Silence, the Teacher

Silence, the Teacher

I’ve found myself leaving my cell phone on the counter and my laptop shut more these days.  I’ve stepped away from facebook for a myriad of reasons.  I’ve got way too many unread emails in my inbox.  (Don’t ask Les about it.  He has mini heart...
Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 3

Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 3

In this weekly issue, we learned how to do our own laundry from start to finish.  The boys learned about St. Innocent of Alaska.  Fr. James explained to us more about Holy Communion and we prepped more specimens from our backyard for our natural dyeing project and for...
Our First Day of School

Our First Day of School

Today was our first day of the new school year.  I enjoy syncing our school year in conjunction with the ecclesiastical year.  It marks the beginning of a new school year for us even though we haven’t actually taken a break from learning.  A rhythm of seasons. I...
Happiness

Happiness

My eyes are shutting down even though my brain is completely awake.  I’ve been working on my 6 hour presentation for an all day seminar for weeks and it’s in the final stages of tweaking now.  (If you’re in the NY/NJ area and want to come to a free...
New House Rule: Do Whatever Makes You Happy!

New House Rule: Do Whatever Makes You Happy!

So I had a talk with one of my boys this afternoon. I have multiple children who have two mottos: Do whatever makes you happy As long as I don’t get caught, it’s ok But…one of them cherishes those mottos more than the others.  I get it – part...
A Glimpse at Our Summertime School Days

A Glimpse at Our Summertime School Days

I know my blog has been pretty quiet lately.  Partly because we’ve been doing stuff like you’ll find below and partly because I’ve just been in my private mood.  Anyway…I thought family would enjoy some photos.  (P.S. Come visit us!...
What’s that Bug?

What’s that Bug?

So, we have this bug…probably multiple of this bug.  You see it and your initial reaction is to smash it with a shoe because the thought of that moving anywhere near you is skin crawling. But…they’re fast. The other night, I was sitting on the end of...
Small Family for a Week

Small Family for a Week

The big boys have gone to grandma and grandpa’s house for the week.  It’s just the four of us.  I’m seizing the opportunity to play “little boy games”, reorganizing some areas of the house (areas where it’s not Symeon proofed and...