I spent a good half hour this afternoon talking with my oldest five about homeschooling. A few of them had spent literally ALL morning bickering, complaining, tattling, and avoiding the tasks they’d been assigned. I was running on my last little sliver of patience, so we sat in a circle on the floor while I explained the specific reasons why we have chosen to homeschool. I also talked about the other options we have for their education. I made it clear that we don’t have to continue homeschooling if they choose to demonstrate a lack of appreciation for it. I think I got my point across because the last half of the day was the complete opposite of how it began. 🙌🏼
I realize that my kids have no idea of life outside of homeschool, and I can’t expect them to know any different...but I want so much for them to understand what a blessing it is to grow up with a tight-knit band of siblings, learning at their own pace and in their own style, and enjoying ample free time for imaginative play and time in nature. (By the way, I’m not saying homeschool is for everyone, and I love the heck out of my non-homeschooling friends!!) 😘
I’m curious, for both homeschoolers and otherwise...how do you intentionally create an attitude of appreciation in your home? I feel that it’s sort of hit and miss for us now, and I would love to establish a more consistent atmosphere of gratitude. 🙏🏻
Where can I even start....
I love you to the moon and back a thousand million trillion times 😊
I'm so happy we're at this point in life with each other, because in all honesty I have no idea what it be like to not have you!
You've brought so many joy and spontaneous moments to my life, forever grateful!
These pictures have only been a couple of the many I would have like to take because someone doesn't like to take pictures as much as I do! Buttt es okay! I'm stoked for our future adventures and the many more states we are yet to conquer and the many food places we need to discover🤗😛 OMG so freaking excited ❤
Happy 3 year baby 💋 -
I took these pictures the day before I left Boulder for the summer. I got to this point on the trail in just a dress and vans...totally worth it. I knew I'd miss the mountains and I'm so glad I decided to go out one more time before leaving. This is also the first hike I plan on doing when I get back (I need to finish it while wearing appropriate attire 😂). Oh and swipe to see some cute lil flowers 🌾🌸🌱🌼🌿#bouldercolorado#boulderhikes#flowers#frontrangecolorado