Moments in a real homeschool life

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~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

round button chicken

Week 3 of school is almost over. So far, so good! Our books are great, our lists seem to work well, Morning Time is going well. We’ve had a summer cold take a couple of us out for a day here and there. So our five-day-a-week plan has been executed as a four-day-a-week plan last week (nothing happened Friday) and this week (very little happened Wednesday). But I’m still happy with how our flow has gone so far and that my almost-12-year-old is handling a weekly checklist very well.



~Pretty Drawers ~

So, this is crazy, but I started folding my clothes the “KonMari” way. I have resisted folding clothes at all for years and years, so why not start by doing it in an OCD way, right?

Friday when school flopped, I wanted to put order in some small corner somewhere, so I chose my sweaters. I had two drawers of cardigans, and I’d been wondering if this “magical” way of folding would be a better way to take care of my poor heaped up sweaters. So, I was only going to fold those. I did, and my two drawers of sweaters (seen above) took up less that one drawer.

So then I did all my shirts, which had been hung up. Now they’re all in one drawer and I can see them all at once!

The insanity spread and I even did the girls’ drawers, which were in serious need of emptying and organizing. It’s been a week and they’re still neat and tidy, which is more than I was expecting!




~ Happy Anniversary ~

14 white roses from my husband for our 14 years together. <3



~ Funny Faces ~

And, speaking of weddings, my brother was married on the 11th and I had some pretty cute flower girls and a smug ring bearer.

It was a lovely wedding!



~ Real Help ~

My dinner helpers! Not only do I have willing helpers to stir and dump when I’m making dinner, but my older two now alternate once a week making dinner all on their own! Those dinner-helper years are paying off!

They choose what they want to make from Simplified Dinners for New Cooks and I sit nearby and write or plan while they take care of dinner that day! It’s great!

our classical homeschool summer term plan

Halfway through our first school term and I think our plan is doable, though my own preparedness certainly does make a difference in the day-to-day! I am going to need to be more consistent with an evening “pull things together” time, I think, to help the morning flurry.

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5 Responses

  1. Sarah H.
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    Happy anniversary, Mystie! What gorgeous roses! May you and your beloved have many more years together.

  2. Audrey
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    Mystie, That little face with glasses and the red bow tie is sooooo precious. My goodness, he’s cute.

  3. Kate
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    I’ve just discovered Konmari folding, too. It’s addictive!

  4. Amber Vanderpol
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    Happy Anniversary! And I love the KonMari way of folding too. My daughter has started using it on her own – she’s 13 – and I’ve converted my drawers and my toddler’s drawers to it too. It is so nice to see everything at a glance and things stay remarkably tidy. It makes me happy every time I open a drawer.

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