I would like to introduce you to my family.

  • Jay is the man I’ve been blessed to be married to for 23 + years (retired Army, change of career field — now a RN working in the VA).
  • Drew is our eldest son (homeschool graduate, Army soldier)
  • Tyler, second son (homeschool graduate, college student)
  • Garrett, third son (12 yo)
  • and finally (fourth son), Mikhail (10 yo)

And my name, as most of you all ready know, is Christine.  I am your “hostess” of this blog and you see life through my eyes.

Please feel free to come on in, take a load off (watch that pile of books on the chair!) and make yourself at home.  If you’d like a drink the kitchen is just over there, the coffee is just brewed (hot and steamy), or feel free to go for the tea or hot chocolate; we have cold drinks as well.  Most of all, feel free to get it yourself, because I have a nasty tendency to forget to offer. 

Please feel free to leave comments! I’d love to hear from you. 

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15 comments on “About

  1. I just started home schooling my youngest son (6yrs old). You must have your hands full!! If you ever have any suggestions for a new home school mom, please feel free to put them on my blog.
    I saw your pictures of the Renaissance Festival and it looks like one in Arizona. Are you near there?
    Debbie aka The Real World Martha

  2. Dee says:

    Hi –
    I have been reading your log for a few weeks and have finally caught up. I am enjoying it greatly and am learning tons from it. I was hoping to make a request for when you have time that I know will help me out even more. This is our second year homeschooling, I have a 9 yo and a 4 yo. I am having trouble with the 9 yo’s lack of drive (everything goes in slow motion and I find I have to keep her on task) – I was hoping you could share an example of the schedule that works for your children as it sounds absolutely wonderful. Also, I read you use R&S grammar, we started R&S English last year and loved it but it is a full textbook, is the grammar version something different or is it the same as the English textbook?
    Thank you in advance for anything you can post (or email)

  3. Stephanie says:

    Thanks Christine,
    Your schedules are great. I am also a wife of a military personnel. However, he retired before any of the boys were old enough for school. However, I did wonder how military schools would have been. I would have found a way to home school. You are a wonder with schedules. Thanks. stehanie
    P.S. I have four boys.

  4. shona Hall says:

    Thank you so much for sharing in all your hard work with the schedules. I simply couldn’t live without them. I am hoping(begging) for Zoology 2 schedule 🙂 I will be teaching it at our homeschool enrichment center over the course of 14 weeks and I can not figure it out. I have posted for help on the Apologia loop, but as of yet, not much help.
    Do you plan on posting a schedule this summer?
    A fan 🙂
    Blessings in Christ,

  5. Lori says:

    Hi, Christine!
    Just returning the “visit” to see what life was like with YOUR 4 boys!!! Something about an “all-boy” family that only “all-boy” mamas can understand! 🙂
    (One of our sons share a name! My Garrett is 12 years old!)
    Lori 🙂
    Raising 4 boys for the glory of God

  6. Wanda says:

    I noticed on one of your sample schedules, you had Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain scheduled. My dd is using this too! Do you have a master schedule for this you would be willing to share?

    Thank you again for all your hard work! I know it had to take hours to input all this information and I so appreciate you making it available to other homeschool moms!

  7. April says:

    I love your Rod & Staff English schedules. I’m looking at the 6th grade schedule, and I see a reference to a “composition grade sheet” to be turned in with the final draft. Where would I find such a form?

  8. LW says:

    I saw your post on WTM about your R&S schedules.

    this is out first year HS’ing. DD is strong in Language skills but i read somewhere that if you are new to R&S you should start with level 5 to get the basics of diagraming.

    Do you use anyother program for writing?
    I’ve heard so many different opinions on this.

    Army wife last year (DH JUST retired, thank God)

  9. Suji says:

    Hi Christine! Happened to see your blog address on the WTMSecular Yahoo Group. I think you’ve done a spectacular job with the schedules! I personally am a scheduler myself so I can understand how much hard work it takes. All the best! 🙂


  10. Cathy says:

    My son, my sister and a good friend have all been helped with their sinuses/allergies this year by Neil Meds Sinus Rinse. You might want to look at it for your son. Good luck!

  11. Hi Christine,

    I’m Julie, the editor of “Mamapedia Voices”, and we feature guest bloggers on Mamapedia, a site for Moms all across the country. I’ve just found your blog, and would like to invite you write a piece which could be featured on our site.

    Thank you, and I look forward to reading more of your work!

    Best wishes,
    Julie D’Agostino
    Editor, Mamapedia Voices

  12. Its nice to stop by your table!! I will be back! I think the conversation will be good…and you know I like a good cup of coffee!

  13. Anonymous says:

    I will be using Brenda Runkle’s Welcome to the Wonderful World of Geography for my 9th grade son. I was wondering if anyone has used this for high school. If so, how did you apply credit – 1/2 credit or full credit. I would like to use as a full credit. Any suggestion how to modify so I can list as a full credit.

    • corefoundations says:

      I have used this for high school (and I have used it with an advanced student in 6th grade). I counted it as a full credit (and I even asked my homeschool umbrella if they agreed — they did).

      I do not know if you have seen this book. It is very much about “physical” geography, and most people seem to have a very different idea of what they think they are getting when they purchase this book, and are thus disappointed. The course itself is NOT a political geography; however, if you were to use the schedule I have posted on this site, it brings political geography into the mix.

      I do know some homeschoolers have used it as either 1/2 or 1 credit of earth science.

      I hope that helps you.

  14. Theresa says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your schedules here! I was trying to plan out Exploring Creation with General Science to fit a four day a week schedule and my head was spinning. I did a google search and found your site. I can now breathe a sigh of relief knowing I have a plan now. Thanks again :)0

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