Hey Mama! Planner Review

Hey Mama! Planner Review

I've never been much of a planner and I've certainly never felt the need to create a day by day, lesson by lesson plan for my homeschool. As far as homeschool planning strategies go, I've always had my feet firmly planted in the "do the next thing" camp. The calendar...

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Math & Games – a Winning Combination {A Sunya Review}

Math & Games – a Winning Combination {A Sunya Review}

Last year, I instituted Fun Fridays in our homeschool to add variety, fun, and hands on application to our studies. It is definitely a popular feature around here! I'm always looking for more ways to add to our rotation of activities, so I was more than happy to have...

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More of a Good Thing: Finding Time to Read Aloud

More of a Good Thing: Finding Time to Read Aloud

Today I'm over at Hip Homeschool Moms sharing some ideas that will help you squeeze more reading aloud into your homeschool and family life. I'd be pleased if you'd hop on over there and check out the post! Here is a short preview:  As any homeschool mom can tell you,...

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6 Reasons You Should Be Keeping a Commonplace Book

6 Reasons You Should Be Keeping a Commonplace Book

First of all, what is a commonplace book? A commonplace book is a notebook (or other resource) that is used to record ideas, facts, quotes, and personal responses to information encountered while reading, studying, or just going about your daily life. You can use it...

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Printable Reading Log

Printable Reading Log

With my second little learner just beginning to reach the incredibly exciting reading milestone, I've been trying to help build her pride and confidence as she acquires what is to her an extremely difficult skill. My first reader needed minimal encouragement in this...

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Our Relaxed Classical Curriculum – 2016/2017 Picks!

Our Relaxed Classical Curriculum – 2016/2017 Picks!

Well, it's that time of year again, and after reviewing our learning goals and materials from the past year, I think I've finally got the next one figured out!  Maybe. It's been a busy year with my 5 year old joining us for some of our formal learning for her...

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Why I Shouldn’t Homeschool My Kids

Why I Shouldn’t Homeschool My Kids

"Oh, I could never homeschool my kids!" You've heard it, and so have I.  It's often one of the first things said to you when you make a new friend at church or at the neighbourhood park. Sometimes you hear it from an old friend (perhaps they think you are judging...

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Baby Wren and the Great Gift {BOOK REVIEW}

Baby Wren and the Great Gift {BOOK REVIEW}

Baby Wren and the Great Gift is the latest book by the much loved Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of our family favourite, The Jesus Storybook Bible. We just love Lloyd-Jones around here! We read from her Bible storybook daily, and have also greatly appreciated her...

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My 2016 Reading Plan – Spring Update!

My 2016 Reading Plan – Spring Update!

Educating myself while I educate my children has become increasingly important to me. Finding the time to do so however, while also being a busy (and distracted!) wife and home educating mother is really difficult -- but I've committed to taking baby steps. My goal is...

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How We Homeschool: Morning Time

How We Homeschool: Morning Time

There seems to be a lot of buzz among homeschoolers lately about Morning Time. Or Circle Time, Morning Basket, Power Hour, and Symposium as I have also heard it called. It's a great way to start your homeschool day, although some homeschoolers have this same practice...

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