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Nov 6, 2017

Weekly Highlights: Goodbye October

I feel like that post title should say, "Goodbye October, hello winter." For some reason November always feels like the beginning of winter for me...maybe its the cooler temps, the time change, or the fact that I'm actively Christmas shopping now; either way, I'm embracing winter.

Nov 5, 2017

How I Use Essential Oils in Daily Life


Essential oils have become a part of our daily lives since I began using them a couple of years ago. It seems that I am always finding new ways to use oils. I thought I would share with you how we use oils in our daily lives.

Nov 2, 2017

Using mini-offices for elementary

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Mini-offices have been a fun addition to our homeschool through the years. They provide a quick reference point for your child and are great for things they will use over and over again. 

Does your child need a daily reminder of important facts, weekly focus points, or memory work? Maybe you just need a way to arranged all of this information in a simple, yet organized way?  Mini-offices are an awesome graphic tool that can create a visual reminder for information retention. 

Oct 29, 2017

Curriculum Choices: 2017-18


Choosing curriculum each year comes down to quality, style, and budget. We have no allegiance to any particular brand, but try to choose based on our family's needs.  

This year's curriculum has been the easiest and best decision of my life. All in One Homeschool (Easy Peasy) is a full-scale, challenging curriculum, and it's FREE! It was developed by a homeschool mom who continues to update the site and provide it to the rest of us for free. 

Oct 28, 2017

Billy Sunday Mini Unit & FREE download

  

The Story...


Billy Sunday was a baseball player who became a Christian, then evangelist, reaching more than 100 million people during his ministry. He was fiery and bold for the Lord! His preaching style was a little different and a little dramatic for many. God used him in a mighty way and he is a true hero in my book. His story is definitely worth sharing with our children. It will captivate your heart and inspire you. His link to baseball just makes this story even more appealing to kids. This is a great read for kids!

Jan 9, 2017

2016-17 Homeschool Curriculum Choices

I'm a little late on our 2016-17 curriculum choices, because I really have lost track of this blog since the littlest jibberjabber came along. Who knew adding one more kid to your arsenal would throw a person off so much! She's a two-nager now, by the way.

Jan 7, 2017

Review: Apologia Biology

Apologia is a popular name in the homeschool community. You may have heard of it, or know someone who has used their curriculum. The company is known for their challenging content and Biblical perspective, and have a variety of subjects and resources to choose from. 

Jan 4, 2017

DIY Homemade Cleaners

For those of us who make our own cleaners, we all probably have our preferences. I am posting this today because I get asked from time to time what kind of cleaners I use and how I make them. And I also need a place to store my recipes!

Sep 10, 2015

2015-16 School Year

Our 2015-16 school year officially started on August 24.  We weren't completely ready, plans were a little sketchy, and we were still waiting on a few books, but we started anyway. One of the first objectives: get into a routine. This year I have a 9th grader, a 1st grader, and a 1 year old.  Whew! I'm tired just thinking about it.