• Homeschooling

    MFW Update: Brazil and Norway! Weeks 9-13

    What is it about this time of year? I hear this from so many homeschooling families. October or February hits and we all get tired, irritated with our curriculum, and ready for a change. The end of September and all of October have just been plain hard. Part of it is the normal we-really-need-a-fall-break blues, and part of it is that our schedule has been absolutely insane. This is the time of year that all of my kids’ annual appointments seem to fall. On top of that, they both started with new specialists (multiple appointments each) and my oldest got his braces (also multiple appointments). We live 30-45 minutes away…

  • Life

    Introducing Pork Chop and Apple Sauce, our American Guinea Hogs

    We have pigs! October has been a whirlwind. It seems like a million things have happened since I last updated, but our piglets are by far the most fun! We have been very slow to add animals to our little homestead. Brandon’s job here has been much more demanding and time consuming than we expected, which means that anything we take on here has to be primarily my responsibility. We’ve also found ourselves unsure as to how long we plan to be in Ohio, because of Brandon’s job. We have big decisions to make about our future. Even so, we felt ready for a new adventure! With the garden winding down and…