What We’re Reading in Homeschool: September and October

We just finished week six of our homeschooling year and we’ve read a lot of great books already. I thought I’d take a minute to share the books we have finished so far as well as the books we are currently reading. I’ll give you my thoughts as well as some book reviews by myContinue reading “What We’re Reading in Homeschool: September and October”

School Pictures and a Check In

It’s week three of our school year and we’re starting to find our rhythm. Last weekend I took the kids outside (with Doggo the Homeschool Mascot) for school pictures, because tradition. My high schooler is settling into his virtual learning nicely. His classes are starting to assign actual assignments (I’m sure he misses when hisContinue reading “School Pictures and a Check In”

The Difference A Year Makes.

One of Mama Kat’s prompts for this week’s Writer’s Workshop is to look back on a blog posts from this time last year and compare how things are different now… I know, right? I don’t think 2019 Jen could even fathom 2020 Jen’s life and that’s okay because I wouldn’t wish it on my worstContinue reading “The Difference A Year Makes.”

Getting Ready for Back to School – 2020 Style

In three weeks we officially start our school year. My fourteen year old is starting his first year of high school virtually. He’s the amount of excited but nervous that you would expect. After months of hearing little more than crickets about what’s going to happen, the last week or two have been a comparableContinue reading “Getting Ready for Back to School – 2020 Style”

wordless wednesday | pictures of june

When I look back on this time someday, these are the things I hope to remember. Not how Facebook was driving me crazy or how much I hate group texts or how much I miss that sense of normalcy that we’ve always taken for granted. I want to remember the beautiful moments that we foundContinue reading “wordless wednesday | pictures of june”

Before and After. Thoughts on life before quarantine and “new normals”

People keep talking about the new normal we’re going to have to adjust to when things start to open back up. I have mixed feelings about this phrase because I have mixed feelings about what life in quarantine has been like. The things I will miss and the things I won’t miss if and whenContinue reading “Before and After. Thoughts on life before quarantine and “new normals””