Category: Seven Quick Takes

{SQT} Come Holy Spirit!

Edie got the sacrament of Confirmation! Welcome to spiritual adulthood Edith Kateri! (One guess who she chose as her Confirmation saint. I had fun spelling it to the cake decorator.) It was a beautiful ceremony and Edie looked beautiful in her dress, which also happened to be my mother-in-law’s wedding dress. It fit Edie perfectly Read More

{SQT} Costume Deets, A Sudden Sacrament, and Book Disappointments

Welcome to November- go pray for some souls! Edie, who wants to live in any decade but this one, decided to make her own jester costume based on this historical photo. We purchased two green and two purple shirts at Goodwill, plus a pair of purple scrubs. From them she was able to create the Read More

Costumed Quick Takes

Short takes this week because HALLOWEEN COSTUMES. Even though I’m only actively making costumes for Fulton and Teddy, I make things hard on myself by trying to create Comic Con worthy costumes within a week….or less than a week. Every year I try to give myself more time, I really do, but somehow it always Read More

{SQT} Crafts, Field Trips, and Coffee

Still no progress on those jack-o-laterns. Maybe this weekend. 1. Admittedly, I got side tracked by all the cool crafts in The Creative Home Projects Bundle. I wasn’t going to do any more bundle promos this year, but I snapped up this bundle because it contains tons of projects and tutorials I’ve been saving on Read More

{SQT} Birthday, Anniversary, and Nature

Teddy turned 10 on the 8th! (Somehow the big event didn’t make it into last week’s Takes.) We celebrated with grandparents, ate cake, and Teddy managed to receive two of the most complicated board games in the history of boardgames. (Axis and Allies and Legends of Andor [which contains HUNDREDS of cardboard pieces to punch Read More

{SQT} Conquering Long Division, Resurrecting The Bull Moose Party, and Costume Planning

It’s been a good week. Nothing too exciting to report, but I’m not complaining. October is usually insane, but right now, things feel less and more And I can live with that. Recently, I attended a homeschool mom’s social for the first time in forever. Last year, the few socials that were held conflicted with Read More

42 Things About Me

After a fabulous early birthday massage last Saturday that included the liberal application of scalding hot stones across my entire back, I’m “back” to normal. Thanks for the prayers! Tomorrow is my 42nd birthday! We’re going to celebrate with my parents, and Tony and I will get to attend an outdoor concert as well. On Read More

{SQT} A Field Trip Picture, an Invalid, and Don’t Skip a Lesson

Contractors came to install our roof last Friday morning so, in order to avoid the noise and music floating down our chimney, we went to the beach, which provided the perfect opportunity for those back to school photos I’m so bad at taking. It was cloudy and cool, but not crowded so we enjoyed salt Read More

{SQT} School, Saying No, And Saying Yes

1. Yes, we did school on Labor Day, and no I still haven’t taken any “official” first day, or 13th day of school photos. I have taken photos of some of our history themed art crafts, and items at JoAnn’s that I want to go back and snap up once Addie finally gets her employee Read More

Balancing Full-Time Work While Homeschooling

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 bills, the thought of doing what I do PLUS working seems downright impossible, but there are families doing it, and doing it well. I tracked a few Read More

{SQT} A New Drug, Another Hug, And Record Love

Happy Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month! Last Friday the FDA approved a new drug for the treatment of SMA. This is the THIRD drug approved for treating SMA. I was talking with our neuromuscular doctor from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia about whether or not risdiplam (brand name Evrysdi) is a good fit for Fulton Read More

{SQT} Homeschooling and Weekly Adventures

I don’t always write about homeschooling, but when I do, it’s because it’s August and I’m usually thinking about how great the next school year will be. Never mind the challenges of the last school year, this year is going to be different- I’m going to be different! Everything is going to go according to Read More

{SQT} Jobs, Early Planning, and Homeschool Writing

I’ve been working on a crap ton of posts for next week (a.k.a. homeschool post bonanza!) so I’m not feeling the takes so much this week BUT I’m going to try to get something down anyway and stop when it gets rambly. First- Addie and Byron got jobs! WOOT! I knew I wanted them to Read More

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