Month: June 2016

Albert Brumley’s Memory Valley

Mike's Creek Valley by Mid-Life Blogger

Have you ever heard of Powell, Missouri? I wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t. Today, it’s not much more than a spot in the road, but at one time it was a thriving community. Powell is located in the southwest corner of Missouri, in the beautiful Ozarks. It was given the nickname “Memory Valley,” by …

The Profit of Park Days for Homeschool Moms

The Profit of Park Days for Homeschool Moms

Do you give park days a high priority? Have you ever felt guilty about taking the time to attend them? Have you ever skipped them to finish school work or to punish your children? When my kids were young and we were still new to homeschooling, my favorite day of the week was Park Day. …

Comfort Zones

I could have named my blog something about leaving my comfort zone, because it seems like I’ve been doing a lot of that. In The Birth of Curren Christian Academy, I shared how we began homeschooling. That was a big leap out of my comfort zone. My biggest fear in homeschooling was that I wouldn’t do a …

Libby, our Livestock Guard Dog

Livestock guard dog, LGD

I wasn’t familiar with the term “Livestock Guard Dog,” (LGD for short) before moving to the farm. I had heard of the Great Pyrenees breed, but not “Akbash,” a breed which originated in Turkey and means “white head.” A few years into my country life, a neighbor’s dog had a litter of puppies. Through her …

Not Too Far From Here ~ An Answered Prayer

Not Too Far From Here

When my son was a toddler, I had a favorite song called, “Not Too Far From Here,” sung by Kim Boyce. I listened to it over and over while singing along. The beautiful lyrics touched my heart and I couldn’t listen to them without becoming teary-eyed. The song became a heartfelt prayer. With permission from …

The Birth of Curren Christian Academy ~ How Our Family Began Homeschooling

The Birth of Curren Christian Academy ~ How Our Family Began Homeschooling

How we came to homeschooling.