Before You Add, Subtract

Growing up, I never understood why my parents did not like me saying I can’t find it. Now that I have children of my own, I get it. Just yesterday, I ordered a garbage bag because the kids were going through the closet where we  keep school supplies and were unable to find what they needed. Yes, … Continue reading “Before You Add, Subtract”

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Here’s Why a Kindle Might Be the Best Gift For Your Homeschool

Our family of five owns five Kindles. One Fire for each of the children and 2 readers for me – the plain-no-frills-attached reader and the Paperwhite. We are certainly no strangers to technology. We love it and embrace it fully. But in this post, I want to point out how the Kindle in particular has … Continue reading “Here’s Why a Kindle Might Be the Best Gift For Your Homeschool”

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Homeschoolers and the Burden of Proof

I was at a grocery store today. It wasn’t an accident that I went to this specific store on this specific day. I was there for a reason. I was there to buy coconut milk, which had been advertised at what I thought was a very attractive price. I picked up, amongst other things, a sizeable amount of it … Continue reading “Homeschoolers and the Burden of Proof”

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The Foodie Four: My Top Picks for Learning & Teaching About Food

(Because, seriously… who doesn’t love it? And isn’t January just made for cooking good, healthy food?) A few weeks ago, I mentioned on my Facebook page that my daughter had made me breakfast. Here’s the original post. It still makes me smile a bit when I think about it. I mean, The Child (which is what I … Continue reading “The Foodie Four: My Top Picks for Learning & Teaching About Food”

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The Three Lessons of Monopoly

We have a new obsession around here. It’s Monopoly. At any given opportunity, my children will pull it out and begin playing. It’s surprising to me, really, how often they will beg me to play it with them and I find myself saying, “Are you kidding? We have to leave in thirty minutes!” “Please?” they … Continue reading “The Three Lessons of Monopoly”

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I’m Planning Next Year’s Curriculum on Snapchat

Oh look, it happened – we’re out of things to do. Between the motivational chart and the burn out sessions and the readalouds – in the midst of life and whining and being bored, learning happened. We’re done. We’ve exhausted all our planned, available resources. It’s happened sooner than I imagined. Not that I’m complaining. … Continue reading “I’m Planning Next Year’s Curriculum on Snapchat”

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10 Things to do When Homeschooling Gets Lonely

I won’t lie. It’s happened to me. In fact, I’m in the midst of it as I write this. Our car, that we had owned for almost ten years, gave up the ghost last week. Since we’re frugal and don’t want to buy a car on credit, we are waiting to sell some investments to … Continue reading “10 Things to do When Homeschooling Gets Lonely”

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Three Ways to Eliminate Mom Guilt

I recently read Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. I devoured it whole in one sitting last evening. Even though it is a business book, I think our current culture of supposed harried moms who eat this concoction we refer to as “mom guilt” would benefit immensely from reading it. Take for … Continue reading “Three Ways to Eliminate Mom Guilt”

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