Family, Friends, Fun, Health, Living

Fourth of July Recap and Beyond

Good Wednesday afternoon! We are starting the day off with thunderstorms, so who knows what today is going to bring. Hopefully they will move on and we can go on with the day. Here's hoping you had a great Independence Day. We started the day off with a 4-mile race that benefited a local hospital.… Continue reading Fourth of July Recap and Beyond

Family, Friends, Fun, Government, Health, Living, Religion

Independence Day 2019

It's hard to believe that it is July already. Summer just got here, but it seems like it is slipping away so quickly. Before we know it, summer will be gone, it will be fall, and we'll be slipping into winter. After that comes the new year! Sigh. Tomorrow is a big day here in… Continue reading Independence Day 2019

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It’s Summer!

Yes! Summer is here! It's my favorite time of year. What's yours? I feel like summer is a time to be free and enjoy the outdoors. As a school-age child, summer meant no school and lots of time to play outdoors. As a homeschool mom, it's almost the same feeling! It's a time to lighten… Continue reading It’s Summer!

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It’s Global Running Day

Today, June 5, is Global Running Day. What is Global Running Day? Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving. It doesn’t matter how fast you run or how far you go—what’s important is that you take part, and how you do it is up to you. Run… Continue reading It’s Global Running Day

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Self-Care

If you're feeling tired, exhausted, discouraged, or burned out, I encourage you to find some things that you can do regularly to take care of yourself.  Think of it as maintenance just like you would maintain your car to keep it running smoothly and efficiently.

Family, Friends, Fun, Health, Living, Parenting

Another Four Miles on the Fourth

July's race for 2018 was the CRMC 4-Mile run which was on Independence Day.  This is the same four-mile run we did last year, with the same course.  The money from the race goes to support a local hospital. This year, we had more friends join us for this race.  Cinderella decided that she wanted… Continue reading Another Four Miles on the Fourth

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Watkins Mill 6K

Saturday, June 16, was the Watkins Mill Get Outdoors 6K.  Proceeds for this race benefit the Watkins Mill Association.  As I mentioned last year, this race is near and dear to my heart.  I grew up just a few miles from the park (before it was a park), and our family spent lots of time… Continue reading Watkins Mill 6K

Education, Family, Health, Homeschool, Living, Parenting

My Hope is in the Lord

This past year, specifically the past school year, has been the worst year ever.  If I were a new home educator, I probably would've given up months ago. Fortunately, I have 21 years of experience on my side.  I know that problems don't have to be fixed right here and right now, and that often… Continue reading My Hope is in the Lord

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A Sentence a Day for May 2018

As always, May was another busy month.  Once it warmed up, soccer came to an end.  Then there were graduations and Mother's Day.  Finally, Memorial Day is often looked at as the official start of summer.  Tuesday:  It is starting to feel like summer:  80 degrees and humid. Wednesday:  We had our first tornado drill… Continue reading A Sentence a Day for May 2018

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Mother’s Day and Beyond

Mother's Day was nice.  It is one day that I refuse to do any cooking and the one day that I refuse to go out at lunch time because the restaurants are always packed.  Friday and Saturday before Mother's Day were both very busy, so I was hoping to stay home and do nothing.  However,… Continue reading Mother’s Day and Beyond