Why homeschooling is not a year-by-year decision for our family

Homeschooling all the way

It’s that time of year when homeschooling families all around us are making decisions for the upcoming year. New curriculum, new coops, enrolling kids in private or public schools for the upcoming year. Many of my friends approach homeschooling on a year-by-year, child-by-child basis, deciding each year what is best for each of their children, […]

Weekend reading: May 2, 2015

Little ring bearer and junior bridesmaids

From Instagram: My sweet little man’s attempt to walk down the sand aisle! {We’d rehearsed inside because of the threat of rain and forgot to think about that part…oops!} We spent this week in the Outer Banks for our annual family vacation, which just so happened to coincide with my sister-in-law’s wedding! The big girls […]

Confessions of a Kindle hypocrite

I have a confession: Whenever anyone bemoans the effects of Kindles as “ruining” the experience of reading or quotes studies about how much poorer the reading experience is on one of these devices, I get super defensive. In my head, I know that this means I’m probably a little unsure or uncomfortable about my own Kindle habit […]

Abandoning goals during the first trimester {April Goal Review}


I am just days away from officially welcoming the second trimester, and it can’t come soon enough! This has been my hardest pregnancy by far…a sinus infection magnified all of my pregnancy symptoms, leaving me bedridden and miserable for almost two weeks; I’ve spent much time huddled on the bathroom floor, alternately anticipating and dreading throwing […]

The power of home equity

The Power of Equity

This post was written and sponsored by U.S. Bank. Seems you’ve got a bit of a dilemma on your hands. That big project you’ve had in your head for what feels like forever is now actually coming together on paper and just waiting to be started. You have the time to do it and – best […]