For Better or for Kids - a vow to love your spouse with kids in the house {BOOK REVIEW}
With divorce rates hovering around the 50% mark (and some say this stat is accurate even among Christians), we would all be wise to stand up and take notice. It surrounds us everywhere: in our neighborhoods, families, and yes, even our churches. Despite what the fairy tales may have led us to believe, happily ever …
Homeschooling without a Schoolroom
We don’t have a “schoolroom”. You can walk through every room in my home, and you will not see any alphabet posters, 100’s charts, or “learning centres”. It’s quite possible that a complete stranger could take a walk through my home and not even know that we homeschool! It’s pretty important to me that our …
2016 Reading Plan - Update!
  A month or so ago I noticed that my desire and motivation to keep plugging away at my 2016 Reading Plan had wained and I was really having to force myself to read.  My list involves some pretty heavy reads(for me anyways!) and it really began to feel like work, drudgery even, to keep on. Then …
Why I don't have an assigned reading list in my homeschool
I’m a book hoarding, classics loving, library visiting, book worm, homeschooling mama who loves a good book list more than just about anything! You might be surprised however, that I don’t have any required or assigned reading lists for my children in our homeschool. What? No assigned reading? Won’t my children only read comics, Disney …
FlipStir Puzzles - a new twist on puzzles!
Puzzles are always a popular activity in our household. Years ago, when my oldest was kindergarten aged, making puzzles was even an item on our daily homeschool schedule. We have a good collection of puzzles these days, everything from simple wooden puzzles with peg handles for the littlest toddlers, all the way to the 2000 piece …
Homeschooling for Discipleship: viewing homeschooling through the lens of discipleship - www.learningmama.com
There were many things that initially drew me into homeschooling — I loved the idea of allowing my children more time to play, to develop at their own pace and on their own schedule, spending more time with them, choosing the content of their curriculum and exposing to them to what I saw fit when …
7 Ways to Save Money on Homeschool Curriculum
There are many ways to homeschool for cheap or free, and a library card can and will take you far, but unless you have a lot of time on your hands and actually enjoy the work of creating your own curriculum, chances are you are going to want to purchase formal, prepared curriculum at some …
Whether you homeschool year round or take a break for the summer, the warmer months can provide many extra opportunities for summer learning for you and your children! I’ve compiled this list of ways you can incorporate these opportunities into your summer, and also linked to some pretty awesome ideas & sources to get you …
Notebooking is a wonderful tool for the classical homeschool -- it is ideal for all subject areas and ages! Simplify your homeschool while saving money with notebooking.
Notebooking works really well in a classical homeschool — it gives order to your learning while also allowing room for creativity and personalization. With notebooking, your children can create a beautiful record of their learning, regardless of how much writing or drawing they are interested in or capable of doing. And it incorporates many of …
Our home library has a good share of Dr. Seuss books, including Green Eggs and Ham. Here’s a little something I worked on with my girls, the product of an afternoon of fun! Yes, I realize homeschool is spelled incorrectly — homeschool stereotypes and all that.
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