Why I don’t have assigned reading in my homeschool

Why I don’t have assigned reading 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....

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FlipStir – A New Twist on Puzzles {Review}

FlipStir – A New Twist on Puzzles {Review}

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...

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Homeschooling for Discipleship

Homeschooling for Discipleship

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...

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7 Ways to Save Money on Homeschool Curriculum

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,...

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Summer: A Season Ripe with Learning!

Summer: A Season Ripe with Learning!

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...

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Notebooking in Your Classical Homeschool

Notebooking in Your Classical Homeschool

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...

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Homeschool Art for Everyone {ArtAchieve Review}

Homeschool Art for Everyone {ArtAchieve Review}

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...

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Olim, Once Upon a Time…in Latin {Laurelwood Books Review}

Olim, Once Upon a Time…in Latin {Laurelwood Books Review}

It seems I have a VERY happy art student in our house lately. Now art isn't something I've been confident in teaching in our homeschool over the years as I have had pretty much no exposure to fine arts, nor do I have any particular skill myself in the practical...

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Read Your Way Around the World!

Read Your Way Around the World!

While I had been planning on starting Latin with my third grader this past year, it just never happened -- which is why I was pleased to have the opportunity to review Olim, Once upon a Time in Latin, Reader I and Workbook I from Laurelwood Books. Olim is  a sweet,...

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Do the Next Thing (my minimalist homeschool planning)

Do the Next Thing (my minimalist homeschool planning)

Jamie Martin knows a thing or two about raising a global family -- with members from four different nationalities (and continents!), she likens hers to a mini United Nations. She's also a book loving, homeschool mom and blogger, so who better to write a book about...

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