Today I woke up in a mood. It’s a holiday weekend and The Husband has plans to do a lot of projects around the homestead. He is having some dirt delivered and building the remaining 9 garden boxes so I will be filling and planting those boxes, plus I need to thin out the 3 boxes I’ve already planted. The… Read More
Archives for May 2016
My superhero! #hesmysuperhero #lovethisboysomuch #hesavesmydays A photo posted by Karmen Paterson (@karmenpaterson) on May 23, 2016 at 6:34pm PDT A few months back I was looking at “kindergarten readiness” lists for my Little Man. Technically, he’s still a year away from Kindergarten, but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be able to do some of the things, especially those large motor… Read More
I have been in the throes of planning for our upcoming school year. A lot of planning goes into each year trying to decide what did and didn’t work during the year, what opportunities there are for us, and what opportunities we need to create for ourselves because they are not being continued next year. I have to look at curriculum… Read More
Last summer I kinda broke. It had been coming for a while. A slow downward spiral into depression. I think after the suicide of the beloved actor Robin Williams depression really came under the spotlight. More and more people were coming out about their struggle with depression. Social media platforms were plastered with memes about depression. Thousands of blogs were written… Read More
I am continuing my series on curriculum reviews with Abeka Math. We have been using Abeka Math for 2 years now. The Princess and I both really like the program.
Our chickens have been wandering all over the neighborhood since we first moved into the new house. At first they were staying close, but with every passing day they ventured further and further out until they had pretty much claimed our yard and both of the neighbors on either side of us.
Harriet was showing no signs of breaking her broodiness. We were 3 weeks in and she was still sitting on those dead eggs, plus Peepers had decided under Harriet was the safest place to start laying her eggs. (How did she even get them under Harriet?!?!) It was time to enact OPERATION CHICKEN MAMA.
What comes to mind when you think about “homesteading”? Farming, doomsday prepping, off-grid living, anti-government/corporate America, extremists… This is the list I probably would have rattled off about five years ago. I think a lot of people probably see the homesteading movement in a very similar way. And, in some cases this is exactly what homesteading is. But that’s not… Read More
In 2014 we became official “homeschoolers” according to our State requirements. We registered our homeschool, Pitter-Paterson School, with the state. Our state also requires annual testing. I could have done it right away but we decided to wait until the end of the school year. Last summer was our first test.