This blog began with a foray into parts unknown in 1996, as I dipped my toe into the big, scary Internet where every stranger was a serial killer and the whole thing was new. Through several different iterations, from that GeoCities website I started to my first blog at WordPress.com and on to this site, […]
When I first started homeschooling, I was excited to fill out my first lesson plan book. I bought it at the teacher’s supply store. It had a big apple on the front, and unlined blocks to write in. I used it faithfully every day, but it didn’t take too long before I began wishing it […]
It’s easy to think “I have 12 years of homeschooling to get them through to the end. I have all the time in the world.” Twelve years seems an eternity away. It IS an eternity away—until it isn’t anymore.
Here we are in May. It’s time to evaluate how your homeschool year went. Is it just me, or does it seem the school year flew right by? How did the year go? Now that you’re hopefully through the annual homeschool mom meltdown (it happens to me every year like clockwork), it is time to […]
I had the pleasure of chatting over coffee with Diane Rice, the Network Collection Coordinator for Operation Christmas Child Spokane Valley. I came ready with some questions for her, but she brought much more than I could even dream up! We volunteer yearly at the Collection Center and Diane heads everything up. Diane has been […]
Homeschoolers are perhaps the worst when it comes to stressing about educational gaps. Gaps are inevitable, because it simple isn’t possible to know EVERYTHING about everything. When it comes to the Autism Spectrum though, there are gaps everywhere. The strengths and the gaps of Autism can make me crazy. Far from his original diagnosis of […]
So this came in the mail… View this post on Instagram It’s about to get real around here! Countdown T-minus 70 Days. 😳 A post shared by Dawn (@reclaiming_dawn) on Mar 31, 2018 at 11:56am PDT Graduation is June 9th! Do you have an upcoming high school graduation?
Have you starting thinking about the future for your kids? I wonder what they will be doing for a career. Families. Will they have them? A wife and kids? I think about these things and it just boggles my brain. It’s hard to even think about because it seems so far away right now. They’re […]
Is your Operation Christmas Child shoebox packed and ready? If you haven’t gotten it done yet, you still have time but just a couple of days! My boys and I will be packing ours tomorrow. This week is so busy, as we always serve at the Collection Center during Collection Week. View this post on […]
Collection Week is November 13-20th, 2017! Collection Week will be here faster than you know! This annual tradition for our family can become a blessing in yours as well. Have you ever filled a shoebox for OCC? All you need to do is get a shoebox and buy items to fill it. If you don’t […]