An Open Letter to the New Home School Momma

To the mom hiding behind your computer screen, searching for the next best curriculum….I know you well. You spent months researching different home school programs, curriculum, groups, and how-to’s. You read every blog, article, meme, and Facebook post that had anything to do with homeschooling. You talked to your spouse, to your friends, and to… Continue reading An Open Letter to the New Home School Momma

The Coconut Chronicles: Lessons from Kids Camp

The month of July is all but gone and we are bearing down on the insanity of back to school planning.  I can hardly believe it.  This summer has been full of fun. So much fun in fact, that Hubby and I decided that the Coconut's desperately needed some spiritual vegetables to counter act all the… Continue reading The Coconut Chronicles: Lessons from Kids Camp

The Coconut Chronicles: The Death of Empathy

“Hi! My name’s Isabelle! Do you wanna be my friend?” I heard this sentence offered up by each of the Coconuts countless times during our monster road trip last month to a plethora of different kids they met. And no matter the size, age, gender, religious background, family party persuasion, every one of the kids… Continue reading The Coconut Chronicles: The Death of Empathy

The Coconut Chronicles and The Great Camping Escapade

There are moments in life that are so sacred, so intimate; we are possessive with whom we will share them with. Yet at the same time, because they are so meaningful to us we desire to share the memories with many as to offer a glimpse of the divine. The moment each of my children… Continue reading The Coconut Chronicles and The Great Camping Escapade

The Coconut Chronicles and Lessons in Chaos

Some days (most actually) I feel like the character Pig-Pen from Peanuts.  You know, the one who has the dirt cloud swirling around him wherever he goes.  I don't have actual dirt blowing around but a whirlwind of chaos.  I am the most organized, unorganized person on the planet.  See I love the concept of… Continue reading The Coconut Chronicles and Lessons in Chaos

The Coconut Chronicles and the Trouble with Girls…

After recovering from my initial shock of finding out I was pregnant with Coconut #1,  I realized that I really wanted a girl.  I don't know if it was that I had been around little girls in the dance world all my life, or just that fact that I thought it would be cool to… Continue reading The Coconut Chronicles and the Trouble with Girls…

The Coconut Chronicles and The Perils of Back to School Night

This week found us where 99% of families with school aged kids are.  Yep, doing the Back to School Shuffle.  I can't figure out where the summer went.  But it is sadly over although the Texas heat remains.  As much as I know I am going to miss my Coconuts, it is time for them… Continue reading The Coconut Chronicles and The Perils of Back to School Night