End of School Events

St. Bruno the Great Homeschool has another graduate! Edie finished up on the 14th. It was sort of anti-climactic. I believe we’re doing a baccalaureate service honoring graduates at our parish, but not until July. And she didn’t want to walk in a homeschool ceremony where she didn’t know anyone. But I did send out…

Mantoan Family Traditions – May

Time to sneak another family traditions post in under the wire! May is usually a busy month despite our lack of birthdays or anniversaries and “year end” school activities. (School wraps up in June around here; as homeschoolers and public schoolers. For that reason, I will add ‘Graduations’ to next month since that’s when we’ve…

Hospital Stays, Milestones, and Road Trips

I’m finally coming up for air after a hectic few weeks. Some good stuff, some bad stuff, some planned things, some surprise things. Ultimately, I’m reminded how blessed our family is, and I’m coming out of all of this with relief and a lot of good memories. Fulton Was Hospitalized Spring is illness season in…

Mantoan Family Traditions – April

Combining a general update with some traditions. Since its within the Octave of Easter, I don’t feel like I’m too far behind in giving an Easter update. An update on everything else…well, I’m definitely behind there. Easter I’d picked Byron up on Holy Saturday around 8:30 a.m. for a 36 hour visit. He had to…

Mantoan Family Traditions – March

Just a reminder to take my reader survey! I promise the link works! It’s time for my third Family Traditions post! I’m really enjoying writing these up as doing so leads me down rabbit holes of old posts and events I’d forgotten about. And in the research, I’ve come across posts to add to previous…

A Look Back at February

How about a general update? Nothing too major happening around here except a MURDER! …mystery dinner party! After our successful 80s party, I was trying to figure out another themed party we could host and settled on a murder mystery theme. My friend found a murder mystery dinner party game on sale and snagged it…

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2023-24 Mid-Year School Review

Even though St. Bruno’s has a small class this year (just Edie). I still wanted to do a quick update on how things were going, and also update everyone on her post high school plans. I’ll also share a bit about how public school is going for Fulton and Teddy. As for Addie and Byron,…

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What You Eat When Your Mother Is From Lancaster County, PA

Because our family, and most modern American families, make so many different foods from all over the world on a regular basis, I forget how specialized cuisine can still be from one location or culture to the next. Nowadays its so easy to pull inspiration from the internet to make Chinese food, Somalian food, Indian…