Author Archives: waymel

About waymel

Navy wife. Homeschooling mom. Adoptive parent. Pianist. Introvert. One who loves quiet and beauty.

Seven Quick Takes ~ A School Room, an Amish Obsession and a Birthday

It’s been awhile since I did a SQT post. School started. I have an official school room this year, for the first time ever. It’s in the basement, which is unfinished, but it’s a space dedicated to school. Wayne made … Continue reading

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August Highlights

It’s been a busy month. The kids and I traveled to my sister’s house in Pennsylvania for a few days. We played some music and took some walks.

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Priorities

Last night I auditioned for a choir. I sang “Somewhere That’s Green” from Little Shop of Horrors, a song I have long loved. The director said he’d play for me; he butchered the song entirely but we made it through. … Continue reading

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2017-2018 Homeschool Plans: Take Two

Never make your homeschool plans until AFTER you go to the conference. I actually didn’t think I was going to be able to go to the Memoria Press conference until the last minute. I went to a meeting about starting … Continue reading

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Family Day – Five Years

Today marks 5 years since we went to Korea and became a family of 5. He looks so scared in that picture. It makes my heart hurt. And now we can’t imagine life without him. It’s weird that we’ve only … Continue reading

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Homeschool Plans for 2017-2018

*Updated plans here* For the past three years I have used Memoria Press Core Curriculum, either fully or almost fully. I’m generally torn between MP and a Well-Trained Mind approach. ¬†They’re really very similar and there’s plenty of overlap (Susan … Continue reading

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The Time I Got Kicked Out of Book Club

I just got kicked out of a book club. I joined the Pillar Book Club at the beginning of the year. ¬†Have you ever thought something would be good because it was expensive? That’s what happened to me. Long story … Continue reading

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