Welcome! I’m Kelly.

I’m a Catholic wife, mother, homeschooler and special needs parent. I love writing about my family, faith, and finding the joy on life’s journey.

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Homeschooling Help

  • How to Create a Homeschool Daily Schedule
    Everybody wants to start their day off on the right foot. Having a predictable homeschool daily schedule for your family can help ease you into your homeschool day…
  • Homeschool Grades and Creating a Homeschool Transcript
    Admittedly, one of the least exciting aspects of homeschooling is grading your child’s assignments. And while you may be able to fudge things for a bit while your…
  • How To Work Full-Time And Homeschool
    For someone like me who has always been fortunate enough to homeschool my kids full-time and not worry about needing a full or part-time job to help with…
  • Your Child WILL Read
    Something happened this week in our homeschool that put a huge smile on my face. And it was a smile I wanted to share with all the young,…

Living the Faith

  • My Conversion Story: Methodist to Roman Catholic
    This week, in honor of the holiest day of the year (a.k.a. EASTER) I thought I would share my conversion story. I’ve always hesitated to share too much because I don’t want…
  • Heroic Patience: The Ten Virtues of Mary
    I originally offered to write on heroic patience as a joke. While I couldn’t think of anyone who was bragging about their ample supply of patience, it seemed there should be some…
  • Veiling At Mass: How To Give It A Try
    To veil or not to veil; that is the question…..that I am not touching with a 10 foot pole. I’ll let you decide for yourself whether you feel compelled to veil, a.k.a…
  • What Is The Role Of Godparents?
    We received wonderful news this week that a dear friend gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Wednesday morning. His arrival is especially joyful to Tony and I, as we were…

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  • How to Find the Best Patron Saint For Your Homeschool
    While it’s not a requirement to name your homeschool, many families choose to do so, and oftentimes, many Catholic families will select a saint to be their patron and namesake. That’s what we did many, many years ago. I remember I wanted a saint that was not so obscure information…
  • Mantoan Family Traditions – July
    Most of our family’s July traditions can be summed up in one word: beach. Though it’s much less a tradition now than it used to be. Since our move to our new house, we’ve created some new traditions, but otherwise, July is quiet; no birthdays, anniversaries, or school events. At…
  • Celebrations and a Lack of Fish
    Welcome to July! I hope everyone is enjoying a few extra days off. We’ve had a good couple of weeks celebrating with family and friends.  Fulton turned 16 on the 28th. Tony’s parents were in town to celebrate. We had ravioli and ice cream cake and he got more Legos,…
  • How to Have a Successful Start to Your Homeschool Year
    Making lessons plans and buying curriculum, while important are only a couple of the tasks that need to happen to kickstart a new homeschool year. But it’s amazing how often one forgets all the other moving parts that make a homeschool successful until its the end of September and you’re…

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