Day 1: Do You Have Dreams? Identify What You Want, or You Won’t Know If You Get It

Today is Day 1 of the 30 Days to Less Stuff and More Life Challenge. If you want to jump in, go get the book at Amazon, Simple Living – 30 days to less stuff and more life. We start with dreams. Not the kind where you are standing in front of an audience not […]

Live the rest of your life ‘with the end in mind’

One of the habits from Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is to “begin with the end in mind.”  When you’re talking about your life, that’s a bit hard to do.  A newborn baby is only looking for his next meal, after all.  As kids, I imagine many kids dream about […]

Adding Some Pop to Science and History

We got off to a rocky start this week.  Monday was a little harried, but as the week wore on, it got better.  I had our assignment lists printed out, so we could easily refer to lesson plans and needed supplies.  Now, if I could just remember to get some of the supplies in advance […]

Drawing up a ‘Bucket List’

  I’m not overly fond of the term “bucket list,” as in what you want to do before you kick the bucket, i.e. die.  I wondered where that term came from, so I looked it up.  It’s not pleasant, so in the interest of staying family friendly, I won’t share.  Look it up if you’re now […]