2020 Reading Goals: January Recap

I’m of two minds whether January was a really short month or at least a year. It’s over now though, and time to check in with my first reading update of the new year. I read 13 books this month, which is great. If I read 13 books every month,…

Waiting

My mind is a noisy place right now. Thoughts and to-do lists billow like white sails run up on the lines of a ship. Pulled in a hundred directions by unspoken ideas and runaway thoughts, yet anchored to this place and moment in time by sticky hands and bright eyes.…
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Reading Challenge 2020

Reading Challenge Recap of 2019 It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time for all the new reading challenge goals and resolutions, that is. Boy do I love setting a reading challenge. What I don’t love is forgetting to follow through. Which is exactly what I did last year.…

What I Read: December 2019

Well, I did it! I read 11 books in December, bringing my total to 121 and surpassing my total goal for the year by one. I’m a little bit more embarrassed by how few of the challenge titles I actually read from my lists in January last year. I’m determined…
Christmas Budget

Budgeting for Christmas

Tis the season for new sales every day, which makes it a great season for budgeting! Not that there’s ever a bad season for budgeting, but the holidays are definitely one time of year that can run you right off the road if you don’t go into them with a…

A Thankful Heart

Ambleside Online is one of the main tools we use in our homeschool and we love it. One of my favorite things is their section on holidays. They have an excellent list of stories and/or poems for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and we have been going through the Thanksgiving poems this…