Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! Growing up, I always loved Mother’s Day. I loved the example that my Dad set for us in showing us how to celebrate my mom. It truly was a day filled with celebration. Being a mom means you wear many hats, and this is a day for you to be celebrated!...

Let’s Take Back Play!

“Play is not an incentive to be rewarded or taken from a child in response to behavior or some other regulated thing. Play is the child’s language of the age, their field for exploration… play is the tool they wield in their quest for knowledge and development...

Finding Your Homeschool Village

I never imagined that one day I would be a homeschooling mom of three boys. However, after having children, and as the topic of school started coming up, I started to realize that I wanted something different for my kids’ education. I did not want the forced learning,...

Am I Enough?

Many times a week, actually lets be honest, (sometimes many times a day) my inner thoughts try to tell me that I’m not doing a good enough job. Am I doing enough? Am I playing with my child enough? Am I doing enough activities with my child? Does he know the things...

Roots That Run Deep

rooted (verb) – established deeply and firmly. So what do you think about when you hear the words “rooted”? Trees? Plants? Gardening? Yikes! Take that beautiful, nature-ish word and now turn it inward. There are so many things we can be – hasty, busy,...

Know Your Whys

Another school year has started and the ease of summer already feels like a lifetime away. Maybe it’s your 15th year of homeschooling and you’re full of joy and anticipation, or maybe it’s your first year and you’ve reluctantly started this...