Homeschool

Unplug for the Day . . . Cataloochee

Unplug for the Day . . . Cataloochee

Tucked away off the I-40 between Asheville, North Carolina and Knoxville, Tennessee is the breathtaking valley of Cataloochee.  Surrounded by 6000 ft. peaks, this well protected and preserved valley is part of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  With our daughter’s horse show schedule and […]

SOCIAL GRACES:  The Art of Saying “Thank You!”

SOCIAL GRACES: The Art of Saying “Thank You!”

My littlest just finished up writing thank you notes to friends and family for birthday presents and monetary gifts. OHHHHH the lamenting over having to write those notes, “even to the people she saw and thanked in person” and if you’re one of those people, […]

My Friday Five:  Some of My Favorite Homeschooling Books

My Friday Five: Some of My Favorite Homeschooling Books

Thinking of diving into the deep, diverse and daunting world of HOMESCHOOLING?  Well, don’t let my alliteration scare you . . . It was daunting to me, but what I’ve found is though it is deep and diverse, it is a WONDERFUL WORLD of all […]

Mobile, Mardi Gras and Masks

Mobile, Mardi Gras and Masks

Our trip to Mobile, Alabama for Carnival One of the few reasons W and I chose to begin homeschooling our youngest was the opportunity to travel and experience the world through her own eyes. While in public school, we were very restricted not to mention […]