Housekeeping Woes, Kayaking Fun, and More

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These first few weeks of school have literally flown by. I’m delighted with how smoothly homeschooling is going this year!

We did have two curriculum fails [big sigh], but we were able to switch to materials that were a better fit. So thankful for the flexibility of homeschooling!


Kaylee working on a map for North Star Geography

Housekeeping Woes

Unfortunately, I still haven’t figured out how to homeschool 6 kids while keeping a 9-month-old happy AND cooking meals AND keeping up with laundry. I might be able to manage two of those on any given day–maybe even three if it’s a “supermom” kind of day–but doing all four is definitely not happening. Please pass the chocolate. Ahem.

Kayaking Fun

The highlight of the last few weeks has been not one, but TWO, kayaking field trips. The kids had a blast learning kayaking skills with a (very patient) park ranger.

PicMonkey Collage

I’ll let you in on a little secret here: I’m afraid of water. Really. But I don’t want my kids to be afraid, too, so I’m very grateful for our friendly park ranger and the other moms in our homeschool group that are willing to help my kids have a great experience.

And yikes! How is it possible that Devin (above left) is 17 already? I’m quite certain I’m not that old!!

PicMonkey Collage2

The kids picked up basic kayaking skills very quickly. I was really impressed! They actually paddled a LONG way out and then back in on their first day. Even Weston gave it a try, although it was a little too much for his 6-year-old abilities.


Sweet Little Girls

While the older kids were kayaking, I took the two little ones over to play in the sand. Love my sweet little girls!





From the Blog

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Well, that’s a few updates from my house. What’s happening at YOUR house?


  1. Rita Bennett says:

    You do have sweet little girls. I think that Keira ( misspelled) looks a lot like Kendra when she was a baby. Boy they are sure doll babies. Sweet to look at. Good luck to get all your work done. Come see me sometime. You are welcome anytime. All of your kids are growing up to say the least don’t take long does it? A. Rita

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