Monday, November 3, 2014


This past year I have been on a journey.  Learning about other styles of learning.  When we began homeschooling 5 years ago I bought the Abeka Academy DVDs. They were a great fit.  Our daughter loved watching and learning.  That lasted until about 1/2 way through Kindergarten.   When my preschool son began the videos he hated it.  Everyday was hard.  But we kept going.  After lots of research I began to learn more about classical education.   I loved the idea!    

Lately, we read lots, and lots of books.  I devour the Charlotte Mason blogs.  I am always on the lookout for books and book lists.  I let the kids read what they want ( within reason ). We still use the Abeka readers, arithmetic, history, science, and health. I don't have it all figured out but I have loosened up very much.  The kids are enjoying learning.  Our day is not perfect and we still have our moments. I just want to encourage moms!  You can home school and you can enjoy it!!

A book that was a real blessing was Debi Pearl's // Big Book Of Homeschooling //
I will try to share some books we have enjoyed.  In the meantime google classical reading list by grade.  You will find lots of great ideas.

Monday, September 29, 2014

A loss

Two weeks ago we experienced the loss of our 5th pregnancy.
We have been blessed with 3 children on earth and now (this was my second miscarriage) 2 waiting in heaven.

It was a tough few weeks. I am so thankful for my relationship with the Lord and wonderful friends and family. Cards, texts, meals, and a kind word have meant so very much. I also have to say I have the most sweet husband, his support and care is beyond what I deserve!

My tears are still fresh and I am continuing to heal.  Please pray for our family. For healing and wisdom. We want to please the Lord with our lives, no one else.

Heaven is sweeter everyday!
In Him,
Carla <><

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Inspired to clean..and an update

Hello Blogger Friends,
I cannot believe it has been so long since I posted.  Life is busy and moving fast.
My three little ones keep me plenty busy. I just don't want to miss it.  Some days are a dream. Some days are really hard and I wonder if it is worth it.  I am trusting God's word and standing on His promise.
 Here is a pic of our family enjoying the Indianapolis Children's Museum.  

{Our family}

This past month I have been encouraged by Erin at Keeper of the Homestead to deep clean the house.
Her blog posts and videos are wonderful. My oven sparkles and this morning I was motivated to clean a dirty box fan.  See the  before and after pic below:


{After/during cleaning} 

{AFTER-much better}

I hope to stay a little more up to date...We will see ;)
Now, I am off to bake cookies with my kiddos.

Many Blessings,
Carla @ Hospitality at Heart