Home, Homeschooling, Kids + Pets

Getting Our K12 Materials: Unboxing and First Impressions

Once our engineer was approved for enrollment through his new online public school, it was only a matter of days before I received shipment notifications through email that his materials would soon be on their way. We tracked the shipments, two boxes of materials. To give you an idea of how much we received, one… Read More Getting Our K12 Materials: Unboxing and First Impressions

Home, Homeschooling, Kids + Pets

Taking Education Out of the Classroom: Why We Chose Online Public School

Our son will be heading into the third grade this year. He had been attending our local public schools since he started Kindergarten, but it hasn’t been without its challenges. Our situation has been unique given his giftedness and his acceleration. Let me share a bit of our back story with you. We are raising… Read More Taking Education Out of the Classroom: Why We Chose Online Public School

S. Ireland

A Crystal Soiree

After a crazy week with Andy traveling to San Francisco and back Monday to Thursday, we decided to get out of the house for some simple family bonding time this weekend. Destination: Waterford. If you didn’t know already, Waterford, Ireland is most famous for-you got it- Waterford Crystal.  So, of course, we decided to pack… Read More A Crystal Soiree

W. Ireland

Westward Woes

I have struggled to find the best way to write this post.  Finding the right words to describe our weekend last weekend has proven to be quite difficult.  Maybe it’s that we are a little embarrassed with some of the choices we made, or maybe it wasn’t as eventful as some of our other adventures thus… Read More Westward Woes

Life in Dublin

An Afternoon on the Pier

The Murphy clan caught a train Sunday afternoon to a town northeast of Dublin, the coastal town of Howth (pronounced Hote).  [codepeople-post-map] Though it was a cloudy (and rainy) afternoon, we managed to have a great time!  From the train, we noticed that there was a large beach right next to the train station, Claremont Beach. … Read More An Afternoon on the Pier