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Homeschooling is Hard Work

Homeschooling is Hard Work

I’ll be the first person to tell you that homeschooling is the best decision that we could have ever made for our family. It’s amazing, and fun, and silly, and challenging and all the wonderful things that one would imagine. It’s also hard. Some days, […]

My Pixel Addiction: Favorite Editing Apps

My Pixel Addiction: Favorite Editing Apps

    Last time, I shared with you, my love of smartphone add-on lenses. Today, we’re going to discuss photo editing apps. Ok, so you’ve taken the picture, now what? Before you hit that share button, how about let’s pretty up your picture just a little […]

My Pixel Addiction: Add-On Lenses

My Pixel Addiction: Add-On Lenses

HI. My name is Carrie and I’m an addict. I’m addicted to taking photos. It’s been…….. 2 hours since my last click. I fell in love with the idea of photography right before digital cameras became a thing. It’s hard to believe that just around […]

Embracing Our Child’s Dyslexia

Embracing Our Child’s Dyslexia

Not too very long ago, I was worried if I was failing my children. If you’re a homeschool parent, then you can appreciate my self-doubt. Will they ever learn to read? Will they read for entertainment, or merely to gain information they need in their […]

Field Trips, On A Shoestring Budget

Field Trips, On A Shoestring Budget

First of all, the plan was for me to stay home until our first child was ready to start school. We would send him to a nice private school and I would return to my career as a dental assistant. Somewhere along the way, that plan […]

State History: SC State Mental Asylum

State History: SC State Mental Asylum

This is how learning history may look if you’re an unschooler. Sometimes it’s fascinatingly unplanned and unscripted. We go, we explore, we take pictures (lots and lots of pictures) we discuss. When we get back home, we research and discuss more. This particular day we […]

Heavy Silence

Heavy Silence

                                  The sound of Velcro ripping apart calls to me like a lighthouse beacon. He’s home. He’s safe. The look on his face tells me it wasn’t a good […]

This Is His Happy Place

This Is His Happy Place

He’s an old soul. He loves wearing fedoras. He loves his little sister, hot blueberry tea and art.      He hasn’t had any REAL formal art classes. He watches a few YouTube channels of a handful of artists. One particular one that he has […]

A Boy With a Re-purposed Passion

A Boy With a Re-purposed Passion

Meet our amazing 15-year-old.  From the time he was 11 years old, he has had a fascination with making knives.All of the knives that he makes, started out as old rusty discarded lawn mower blades. He makes a template from cardboard and traces the shape […]

Up The Creek On Earth Day

Up The Creek On Earth Day

Earth day is celebrated every day around our house. We love the earth, we love nature and we love being outside. Getting lost in the woods and up the creek is our favorite. It’s music to our weary souls, and often times rejuvenates us in […]