Welcome to Day by Day in Our World! I am so happy to have you here.
Take a few minutes to read and learn a bit more about me, the blog and my family.
Hi, I’m Laura, owner and primary author of Day by Day in Our World.
My husband and I celebrated our 21st anniversary this past summer and we have four boys that keep me busy and occasionally questioning my sanity. We’ve been in Alaska since January 3, 2010 and we love it way more than I thought possible.Beyond homeschooling and homemaking activities, I have spent years supporting other mothers through groups such as La Leche
Beyond homeschooling and homemaking activities, I have spent years supporting other mothers through groups such as La Leche League, VBAC support groups, and homeschooling groups. Until August 2014, I was also one of the core adult leadership for the youth ministry program at our current parish.
The past 2 years, I have taught science classes for high school homeschoolers. Last year was biology labs. This year is a full fledged physics class. I also added a middle school class plus a piano student.
When I’m not filling my vocations as wife and mother, I enjoy reading a good book, listening or actively participating in music, traveling and learning new skills such as photography.
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Posts You’ll Find Here on Day by Day in Our World
Our family has been a part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew since the beginning, so you will find a lot of homeschool product reviews shared throughout the year.
I am also a voracious reader and will share book reviews on occasion.Other post types that are favorites of mine and readers include faith-based, recipes, travel and entertainment posts. During 2015, I increased the number of fashion posts as I am working to claim a style which isn’t just jeans and a tee. Now, the women-focused content is primarily published on Life Beyond Kids.
The Top 10 Most Viewed Posts for 2016 are:
- Super Simple Crock-Pot Swedish Meatballs
- Bacon Garlic Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze
- How to Prepare Your Car for Summer Adventures
- Organize Your Life with The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner
- Bohemian Style for a Romantic Road Trip
- Create a Special Easter Celebration this Year with Chocolat Frey (giveaway)
- Halloween Trunk or Treat Fun with Awesome Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
- What is Affiliate Marketing and Will I Actually Make Money?
- 12 Days of Romance to Enhance Intimacy in Marriage
- Chicken Lo Mein
The Top 10 Most Viewed Posts for 2015 are:
- Organize Your Life with The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner
- Party Worthy Spinach Salad with Strawberries
- Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan
- How to Dress for Your Body Type (giveaway)
- Spring Fashionista 2015 Jewelry Bundle Giveaway
- Creating a Spring Cake Using Sweetworks Candies (giveaway)
- Crock-pot Red Beans and Rice
- Chicken Taco Soup
- My All American Coming to Theaters & Swag Giveaway
- Win Your Holiday Gifts ~ Necklace and Earring Set
Meet the Rest of the Family
A voracious reader, P is our eldest son and a college sophomore for the current school year. He intended major is mechanical engineering.
After many years of being an active Boy Scout, he received the rank of Eagle Scout awarded in the fall of 2015. While he no longer has monthly camping trips, he still enjoys outdoor adventures.
He dreams of getting his pilot’s license and then becoming a helicopter pilot. A month long intensive aviation program up at Galena Interior Learning Academy (GILA) through our charter school only solidified his desire to pursue that path.
He also has been teaching himself guitar and piano. I often hear him playing one of his 3 guitars late at night trying to pick up new tunes.
An 11th grader, R is our second born who has loved books since he was quite little. Along with taking a few books to bed each night, he was often found ‘reading’ picture books as a young tot with his story being relatively close to the written words.
Brothers joke that dessert and video games are his currency and what he enjoys most. Of all the boys, he is the ‘go to’ person to help a brother beat a level in just about any video game we own.
He is slowly coming into his own for school work as a high schooler. During the fall of 2015, he spent a month at GILA for their culinary arts program. This program solidified that culinary arts is something he enjoys and will be pursuing more opportunities in the future. He also competed on the IDEA Academic Decathlon team in 2015 and 2016. The team won the state level in 2016, so he attended the National Academic Decathlon competition which was held in Anchorage. So, no travel required!
D is the third in the line-up, although he spent 6 years as the ‘baby’ of the family.
A precocious child that takes after his Papa with whom he shares his middle name, he is the child most likely to learn in leaps and bounds. Like his big brothers, he enjoys reading and video games.
He’s an 8th grader, even though his birthday is after the cut-offs in both Alaska and Maryland (where we previously lived.) For 5th and 6th grades, D attended a local school through the lottery system and spent those years with the “toughest teacher” at the school. His teacher’s consistent enforcement of rules and high expectations of the kids might terrify a few, but it’s a great fit for this child who knows that the structure allows for his teacher to add a lot of fun to the mix. This homeschool mama is thankful for a teacher who’s not afraid to give a child an F.
6th grade brought the ability to learn a musical instrument. He selected clarinet (band) and made the honor band for 6th grade (a tough fete given the high number of clarinet players vying for a chair!) He has started playing saxophone at home as well as continuing with clarinet and dabbling with the piano. He transited back to homeschooling in 7th grade.