Category Archives: Life

Choosing Homeschool Curriculum—A Guide and Could Anything Be Harder?

Let me just start off by saying that having homeschooled for exactly two months, I don’t think I could exactly call myself an “expert” in choosing curriculum… AT. ALL. However, I found it abundantly useful to hear what other people were using, had tried, and how they felt about those things. So that’s my hope […]

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Getting Out of the Trenches

Clichés can be so annoying, but the problem is they’re clichés for a reason… because they’re usually true. One of my least favorites is “hindsight is 20/20.” Because it’s SOOOO true, and it’s so annoying that it’s true! Why can’t we just see what we’re going to see later when we’re in the moment? Why […]

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NO MORE SCREENS!

I’m not really a big fan of resolutions. I’ve just never been good at sticking to that kind of thing, then I feel defeated and guilty and like a complete failure when I can’t even make it a week into the New Year with whatever crazy parameter I somehow think I’ll magically conform to because […]

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Horrors at the Barber Shop

We’ve always known Diezy was a little dramatic. (ahem… major understatement) But he put the icing on the cake when we went to our favorite barber to get his hair cut. When he was four, he put all of his little emotions into one of the most dramatic and funniest things I’ve ever heard him […]

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Poly-Readers Versus Serial Readers. Which One Are You?

This is my stack… or my stash if you will. My husband, Jay, doesn’t get it. Of course, he barely reads one book a year. So I don’t really expect him to understand why I read one book at time much less multiple books at a time. But that’s what I do—I’m a poly-reader. It sounds […]

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Nate Sallie in Concert!

Earlier this week, my amazingly talented brother, Nate Sallie, performed at SBU in Bolivar, MO. He hasn’t done a concert like this in ages, and I was so excited that it was close enough for me to go. Crazy little story for those of you who don’t know…about two years ago my brother miraculously started […]

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Snippets from Life

1. One cozy snowy morning the kids came into our room and hung out together in our window seat while Jay and I tried to wake up. I love their friendship and love for each other. They’re my babies. 2. Deer in Gym Socks has returned to decorate a wall in our house. It originally […]

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Diesel’s Room. Getting it Together.

I can’t believe how long it’s taking to get things done around here. It’s kind of crazy, and frustrating, and overwhelming, and infuriating, and sad…shall I go on? Anyway, I wish I had kept a daily log of each room in the house. It would’ve been boring most of the time since renovations happen in […]

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