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...
What if…

What if…

As my three big boys get older, I find myself contemplating with more frequency how I will define success for them.  My definition seems to be morphing, as I continue to think about it…daily. So what is it that matters most?  Is it the type of job my child...
Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 7

Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 7

This post will cover the span of 2 weeks since we left for Texas at the end of last week and came back at the beginning of this week.  We learned how to work through conflict, learned about St. Peter the Aleut, traveled for a wedding, learned about an ephod, and made...
Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 6

Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 6

This week we attempted a lesson on estimation at the grocery store, learned about Saint Juvenaly, traced our impending route south for a wedding, took dad hiking at the nature reserve, sent and received our nature pal exchange packages, had a visit from Flat Stanley,...
Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 5

Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 5

This week we addressed being distracted by girls, learned about St. Jacob of Alaska, expanded our map project about our city, and finished our black walnut dyeing project.  We also had an intense discussion with the boys that was a huge step towards healing for all of...
Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 4

Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 4

This week has been an unintentional therapy and healing week for us as we learn more about fetal alcohol effect and talk about the effects of Les’ previous job on our family.  We completed one of our dye projects (goldenrod) and are continuing with all of our...
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...