Human Christmas Trees, Elves and Books : 7 Quick Takes and the Homeschooling Mother’s Journal

1. In my life this week… I need a breather. Phew. It’s been crazy busy, leading up to Christmas. I’m glad that I’m taking a break next week. 2. Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… It’s busy busy busy around here. Rachel went with Daddy to see A Fairy Tale Christmas last week. This […]

Visiting Chicago with Children – Tips from a Newbie

Ideas for Visiting Chicago with Young Children

In July, my husband and I left the boys at home and traveled to Chicago with the girls. This trip brought back so many memories for me — the last time I’d walked the Magnificent Mile, I was pregnant with Rachel. She was astounded that she’d been to Chicago before, as a tiny bean in […]

It’s Baptism Time! 7 Quick Takes and Homeschool Mother’s Journal

— 1 — In my life this week… It’s Baptism day! IT’S BAPTISM DAY! Can you tell I’m a little excited? We were on tap to have Maeve baptized back in the summer, but she got sick suddenly, and we had to postpone. We’re back on schedule today, with my favorite priest in the whole […]

Date Night and the Rodeo: 7 Quick Takes

Random thoughts? Have a theme? Somewhere in between? Spill your brain, with 7 Quick Takes! (I’m considering this my homeschool wrap up of the week, too!) Here we go …. — 1 — Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share Stick to your guns. I’m a bit of a bluffer when it comes to discipline […]

A Homeschool Mother’s Journal in 7 Quick Takes

In my ‘combine everything as much as possible’ style, I’m linking up to iHN’s Homeschool Mother’s Journal AND 7 Quick Takes this morning. Who said multitasking wasn’t helpful! — 1 — In our homeschool this week …. we’ve been doing a lot of reading. My husband is a master of picking out books from the […]