Primarily written by Adrienne, a homeschooling mother of seven, ages 10 and under. She chronicles life, laughs, struggles, and lessons learned as she raises a larger-than-most sized family and tries to figure out what she's doing day by day.

With occasional posts, Alexandra, Adrienne's older sister, writes of her ranch life in Nevada and raising four sons, ages 5 and under. Life is never dull and her boys have given her some pretty awesome stories to tell.

Stick around awhile, and you're sure to laugh, nod, smile, be encouraged, and see what life is like with a big (little) family.


a big (little) Academy is now closed.

Yesterday the last school book closed on the school year 2011-2012 for a big (little) Academy.

What to do with today?

When we started this homeschooling venture 5 years ago, I knew that it was all or nothing. My kids shudder when they hear “all or nothing” because we dive in, head first, and looking back comes with threats of pillars and salt.

Liberty’s finished third grade. Eden’s done with second. Next year’s books line the shelf, and I have three weeks before we jump into those books. Starting the second week in May, we’ll start a new schedule. We’ll work five days out of every two weeks in the summer, then jump into three weeks on, one off come fall. I’m thrilled with the possibilities of those one week breaks and the field trips we’ll take during those weeks.

Today, I’m taking all the full workbooks up to the shed. Grandma’s on the way for a visit. It’s a great day.

1 comment:

Jill said...

Thank you Thank you - I was just thinking about doing our school year next year. I was thinking of doing 2 weeks on and 1 week off. Trying to do it every week day in and day out is burnning both of us out.