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Taking a Walk on the Lighter Side

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This week I had planned to do a series on Homeschooling with a Chronic Illness as part of the iHomeschool Network blog hop. But when the time came to write the posts, I realized that I was tired of living mentally in the hard areas.

For example, last spring I got half way through a series on Overcoming Homeschooling Stress and realized I just didn’t want to continue to write about heavy topics. I didn’t complete the six posts I still had planned. Last October when I did the 31 Day Challenge I tackled 31 Days of Learning Differently. Many of those topics were emotionally taxing to write about. I also did a series on Raising Gifted Children in the Christian Faith. That was an emotionally draining series to write. I also wrote the 5 Days of Saying “No” series last year. That dealt with some heavy topics.

I realized it’s time to take a long walk on the lighter side.

Life on the Lighter Side

I’ve been working a lot on my website. It’s been so much fun to do a little bit of redesign, especially in the comments section. That’s one area we’ve always kind of neglected when designing my blogs/websites so it was fun to make it colorful and fun.

I’ve been making new products for my learning shop. I’m enjoying the Thursday second grade blogger team each week and the challenge of coming up with an activity or printable each week for that.

I’m putting together a fun 31 days series for October. This is a collection of posts I’ve wanted to do for a long time and doing the research for them is enjoyable.

I’m planning a bunch of picture book posts. I adore picture books and look forward to writing more about those.

I have more product and curriculum features that will hopefully help keep you up-to-date on positive learning options for your children.

It’s time to take a long, long walk on the lighter side.

Our Homeschool Year So Far

We started our fifth week of homeschooling yesterday and so far it has been a very good year. Honestly, our best year ever so far. Now that we’ve addressed the dysgraphia and handwriting issues, it’s all so much easier for both Caroline and me.

So that’s a bit of an update from our home. If you feel like things have changed here in terms of what I’m writing about and the types of posts I’m putting up, that’s because it has been intentional. I hope you enjoy the change and enjoy taking a walk on the lighter side with me in the months ahead.

Taking a Walk on the Lighter Side

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Sallie-Schaaf-Borrink-060313-B-250x250I'm Sallie, teacher by training and now homeschooling mom of Caroline. My passion is to provide products, encouragement, and information that helps others discover and do what works with their children. I also write about living a cozy life as a highly introverted person. Welcome! ♥

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