Evie is Three

Evie is three, and three is a difficult age for my babies.  Three is the year they have to learn that other people have needs and desires, too, and that they can’t always do what they please or have what they want right when they want to do it or have it, or sometimes at […]

A First Holy Communion

Today, Mr. Thomas received Holy Communion for the very first time!  I think his shy little self was a little nervous, but he’s happy, of course.  Father Christian is a visiting priest just for today.  He’s a Benedictine monk out of St. Meinrad’s Archabbey, and so he doesn’t do a whole lot of First Communions.  […]

My Work Here Is Done

I moved Henry upstairs on Sunday night.  He woke up just as often as usual, and returned to sleep again as usual, which is to say, he went back down easily the first time, but we were both up and sad at 4am.  He was a bear on Monday morning.  He was picking on poor […]

Reading and the Homeschool

Reader Question: I have a daughter that is Tommy’s age and was wondering what kind of books he was reading either on his own or reading to you? Also does he like to read quietly on his own?  Our 8 year old is our oldest and for some reason reading is MY most challenging subject. […]

Evie and the Chicks

It was nearly a month ago now that we were collecting eggs in trays for the incubator.  Evie, as Evie is wont to do, kept playing with the eggs.  “I need those for the incubator,” I told her, “so I need you to quit playing with them.  If they break, they can’t turn into chickens.” […]

Planning a Month of Dinners

Plan Monthly, Shop Weekly I am a planner.  I like to know what’s in store, what I’m going to need, and how much it’s going to cost.  You can ask my children: I’m forever making lists, calculating expenses and plotting times.  I’ve typically shopped weekly, until fairly recently, but I have been making monthly menu […]