Drawing with (My) Children: Lesson 1

Drawing with (My) Children: Lesson 1

So far, we have been having a lot of fun with Drawing with Children!  I bought a sketch pad for each of us to use for our drawing lessons to increase the "specialness" factor with the kids. I'm also hoping that when we are done they will be pleased to have all their...

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A Few Things That Have Made This a GREAT Winter!

A Few Things That Have Made This a GREAT Winter!

I've seen a lot online about February Blahs and Homeschooling Burnout, but I have to say, that February was a great month for us!  Like most of us, I did grow tired of the snow, cold and short days; but the homeschooling itself has been the smoothest it has ever been!...

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Three  Keys to Maintaining Sanity While Homeschooling

Three Keys to Maintaining Sanity While Homeschooling

I won't pretend that I'm an experienced homeschool mom who has "been there, done that". There are some wonderful ladies who have decades of home education under their belts, and I sit in awe of their sage advice and experience. I'm a mama to only three blessings, only...

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Our 24 Family Ways: A Review

Our 24 Family Ways: A Review

  Almost 2 years ago when I was wondering how to add some Bible and devotional content to our homeschooling days, I borrowed this lovely book from a friend. First off, I am a big fan of borrowing books/curriculum before making any purchases whenever possible! And...

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Learning Mama’s “Day in the Life of a Homeschooler”

Learning Mama’s “Day in the Life of a Homeschooler”

Here's a "normal" day in the life of this homeschooling mama of three girls aged 9 months-7years. I've been calling my  homeschooling style "Classically Eclectic Slacker" or something like that.   It's 6:40 am and Baby Girl wakes up. She was up at 2:00 am and...

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Fun Friday!

Fun Friday!

A recent addition to our math lessons (pun intended!) is Fun Friday.  On Fridays we will take a break from our usual lessons and do some of the more fun type of math activities. Today my oldest did an addition colour by number page while her little sister matched the...

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Ditching What Doesn’t Work and Finding What Does

Ditching What Doesn’t Work and Finding What Does

When we began our first-grade spelling lessons last year, it took me a little while to figure out that what we were doing wasn't working for my daughter. Did she protest when I brought out her spelling book? No. Did she drag her heels and take forever to complete her...

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It’s All Fun and Games…

It’s All Fun and Games…

Along with my "second grader" I am also "schooling" an active 4 year old.  If we were public schooling, she would have started JK this fall which is now full day, every day school. But that's not how we roll around here 😉 At the beginning of September, this fun...

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“Mom, can we do History?”

“Mom, can we do History?”

We've just begun the second volume of Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World. My original plan was to complete one volume each year. We would begin in first grade and make our way through history from the ancients all the way to our current times in a four year cycle...

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