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Isn’t this one of our favorite topics ladies? I know it is. For me too. I love to see what other people are using. And then it just cracks me up when Todd Wilson and the various other experienced homeschool dads say “The curriculum doesn’t really matter. Pretty much anything will work. Teach character. Wisdom. […]
As of this writing we will begin our 12th homeschool year in 3 weeks. Oh my, the summer is flying fast! But I’m excited about the future and more than any other summer, I have spent most of this time ruminating, cogitating and planning the coming school year. My thoughts on being an “underwhelmed mom” […]
Three weeks ago, when I came across this book in my favorite store in Dallas, Whole Earth Provision, I immediately decided to buy it. And, of course, my 9 year old, Lego Master of the Universe, has not put it down since. Click here to see it on Amazon. And how exciting to see that there […]
I said to my husband the other night ‘I’m always looking for that perfect formula of beauty and function” (whether it’s the daily schedule or how to arrange the furniture in a room.) He reminded me, “For the schedule, you will never find it, because life is always changing.” Oh. Right. Remembering that IS key, […]
This devotional (for homeschoolers) that I read this morning was very encouraging when thinking about starting a new school year in the next few weeks. I have highlighted in RED what we must sow, and I highlighted in BLUE what we will reap, if we sow these things.
Stress. Why are we stressed? I don’t like it and I don’t want it. There. I have had so many women, homeschooling and not, talk about this subject over the years, that I am compelled to discuss it in a little more depth. We are all attempting to do something (raise a family) that has […]
Hello! This is Emma. Mom has been very busy lately, so here’s something to read. For writing class I had to rewrite that old fable, “The Farmer and his Sons”. Here is the finished product. Hope you like it. Fruit of Their Labor Old Jethro, the farmer, was surprisingly stricken by a bad case of […]
I can not believe my oldest is ready for Algebra. This is Saxon Algebra 1/2. The class before highschool Algebra 1. We love Saxon for Emma. Here is a link to a post I did that goes a little more in depth on Saxon Math and why we like it.
I Am Not A Crafty Person In fact, doing messy crafts with my children is honestly one of my least favorite things to do. This is why I love taking them to our local Art and Science Museum so they can craft until their hearts are content. BUT, if the end result is something useful […]
Hey there Mamas. Wanna talk math? Oh, well. Let’s do it anyway : ) This will just take a minute. Consistency? Hmmm. Not really. As I have mentioned before, I have tried many, many different curriculum over the last 9 years. And the only thing I have remained consistent on is the last 3 years […]
We have been homeschooling for about 9 years. What that means is when our first daughter (now 12) was 3, I was researching and buying curriculum. Now today, I would just tell a mama that had a 3 year old to relax, have fun and read about other homeschoolers in your spare time. Don’t get […]
I suppose since I have a 6 year old son, I am slightly tuned into the Lego world. Lego construction is most definitely his favorite activity. He is still only marginally interested in reading, but I know something deep down is going on, some kind of brain-synapse-thing, with these legos. That is why I put […]
On this wall, we have some nice white boards (dry erase markers always in a safe with a Ft. Knox lock) Just kidding! And on the left, that is a genealogy for Jesus. I love charts and timelines. Homeschoolers LOVE to see how and where other homeschoolers do school. We want details. EXACTLY where do […]
I Never Liked History In School It consisted of memorizing meaningless dates and reading boring textbooks. “Who cared,” I thought. Nor do I remember a history teacher that brought it to life. (Thank goodness I married a college history major)