Graduate Remember what I said about staying nimble with your teens?! Dusty has put his entrance into ANG on pause as he looks into a new flight school option. Stay tuned. . . *** Duncan – 7th Grade Systematic Mathematics 7 – I have written a bit on this favorite curriculum for … more

Curriculum Review 2018/2019

Curriculum Review 2018/2019

It was an interesting year! Our only one with all four kids in school, and the first containing a high school graduation. Here’s the curriculum recap: 12th Grade Community College Classes (Math, English, Science) – This was a big win, but I think a lot of it was that our student was prepared. Dusty had … more