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Noah’s 7th grade year and second year of homeschooling is coming to an end. He finishing up American History, his least favorite subject, and will be done! Noah has decided to go back to public school next year in preparation for high school. I’ve had a several people ask “what will I do with myself?” […]

Homeschool, personal

June 27, 2019

Homeschool and Small Business: How I survived both.


Last year sometime, we started talking about chickens. Tim said he wanted some one day for eggs and I didn’t have a reason to argue except for my general fear of birds. I bought a book about raising chickens since I’m the girl who must know every. single. thing. before making a big decision and […]

DIY, home, personal

June 19, 2019

Our chicken coop. Life on the Matthews Farm.

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We’ve only been home three days, but I’m already planning on when we can take our next cruise! This trip was many things to us. It was something for us to look forward to after so much sadness in our family last year. It was my gift to my husband for his 40th birthday, just […]

personal, travel

March 6, 2019

Our Disney Fantasy Eastern Caribbean Cruise


This is the first time I’ve blogged anything personal in a long time. This post will serve multiple purposes. For starters, I’m terribly late on Noah’s 12 year photo session, but with good reason. The last 6 months have been horrific for our family. I would explain it all, but I’m not writing a book […]

children, personal

October 11, 2018

Noah. Age 12.5.

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About a month ago, we withdrew our son from public school. It’s still hard for me to grasp we made this decision. Getting to this point was a stressful, tearful experience. We’d always pictured Noah having the public school experience Tim and I had. One month later, we have no regrets and we’re realizing he […]

Homeschool, personal

December 4, 2017

Matthews Academy. When Homeschool is really Home’s Cool.