Relentless Learning

A while back I worked on writing a book. A book that I had looked for in bookstores and on Amazon, but could not find. I wanted to write a series of answers to questions and concerns voiced by loved ones and nosy ones regarding homeschooling. But I also wanted to bridge a gap between […]

Notebooking, 2

As I wrote yesterday, we are now a journaling homeschool bunch. I bought Smash Books for the boys over Christmas break and they loved have the freedom to doodle, draw, write, paste collected articles and pics, and to record anything they wanted to remember. In watching how much they learned and how naturally they took […]

Simply…

… Charlotte Mason. Hey guys, sorry I’ve been MIA for weeks. Blogging is my passion and it always will be, but I have been cheating on my blog with journaling. Homeschool journaling is a cross between a scrapbooking, a research paper, a sketch book and a journal. The book can be as personal or as shallow as one makes it. […]

nothing like a good book

The amount of importance our society places on showing children the joy of reading is astounding. In my post yesterday I wrote that it was shocking to see how little the schools see the positive effects of reading to and with our children all the time. Time spent doing ditto’s and worksheets would be better spent reading and talking about the […]

Unschooling

As I’ve made it known a dozen times before, we use My Father’s World, a little of Sonlight’s language arts and Heart of Dakota read-alouds. We use them, they don’t use us. E with all of this curriculum, we are unschoolers overall. Just what does unschooling even mean anyway? Ask a hundred people and you’ll get a hundred different […]

Replacing bad habits with the good ones.

Just gonna’ write it… I hate getting up. I love sleeping and wish I were sleeping right now. Yesterday I actually felt a little bit of loss for the days when I was so sick I couldn’t do much. I have no excuse today. I feel okay with some Motrin. The kids are eating their food […]

Manager of my HomeSchool

I was once given some great advice regarding keeping both my home-making and my homeschool organized. It was the first time I met Marty, the head of my former homeschool group, and she was the speaker of the evening. I got to know her more personally much later, but when I heard her speak that night she […]

when you’re tired and want to quit

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday bloggers. Hope you are having a good week! Today is a very important CT scan for me. Hope it all goes well, say a prayer for me! Now, on to homeschooling…Some of my favorite homeschooling books are in the series entitled Charlotte Mason Education, Catherine Levison. My books are so […]

It’s that time of year agian!!!

As I’ve mentioned before, we are really excited to begin a year of My Father’s World: Exploring Countries and Cultures pretty soon here. I have been looking forward to this for years and had planned on putting it off for one more year, but I am not putting things off any longer. So last night […]

from strict to relaxed homeschooling

Homeschooling isn’t supposed to be boring. Homeschooling is freedom. It can bring you joy and can be quite fun.How do we make our homeschool more relaxed and enjoyable? When we began several years ago I was as strict as could be. I set up a mini school “station” in our front room with a giant […]