Here we go!

The 2017-18 school year has officially begun and day one was a huge success! I am super excited about this school year and praying that we grow into a great and consistent routine. I feel truly blessed to be able to stay home with my sons and teach them. It’s such a blessing to watch them grow and learn, to be a part of that learning and be the one who decides what and how they learn!

I will refrain from making curriculum declarations because as most homeschoolers know, that can change! That is another of the beauties of this life, is if one thing is not working you can easily change that up or supplement where need be. Aside from the appropriate levels for core classes, we are starting off with learning about famous artists, taking a US Geography “virtual road trip”, and finishing up with astronomy before we move onto chemistry! I look forward to sharing many of our experiences with you, and would love to hear  from you other homeschool families out there about some of your favorites, experience, and your journey in general! Find me on social media (links to the right.)

Praying for a blessed homeschool year as well as a smooth semester for myself! I hope the start of the new school year goes as smoothly for the rest of you as well, whether you homeschool or not!

Be Blessed!

~Melanie

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Oops, it’s August!

Life in July was absolutely overwhelming; some good, some bad but most definitely insanely busy! Our oldest moved back home, we had a birthday to celebrate, we had VBS and soccer camp, as well as so many appointments and tasks to tackle daily. I truly felt like I barely had time to breathe last month. But I survived, by the grace of God and thanks to my amazing support system.

It has been a pretty pleasing month for our little homestead in the making, we now have laying ducks, we have slaughtered some delicious birds and the garden is coming along nicely. We have also decided that next year we will be expanding our livestock with pigs and possibly sheep and goats! I am super excited!

We are now diving into another busy month and this first day had best not be an indicator of how it will be, I had to take a serious time out and have a talk with God because I know that only He can get me through the days that seem so heavy and worrisome; I am too blessed to be stressed and sometimes we all need to take a step back and look at it all from a different perspective.

Speaking of our amazing Father, if you follow me on facebook you have seen the updates I have been sharing about a young man named Bobby who was in a terrible car accident last month and is defeating all the odds against him by the power, love and grace of our great God! Thousands of brothers and sisters in Christ have been praying for this boy and he is truly a living miracle! Our God is so good!

I truly do intend to get better at this regular blogging thing, perhaps I need to schedule it in my happy planner 😉 but for now I’ll leave you with prayers for a blessed month as we dive into a new school year and then my favorite months of the year (I absolutely adore Sept-Dec!) Be blessed and be a blessing.

~Melanie

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