The Cork Board

A photography-dabbling, primal-eating, black-belt seeking, housework-hating, triathlon-trying, homeschooling, grace-needing mom's attempt to capture life as it happens with 6 kids from all over the globe.

5 Cleaning Tips for the Homeschool Family

The following is a guest post. Homeschooling can feel all-consuming which makes keeping your home tidy feel like an additional chore. If you have a lot of responsibilities and very little time to do them, take a look at these house routines which can help you and your kids ....more

Foto Flashback Friday

Last year, they gave Ty the only small uniform shirt. It was an ADULT small. We never got the replacement ....more

How to make a felt roller bottle case

Carrying a set of glass roller bottles around can get a little tricky. Sometimes they clank. Sometimes they leak ....more

Foto Flashback Friday

For those of you who don’t know us in real life…or have entered our lives more recently…I sat down to write out a blog-length version of our adoption story recently. I had agreed to it months ago. It was challenging writing it without the narrative...more

Items for an ER “GO” bag

We are walking through the third, in-patient psych hospitalization for our daughter in less than 6 weesk. For the last 2.5 years, we tried every trick we could to keep this from happening, but her repeated...more

Curriculum Choices 2015-2016

I know I’m pretty late in posting this, but I wanted to make sure what I chose was actually going to stick. Plus, I figure this is when other people start realizing what they chose isn’t working and are looking for Plan B. The subjects listed are what we are required to teach in our state ....more

Foto Flashback Friday

About a year ago, I was still homeschooling all 6 kids. That really puts life in perspective. A LOT has happened in a year ....more

5 Steps to Starting a Classical Learning Community

As traumatic and dramatic as our exit from CC was last spring, we have landed on our feet. We took all the things we loved about CC and tweaked the ones we didn’t and started our own community. The even better thing? ...more

For the Love of Jen Hatmaker

This post is part of Jen Hatmaker’s “For the Love” Blog Tour which I am delighted to be a part of along with many other inspiring bloggers. ...more

I can’t even

[ahy] [kant] [ee-vuh n]: The phrase you use just before going completely and utterly speechless. When your child has to have a doctor’s note at school to have free access to water (ya know, the thing that is second only to oxygen when it comes to your actual survival, let alone learning). I can’t even ....more