Exactly how I feel when I do planks. 🤣
This year I’ve been deepening my love and understanding of education, and what it means to practice “education as a life”. Not only am I beginning to embark on the world of teaching my children from home, but I get to enjoy learning for myself as well! The CiRCE Institute (Center for Independent Research on Classical Education) has given me the tools to continue my own education, even though I’m “just a Mom” ☺️ Through their Close Reads Podcast Network, I’ve been able to read and understand great literature, past and present. Close Reads recently added Shakespeare (#theplaysthething), with the first play we are reading being “King Lear”. To hear intellectual minds dig deep into the meanings and historical significance of moments in the play is incredibly helpful! Close Reads will be doing a poem a week, beginning soon 🤩 I will also be taking a 10-month class through the Institute’s Atrium, where I will read and learn about the seven liberal arts, the foundations of classical education. I can read in my spare moments and listen to the related podcast or watch the webinar during my laundry-folding, dish-washing or cooking dinner hours 😄😂 Being a Mom doesn’t mean we have to stop learning. It’s perhaps one of the BEST times to embark on a journey of growth. Our children can learn right alongside us! #closereadspodcast #circeinstitute #homeschoolmom #educationisforlife
Brent and I had a fabulous night at the Farm to Market dinner downtown. We shared a table with the mayor of our city, and greatly enjoyed our evening talking with her and the other guests sitting with us at the long, long table on Strawberry Alley. They were a hoot, for lack of a better word, ha! Great food from local markets and farms, prepared beautifully ❤️
#bravewritercamp is a homeschool resource I’m checking out this week, and they are doing LIVE webinars ending tomorrow! If you’re starting to homeschool this year, and wondering how to find a great teaching tool for reading and writing (for all ages!), check it out! bravewriter.com/camp *we use a different reading and writing curriculum, but this looks like a fantastic resource if you’re still looking for your upcoming school year! #homeschoolroom #homeschool2018 #homeschoolresources
Me and my boy 😍
I haven’t seen my Dad in 4 years! Here we are, listening to him play guitar, reminiscing over photos and stories, and my heart is happy ❤️
I have approximately 0.05 seconds to pose baby and snap a decent photo before he rolls over. So I gave up and put the sticker on his back and called it a day 😂 He’s a horrid sleeper but loves to laugh and play, aaaaand has the softest little downy head ever. 😁❤️
This is summer: blueberry grins, swim suits, and back yard shenanigans 😍
We are still feeling the affects of our move 6 months ago. These two little girls are yearning for good friends. They are desperate and loyal and try to be best friends with our neighbors, who in turn, treat them a little like chopped liver. It breaks my heart. It has become my prayer, that they may find a dear friend or two who will show them the meaning of true and beautiful friendship. ❤️
May we all feel as cool as Scarlet thinks she is 😁
We haven’t been able to travel anywhere really cool for a while, so I’ve been reminiscing A LOT. What I would give for a gondola ride up the Swiss mountains again! Brent and I have been talking about planning a trip back to Europe in a few years, for vacation this time! Revisit a favorite or go somewhere new? 🤔🤔🤔 In the meantime, I need to get cracking on our U.S. bucket list!
Picked up my first #Farmbox today! $25 for all this fresh produce! Asparagus, strawberries, broccoli, zucchini, lettuce, tomatoes...and more...including Turnip greens. How do I use those? I’ve no idea!
Weekend trip to Branson, MO. Brent was the guest speaker at the College of the Ozarks Nursing Pinning and Blessing Ceremony, and we got to enjoy the company of family and good friends! Thankful for my Mom on this lovely Mother’s Day, and wishing I could accurately and eloquently express how much she means to me and the sacrifices she made for her children. ❤️
We are all dressed up and ready to go to Brent’s work event! Look at Calvin’s wee little head 😁