Sunday Snapshot: a new normal

Since the move, the attendance at our little homeschool has doubled.

Welcome to our newest student, Dalton.


I’d been worried that adding Dalton to the mix would double (or even worse) the homeschooling chaos around here. Asher and I both share a bit of a laissez faire mentality and occasionally frequently lack of organization and chaos can rule.

And Dalton and Asher have a tendency to do what brothers two years apart in age do.

Fight. Wrestle. Punch. Noogie. Annoy. Distract.



But having Dalton home has been fantastic.

His enthusiasm, perfectionism and energy have been a most-welcomed jolt for everyone.

And when the fighting/badgering/noogie-ing gets to be too much, I can send them outside to tackle a project that needs doing. Together.

Everyone else?

I think they’re happy with it, too.

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Happy Sunday, y’all.



  1. Where there’s a will, there’s a way! You are a testament to that. xo

  2. Lovely pictures and I’m glad it’s going so well :)

  3. herddog505 says:

    If I may ask:

    1. Do you think that homeschooling alters (strains?) the relationship that you have with your homeschooled children in the sense that it makes you less “parent” and more “teacher”?

    2. How many hours / day do you typically have to devote to this, between actual teaching and the support activities such as grading, lesson planning, etc?

    3. What is your opinion of “Mommy / Daddy School”, i.e. doing an hour or so of extra “school” in the evenings in addition to normal public school?

    4. What activities do you do for your kids to aid in developing social skills? Church groups? Scouting?

    We are completing our dossier (one or two letters and a medical exam to go), so educating our prospective daughter is much on our minds. Any thoughts you would care to share on this matter would be much appreciated.

    May I also say that we enjoy your blog very much. It has also helped us with out decisions about adopting a special needs child of our own.

    • NiHaoYall says:

      Hey there – these are some great questions :) Will try to answer them for you in the near future here on the blog… I have a post in my head already about homeschooling.
      Huge congratulations on your upcoming adoption! So exciting!!

  4. Fantastic! Yes! Homeschooling works well for families. . . very well :)

  5. :) love that homeschooling is working for you and the kiddos doing it:)

  6. Siblings are amazing, even if you fight or wrestle them.

  7. Oh I am so glad it has worked out Stefanie! Will you be keeping him home next year too? I might keep Charlie home next year with Caleb but just don’t know if I should???

  8. love seeing the little ones loving on their big brother and him loving on them right back!! I hope the home schooling goes well for all!!!

  9. I was going to start linking up to your sunday snap shot hoping that it will motivate me to become better at photography. However, I am having problems linking up. How do I do it?

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