The secret to happiness is freedom. We don’t plan out every day of the week or even stick to a plan about what we’ll be doing or where we’ll be in a month but we do have some general ideas. We know what we love to do, what makes us happy and, in general, where we are happy. On The Road A few days after the New Year we packed up the house for the winter and headed on the road. We have some long term renters until April so we’re officially homeless. After a brief stop in Denver we headed to Florida to visit
When nothing is sure, everything is possible. – Margaret Drabble We’ve been home for a month now. For those of you that follow us on Facebook or Instagram you saw we spent 6 weeks along the California coast. Surfing, sun, beach camping, lots of bike riding, exploring new places, and only one visit to the ER when Kalden’s surf fin met his thigh while being caught in a wave. While scary, it turned out fine after a few painful hours in the ER and 20 stitches. He now has a “hero” surfing story for the ladies. Let’s hope it’s his last one! There are many
“Can I do school work?” and “Can I code?” Are two statements I have been hearing lately. And – I am not dreaming! It’s taken awhile to get to this point but we are finally in a place where we have a good grasp on how to homeschool for our family. When we started a year ago we were certain the Oak Meadow program was the best choice. We talked to other families that used the program, studied the materials and liked their approach to learning. In addition we used Math by Hand to supplement the math. Those lasted about a month. I still think
Around the time Kalden was born our neighbor started homeschooling her two young girls. I thought she was crazy. Who lets their kids stay home when there is a perfectly good school down the street with stellar state rankings? And she could be back to work, or better yet, bike or hike all day while her kids are being taken care of for free! Fast forward 8 years and I am that crazy lady. Except I think I’m anything but crazy for actually paying attention to what’s best for our son and family and not just going a long with what is standard and expected.