Simple Ways to Add Beauty to Your Homeschool Day

It can be hard as a homeschool mom to find the time and the motivation to add beauty to our homeschool days. Our culture–the academic milieu of our day–emphasizes grades, achievement, and the 3 R’s. Even though we’ve chosen to opt out of the public school system, it can still be a challenge to letContinue reading “Simple Ways to Add Beauty to Your Homeschool Day”

Ambleside Online: Planning Year 7

It’s that time of year for us.  The quiet space between school years where I intentionally plan out what the next year will look for us.  As my oldest only has one more year of junior high before high school, I’m going to be working on helping him hone his time management skills and planningContinue reading “Ambleside Online: Planning Year 7”

Keeping Company – First Grade Timeline

“We want to give reality to history by showing that it is not something remote, to be found in books only; we want to show that the life of each child forms part of history; then we may lead him on to see that the whole world is different for each man that has lived,Continue reading “Keeping Company – First Grade Timeline”

Review: Juniper Grove Journals

I first saw pictures of Juniper Grover Journals pop up in pictures on Instagram. The striking covers and sleek design of the inserts immediately caught my attention. I added a journal to my mental “To Buy” list. I finally took the plunge so to speak when I decided to begin both a calendar of firstsContinue reading “Review: Juniper Grove Journals”

In Preparation for Resurrection Sunday

Every year I look forward to Resurrection Sunday, one week out of the year where Christians around the world join together in a special remembrance of Christ’s victory over death. While each Sunday is a celebration of his life, Resurrection Sunday is a particularly poignant time for me personally as the reality of Christ’s sacrificeContinue reading “In Preparation for Resurrection Sunday”

Women’s History Month – Picture Books

March is Women’s History Month. This is the first year that I have wanted to focus on some women’s history with my children. I went through our picture books and found as many of our children’s books that feature women. My desire in reading books featuring women to my children is to provide them examplesContinue reading “Women’s History Month – Picture Books”