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I'm a homeschooling mom of 4 boys ~ 18, 13, 11 and just born 5/26/13!
Interests: My interests include my family, my faith, home education, nature study, reading, journaling, planners, baking, crafts ... and coffee!
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Thank you so much, Kim!! I just plugged your post in mine ... I'm so thankful you are joining me! :-)
Thank you very much! I am humbled by your kind words ... blessings to you, my friend! :-)
Oh boy! Good to know - thanks, Karen! :-)
Hi Wendy! The numbers represent the time of sunset. 5:37 p.m. :-)
Thank you, Christi! :-)
Hi Elizabeth, and thank you! Yes, I still use my Day Designer! Every single day. :-) I have a few planners in play to be honest ... and I should do a post about that! Because I'm not all that good at juggling all the planners but I can't seem to give any of them up! ;-)
Thank you so much, Denise! It makes me SO happy that you enjoy my posts and I thank you, from the bottom of my heart - for the time you take to tell me so. And the details you share from your life, too. I appreciate you as a reader and a friend!
Thank you, Penny! The storm was a bit of a "washout" here after much dire predicting ... so much so they moved Trick-or-Treating to Saturday! Anyhoo ... hope you are well! I can relate to the "nest melancholy" even though I still have most of my chicks home, I find myself pining for the simpler days when my big boys were little. Things are so different now - not that they're not good, too, but still ... those times when everyone was home *with me* and we were *all together* and doing things together .. talking together ... I miss that! Thinking of you, Penny - and as always I thank you for your kind words!
Thank you so much, Kelly! Blessings to you! :-)
Hi Billie Jo - thank you so much for your offer! You can email me at I look forward to reading!! :-)
Hello my friends, and Happy Friday! Thank you so much for joining me ... I am so pleased to welcome you to "my place" for Tea. ❤ As I announced last week, I am bringing back my blog "Teatimes," in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2019 at By Sun and Candlelight
Hello, my friends and Happy November! I am writing to you on this first day of a brand new month - and a bright new season - and it is my dearest hope that this "note" finds you all doing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at By Sun and Candlelight
Hello my friends, and Happy October! Boy, it's a crazy-windy autumn day here in New England, and many local communities lost power overnight! Thankfully - *knock on wood* - we did not lose power on my street, so we're simply... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2019 at By Sun and Candlelight
Hi Sue, thanks for commenting! To be honest, at this point we're not doing a whole lot of seat work. His curriculum (Oak Meadow) does not require a lot of sitting down! It does have him drawing a lot and practicing letters (with crayons, unlined paper) but if the table is not wide enough, we move to the floor! Or my desk ... or the kitchen table. :-) I find we spread out wherever it makes sense in the moment.
Hello my friends, and Happy Monday! I was working in our little learning corner this weekend - decluttering and wiping and rearranging just a bit - and as I worked, it dawned on me, except for the little peeks I've... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at By Sun and Candlelight
Hello my friends, and Happy Autumn! I hope you all are having a good week so far. 😊 Today I'd like to share some pictures with you that I took during my visit to the Downton Abbey Exhibition in Boston... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at By Sun and Candlelight
Links to more planning printables - coming soon! *2020 Planning Sheets will be available in December 2019! November Read-and-Do (Gratitude Month Activities) October 2019 November 2019 (Includes Thanksgiving planner. This one's a little slow to load!) December 2019 (Includes 2019... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at By Sun and Candlelight
Hello my friends, and happy Sunday! I'm popping in today to share with you a special homekeeping booklet I made up in case you might like a copy for yourself. It's called "Early Autumn Homekeeping," and it's 34-pages-full of forms... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2019 at By Sun and Candlelight
Hello my friends, HELLO! 😊 Goodness, it's been a long, long while since I last posted ... and I'm pretty sure I started my most recent post that way (way back in May!), but I am checking in today to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at By Sun and Candlelight
Hello everyone, and Happy Spring-nearly-Summer! Well, it has been almost four months since I last posted - and that just might be a record for me 😳 - but boy has it been a busy Winter & Spring! I have... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at By Sun and Candlelight
(A peek at how I plan my seasonal homeschooling!) A few days ago I shared a picture on Instagram which shows the primary picture books I'll be using with Little Bear this week. Our seasonal homeschooling theme is "Welcome, Spring!"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at By Sun and Candlelight
Hello my friends, and happy Sunday! I hope you are all doing well. 😊 I've posted about planning here for many years now (13 years next week in fact!) but that in no way makes me an expert on the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at By Sun and Candlelight
As I mentioned in my last post, I have not been using my Erin Condren teacher's planner on a regular basis this year. It is a beautiful planner to be sure, but sometimes it's just a little TOO much planning... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2019 at By Sun and Candlelight
Hello my friends, and Happy Wednesday! How is your winter going? How about your new year?? I'm so sorry it's been so long since I last posted! I have in fact had a draft open on my computer for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at By Sun and Candlelight
Hello my friends and Happy Christmas Eve! I'm taking a little break from all the wrapping and baking to share a spot of tea with you all and to wish you the happiest of holidays! Blessings to all of you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2018 at By Sun and Candlelight