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People often ask me what made us decide to have so many children so close together. Having a family as large as ours is not unheard of, particularly in our part of the country. However, having less than a 2 year gap between each kid (usually more like 18 months apart) is much less common. … Continue reading When Siblings Become Best Friends
How do you homeschool on rough days? I just had a baby. Sweet little Jacob is 4 weeks old. This means I have many sleepless nights and I spend the majority of my days carrying the baby around. Even when I break out my handy-dandy baby carrier (baby wearing for the win!) sometimes I'm just … Continue reading What About Rough Days?
One of the biggest reasons people are so afraid to homeschool is because the thought of 'school at home' is daunting. This is also a big reason many people who tried homeschooling give it up and go back to public school. School at home The method of traditional schooling has been so ingrained into our … Continue reading This Blog is for YOU
Choosing to homeschool our children was a decision Ben and I made before we even started having kids. And even now that we are homeschooling seven (yes - SEVEN) children, we still wouldn't send them to traditional school for all the money in the world. Hess family, minus the newest addition, Jacob But Why? When … Continue reading Why??
This is Curly. Curly is a Wagamot. A Wagamot is an alien creature who lives on planet Lyffe. The planet Lyffe is in another solar system. Curly spent this week battling an interesting villain and saving his city. Spencer created Curly and his origin story today. He and I sent the other kids off to … Continue reading Curly
The best way to study language arts is to learn about something that interests you. Our kids are extremely creative and love coming up with new and exciting story lines in their free time/play time. It's so much fun to sit and listen to their antics while I'm feeding the baby or sorting laundry. On … Continue reading Let’s Try Something New
What started as a project for our homeschooled kids turned into a great adventure for the whole family! Join us as we explore the world and learn life skills, all while having fun and strengthening our bond as a forever family. We take traditional schooling, online schooling, schooling-at-home, and unschooling and combine them to create … Continue reading The Journey Begins