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Curriculum Plans for 2022/2023

Curriculum Plans for 2022/2023

Those dates are looking really crazy and futuristic. A lot of changes have happened in our family over the last couple years and I just haven’t been able to stay on top of the blog. We built a house, moved twice, and married off our firstborn! The Man has been settling into a new position … more

Curriculum Plans for 2021/2022

Curriculum Plans for 2021/2022

A little late, but what can I say. We moved! Now 21, Dusty has graduated flight school and is working as a flight instructor at the local airport here near home. He will be racking up flight hours until he has enough to be hired as a commercial pilot. I’m only going to list out … more

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

We moved last year, and will be moving again when our new house is finished. I can’t wait until we finally get settled. So here is a post on moving. I have been married 25 years and have parented for 20. I have observed a lot of other families. And one thing I have noticed … more

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