Upcoming Sales

If you missed the April/May sale event, don’t fret! You’ll have another chance to purchase AOP items at 20% off at our One-Day Sale in July! Stay tuned for more info … I haven’t picked the date yet — feel free to leave a comment to let me know what day you feel the sale should be!

Plan B

‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

As a homeschooling mom, I’ve learned to be flexible. Life often interrupts our lessons, giving us more time on some and less time on others. When the children were little, I relied on “Plan B” quite often, thanks to crabby babies and impromptu park days with friends. I knew Plan B was just as good as my first plans. I knew I could rework my first plans into new plans for later in the week or month. I was never worried. Continue reading

Love is In the Air

The other day my soldier called to let us know he had spoken to his girlfriend’s parents — yup, he wants to marry her. They gave their blessing, and he bought a ring. He then took her to the beach where they met and, in her words, “… when I turned around he was down on one knee!”JD Proposal

It’s just such a great picture, I had to post about it! This is our second son to get married, and the wedding is scheduled for December. So, within one week we’ll have: a wedding, a birthday, Christmas, and another wedding. Whew! This year will go out with a bang!

Cool Cucumber Salad

When the weather gets warmer, I don’t want to make hot food — I want something cool/cold that is easy to make and refreshing. My mom passed this recipe down to me, and I make it often for pot lucks, picnics, and “just because.” This is a super easy recipe to remember–just think “Sweet and Sour, Thick and Thin.” Continue reading

Working Through a White Chapter

One of the key aspects of Weaver is the fact that the pages are color-coded for the differing grades (K-6) and white pages are either for your own information or for all the students in all grades (such as the Bible lessons). This is a handy ‘visual’ for those new to using Weaver. Once you create your Teacher’s Binder it’s easy to know who-is-learning-what based on the colored pages. But then it happens: you come upon a “white chapter” and your first thought is “Whaaa?!?” Continue reading

Teaching Two High Schoolers

Technically, our last day of school is this coming Friday. However, we finished our academics last week Friday, and my daughter still has classes at the local tech center until next week Thursday. Last week I started planning for the coming school year. Continue reading