The Little Things

I had a different post planned for today, but there’s nothing like an unexpected phone call first thing in the morning to shift your perspective and serve as a reminder to appreciate what you have.   We’ve been spending a fair amount of time at home lately. I introduced the kids to Chinese Checkers a […]


Here’s what we’ve been up to over the last two weeks… The kids started homeschool co-op. You guys, where did my babies go???  *insert crying face emoji* One of the assignments was to pick their own continent and country to research. Map it, find out what language they speak, what currency they use, what the population […]

Unschooling: Then and Now

I remember how excited and scared I was back in 2009 when I started Unschooling. Reading through those old posts, I can vividly remember what was going on in my life, where we lived, conversations I had in person and over the phone, and how I felt then. Guess I’ll start by answering the biggest […]

Loving The Ordinary Moments 

I am so happy and proud to announce my new Instagram Community: Loving The Ordinary Moments. I have help from these amazing ladies:  Chene of thehappyyoungsters, Tori of mydarlingladies, and Jillian of murphyfamoffour.   I had been toying with the idea for a while and decided to take the jump and make it happen. So […]

John Bryan State Park: First Hike of 2017

I wanted to make sure our first hike of 2017 was memorable, so we drove 45min to John Bryan State Park and it was soooooo worth it. It was a new trail and my kids are used to being able to run ahead of me and explore, but then we heard water and people that […]