Determination: Made to Crave

by DarlaFebruary 2, 2014

This picture exemplifies what determination meant to me this week. After setting my goals, my body started fighting a respiratory virus which worked its way… well you get the picture.  My fitness plan included fitness 5 days a week with a minimum of 30 minutes along with this some changes in my food plan.  I […]

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Made to Crave

by DarlaJanuary 24, 2014

The word of this week is Empowered.  I think this fits with my experience of being led to participate in this online study.  My sister in law posted on facebook that she was struggling with cravings, people offered several suggestions and one was to participate in this study.  This is something that I’ve struggled with […]

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4 Keys to a good homeschool Day

by DarlaDecember 5, 2013

Over at Simple Home school she posted 4 keys to a good home school day.    Hmmm are my keys to a good home school day the same.  I suggest that some things are the same while others are different.   Her list is below but feel free to check out her blog for detailed explanations. 1.  […]

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First month of School

by DarlaSeptember 7, 2013

A couple weeks have gone by since starting the new homeschool year and it has been good.  We’ve had a few more field trips with a focus on nature study.  I’m finding more parks in the area to check out.  Here are a couple on our list to check out in the near future, Rock […]

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And then there were two

by DarlaAugust 11, 2013

Of all the time that was spent considering curriculum and the needs of my children this topic isn’t one I considered it just seemed like homeschooling would go on forever, sometimes in a good way sometimes not. Two weeks ago we started our new year.  Our first Nature study session included the Oxbow preserve to […]

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Year End Wrap UP

by DarlaMay 31, 2013

It has been several years since all the children finish at exactly the same time.  This year is no exception.  Samuel will finish up his work this week for which I’m very grateful.  It seemed Virginia still had some work to do but she put in some extra time and will finish up just before […]

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Finishing up projects.

by DarlaMay 12, 2013

This is a project that has been sitting in my sewing box for awhile.  Made from the Jelly Rolls that you used to find in abundance at JoAnn’s.  We were living overseas when I purchased this one.  It is good to see it on the wall. Bekah’s been working on this project for a couple […]

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Organizing – Tapestry of Grace workbox

by DarlaMay 8, 2013

Found a few cool tips on organizing my home school materials that were just what I needed. My criteria simple enough my son can use it and flexible enough that I can print out the materials for 2 – nine week periods with enough space left over that I can get into each one. Sam […]

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Simplifying Life

by DarlaMay 6, 2013

There is something about the spring weather that just encourages me to clean; my body, my life, my home and our home school.  It is the feeling of fresh and new that inspires me to take these steps. With another move looming in our future, it just seems like the right time to tackle these […]

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Goals and fruition of hard work

by DarlaMay 4, 2013

What is it about May and June that just seem like a good time to evaluate where I’ve been and what is going on.  Admittedly this year it has been pretty skimpy in entries.  There were several things that have gone on without there being much time to sit and write. For the past week, […]

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