This fall we start our fifth year of homeschooling. That's unbelievable to me; it's gone by so fast. We structure our curriculum around individual development rather than grade level, but for reference and documentation purposes, this year Rowan will be entering third grade, June first grade, and Miles, kindergarten. For previous years' curriculum see: 2015-2016 … Continue reading Our Homeschool Curriculum 2019-2020
Hop over to Techie Homeschool Mom today to check out my guest post on Staying Tech-Connected While Living on the Road. And before you go, happy Mother's Day to all of my fellow moms! I hope you are reading this with a cinnamon roll and coffee in hand like I am. --- Staying Tech-Connected While … Continue reading Staying Tech-Connected While Living on the Road
To borrow a phrase from the last post, our accidental Sabbath habit turned into a sabbatical from blogging. We have put this time to good use, though. I have exciting updates to share about what’s been happening in the Safari household in the last year and a half. Here are the Cliff’s notes: June had … Continue reading Updates
The last third of the year can become unenjoyably busy for our family very easily, with ten family birthdays and our anniversary sprinkled in among the bustle of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. So in 2016 Greg and I resolved to designate one day from each weekend in October, November and December as an "at home … Continue reading The Accidental Sabbath: Plans for 2017
I mentioned recently that I finished the "Crazy Heart Block Quilt" that I started for June last summer while she was recovering from her LTR surgery. Here's a peek at it and a few things I learned. I didn't know if my kooky idea for this quilt would work at all, because in order to do … Continue reading Crazy Heart Block Quilt- Complete!
Today we conclude the special needs family outings series with the second part of the discussion on what did not work so well for us (see part 1 here). Here we'll share difficulties we encountered during two of the most challenging travel situations we have faced: flying and handling a medical emergency away from home. … Continue reading Special Needs Family Outings: What Didn’t Work (for us) Part 2 of 2
We will end the special needs family outing series with two fun posts: what worked for us when travelling near and far, and what didn't. I am excited to share this because as I mentioned in the first series post, we've done a lot of adventuring this summer! Here are a few of our travel … Continue reading Special Needs Family Outings: What Worked (for us)
There has been a flurry of activity here in the Safari Household recently as we transition from our dino-mite summer back into our typical routine. Several posts are vying for very scarce editorial attention, and which one will triumph first is anyone's guess. So in the meantime, I thought I'd share the topics of these posts which I … Continue reading Coming Soon
Parents of medically complex children handle reams of paperwork- that which we review, sign, and much of it we are given to retain for our records. It's all part of our secret part-time job. My rule of thumb for filing vs recycling is that if it can easily be found on the internet or in … Continue reading Special Needs Record Keeping
There has been radio silence here at Yes This I Know for nearly two months, so I am writing to say that all is well here in the Safari Household, but we are amazingly busy. This summer we took a two-week cross-country road trip, then had family in town for two weeks, and then I … Continue reading Having a dino-mite summer. Be back soon.