Reading the Bible in a Year: September reading plan

Reading the Bible in a Year: September reading plan

2020 is quite the year to decide to dive deep into the prophets, where we get the gritty details about the years of exile and loss and heartbreak for the Israelites. I'm feeling it. But the good news is, we're starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Ezra and Nehemiah will [...]

Free daily to-do printable for The Good and the Beautiful ELA curriculum

Free daily to-do printable for The Good and the Beautiful ELA curriculum

This year my kids have started using The Good and The Beautiful's language arts curriculum, and even though it's just day 2 of school I'm already feeling more relaxed and in-control than I have in previous years with different ELA curriculum. What I love about this curriculum is that it's all-inclusive for ELA -- they're [...]

Don’t suppress your pandemic rage. The world needs it.

Don’t suppress your pandemic rage. The world needs it.

I had mostly succeeded at scrubbing my vocabulary of curse words when my oldest child became sentient, but lately they've crept back into my head. And also my speech. Apparently dropping an F-bomb here or there releases endorphins, which is probably why these words keep rising to my lips unbidden. There is a serious lack [...]

Hi, special needs mom who’s not doing okay in this pandemic. You’re not alone.

Hi, special needs mom who’s not doing okay in this pandemic. You’re not alone.

Hey, there. How are you? I mean really, how are you? Our lives have collectively hit an abrupt change, and some of those feeling it the hardest are our kids with special needs. Our kids for whom routine is paramount to having a successful day. From what I'm seeing on my special needs Facebook group feeds, we [...]

Our 2020 printable summer read-aloud list is here!

Our 2020 printable summer read-aloud list is here!

We're excited to share our 2020 printable summer read-aloud list with you all! With pools closing or limiting attendance, camps cancelled, and so many other disappointments for our kids this summer, we're trying to look for the silver lining...and (ahem) some activities that will keep them busy during these long days. So, we've created this [...]