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Our 2015 School Year

It’s that time of year again! We are beginning a new school year on Monday! As if homeschooling isn’t outside-the-box enough, we had to switch it up even more and do a January-November school year instead of the traditional September-May. I know, I know, it’s weird. But it works for us. When I started doing it, it was because of several reasons: my son (and I) were anxious to start already I wanted a “trial period” to see if homeschool was really for us before REAL schools started. I wanted to take off Advent instead of the summer. Now, my reasons are different, but I Read More

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Endless Weekends

I’m sure you have heard the old saying “You never get to the end of your life and wish you had spent more time working or earned more money or success. You wish that you had spent more time with your family.” I’ve gotten several comments lately about how lucky I am to have my husband around all the time. I know, BELIEVE ME, I know. 18 months ago, Byron was a First Sergeant in the Army. He was up at 4 am every day and off to work. He often didn’t come home until 8 or 9 pm, or later. Sometimes he worked all night Read More

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My new project schedule

About a month ago I decided that if I wanted to get all the things done on that neverending to-do list, I needed to schedule it in. And besides that, I needed to be better about general household maintenance. I felt like every time I turned around, another space was out of control! So I made this new project schedule, and it has been amazing. My house is cleaner, things are getting done, and I’m just happier overall! There are 3 parts to this, so I’ll explain them one at a time: 1) 10 minute clutter control – this is basically I run around for 10 Read More