Florida Nature Studies

Florida Nature Study - with Barb-Harmony Art Mom

I love the beach. I enjoy bird watching. And I’ve learned so much about nature studies for our homeschool from Barb-Harmony Art Mom. So what a true gift it was to have each and every one of these things mixed together in one BEECH Retreat trip! Something deep in all of us yearns for God’s […]

Kia Optima Hybrid to BEECH Retreat

Kia Optima Hybrid Review

“Maybe there just might be a Kia in our future…” Those are the words I heard from my husband as I drove him around to show him all the features of this economical vehicle. What impressed him? The headlights. The seat warmers. The fuel economy screen. This Kia Optima Hybrid holds great memories for me. […]

BEECH Retreat: How to Continue the Conference Learning

BEECH Retreat - How to Continue Blog Conference Learning

I left the BEECH Retreat 48 hours ago, turning north off of Captiva Island, FL to head home. My fellow blogging friend, Mary of Homegrown Learners and I rode the 11 hour trip back to Georgia together. The long trip gave us focused time to talk about all we had learned. To share how we […]

BEECH Mini Conference

BEECH ladies

I’ve said it over and over again since the weekend. My head is full of ideas. My heart is full of friendship. Full. Yes. I enjoyed a weekend full of the blessings of the friendships I found with these like-minded Christian, homeschool, blogging women. photo credit ~ Jenn Last Thursday, I got in the car […]

Homeschool Makeover: Around the Couch

IKEA couch

If you are like us, a great deal of homeschooling takes place on the family room couch. Read alouds, math lessons, diagramming English sentences, literature and more. We’ve found more practical solutions in our continued homeschool makeover. First off, the Pottery Barn book rack. This we’ve had for a decade. And it has served us […]

You Are Invited to a BEECH Twitter Party


Dear friends on Twitter, Please consider this your personal invitation to join the BEECH Twitter party! For fun and prizes: homeschool planners homeschool curriculum blogging guides a complete blog design package I will be in Florida at the BEECH mini-conference later this week. I’ll be tweeting along with some wonderful ladies there. Won’t you join […]

Homeschool Makeover: The Most Used Bookcase

IKEA Expedit bookshelf

Former, wonderful, overflowing and overused bookcase in our most central location. My husband and I have been blessed with hand-me-down furniture. There is just an abundance of pieces on my side of the family. And, in the almost seventeen years of our marriage, this furniture has served us well. However, never, in the past, has […]