2016 Reading Plan – Summer Update

2016 Reading Plan – Summer 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,...

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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

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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Green Eggs and Ham – Homeschool Style!

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. Green...

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Homeschool Art for Everyone {ArtAchieve Review}

Homeschool Art for Everyone {ArtAchieve 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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Bible Study for Busy Moms

Bible Study for Busy Moms

Do you struggle with finding time to get into God's Word? Are there days when you are discouraged as your head hits the pillow that you were unable find the time to sit down with your Bible? How can a busy mom like you possibly fit this in? Whether you are up all...

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