Scaling back our 2014-2015 curriculum {again}

Homeschool curriculum 2014-2015 {K, 1st, 3rd and 4th}

This is definitely a pattern for us. I shared our 2014-2015 curriculum in April of last year, and over the four months that followed, I continued to tweak and add to it. By the time fall rolled around, we had a VERY full schedule, one that took the big girls way too much time to […]

25 novels and biographies about World War II

25 Biographies and Novels About World War II

2013 was marked by an obsession with young adult dystopian novels, and last year was the year of escapism (and also the year I discovered that not all contemporary fiction is as cheesy as most of the contemporary Christian fiction I read in my early 20s…but that’s a post for another day). While I have several […]

You were born to create

Rediscover Your Creative Side

“You were born to create.” Do you believe that’s true? Do you consider yourself creative? A few years ago, I might have said that some people were creative and some people think in straight lines and black-and-white, falling into the latter category myself. But over the past few years, I’ve discovered that you can be […]

“Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor…”

"Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor—it's anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living." ~Peter Walsh

“Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor—it’s anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living.” ~Peter Walsh I love this quote. We tend to focus on the physical stuff when we’re simplifying and decluttering—and I’ve talked about decluttering enough that I’m sure you know I think that’s important. […]