The Unknown is Known

The Unknown is Known

Last semester, Chris asked me if he could get the ancestry.com DNA test kit for himself. Les and I quickly said yes to him. It’s indescribable being involuntarily separated from your birth mom. It’s unfathomable being shifted from home to home without any...
Broken, Useless, and the Need to Forgive

Broken, Useless, and the Need to Forgive

There are too many times where I start running excuses through my mind for why I’m going to skip a church service. The energy it takes just to think about getting all the boys ready and out the door is exhausting, let alone actually getting there. When it comes...
The Newlyweds

The Newlyweds

I had a request yesterday to hear about how Niki and Zach are doing in New York. This is their 4th (out of 5) required internships before they graduate. The finish line is in sight! They are enjoying it for the experience it is. A different lifestyle. Their rent is...
Don’t You Dare Read Page 19 Without Me!

Don’t You Dare Read Page 19 Without Me!

Last semester, one of my big boys asked if he could do the Ancestry DNA test that you see on the tv commercials and look at ancestry.com. He wanted to learn more about his biological family. I told him yes immediately but also told him we’d make it part of...
The Failed Snow Day

The Failed Snow Day

It was one of those days. Our homeschool co-op started up again for our winter/spring semester. I’m teaching two classes this semester: Wild Kratts Academy (based on the PBS show about animals) for 4-6 year olds and also Junior Journalists (writing course and...
Developing a Homeschool Schedule

Developing a Homeschool Schedule

One of the few constants of homeschooling is that there’s a need for trial and error to find a schedule that works for your family.  Every family is different with different needs and situations.  Just because it works for one family doesn’t mean it will...
The Parenting Manual

The Parenting Manual

by Jenny and Les Inspired by our children when we had to choose whether to laugh or cry.   ~ Chapter 1: You Know Nothing Chapter 2: Seriously, You Know Nothing! Chapter 3: Things Under Control? Here’s Your Next Child Chapter 4: Why Are They So Different? Chapter...
The Other Side

The Other Side

These days, I’ve fallen into a daily rhythm with Les and my kids. Most mornings, Les and I spend thirty minutes or so together for a coffee date before he goes to work.  I cherish them, even though many mornings they are crashed by one of our many radars. When...
Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 9

Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 9

This week, we worked on life skills related to grocery shopping, learning how electoral votes work for the presidental election, celebrated Gabriel’s nameday, I took some time to re-work our school day, and the boys learned about the Super Moon with dad. Life...
Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 8

Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 8

This week, we learned how to properly clean the kitchen, learned about St. John Maximovitch, drew a picture of a map using a description from a book, tended to a nasty bump, had the results from our pokeberry dye bath, picked the seeds from our Panama’s Tears...