Mother's Book of Home Economics by Mrs. Sharon White

Mother’s Book of Home Economics by Mrs. Sharon White

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Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed are my own. Have you ever requested a book to review and you were expecting one thing, and it turns out it was entirely different? I have. Mother’s Book of Home Economics is one of [...]

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Refueling for the New School Year - An UPDATED Approach

Refueling for the New School Year – An UPDATED Approach

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We’re gearing up to start our 12th year of homeschooling. Or maybe I should say, I should be gearing up. I have purchased all our curriculum. It’s waiting on the shelf. And waiting. But I have not felt like starting to plan. I’ve enjoyed taking the summer off, and it’s hard for me to admit that [...]

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Experience History Through Music by Diana Waring

Experience History Through Music by Diana Waring

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It’s summer. We don’t have to do school, right? Maybe not officially, but I like to make sure we’re still learning. Recently, I’ve had a great opportunity to sneak a little history into my family’s day. Experience History Through Music I don’t know if your kids are like mine, but I cannot watch a video or [...]

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Third Grade Curriculum Choices

Third Grade Curriculum Choices

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. It is hard for me to believe that my baby girl will be in the 3rd grade this fall! Lizzie is, for the most part, a cooperative student. She grasps new concepts quickly, and she doesn’t mind writing things down. She liked having her own school desk in the [...]

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Freedom from Distraction

Freedom from Distraction

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Distraction As I set my goals this year,  I started by thinking about some of what I had been struggling with during the previous year. I was frazzled. I felt pulled in all directions. I lacked focus. I wasn’t paying enough attention to any of my children during “school time”. I was exhausted. I determined that there were [...]

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Homeschooling Struggles: The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same

Homeschooling Struggles: The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same

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I have been making an effort this year to share more of our homeschooling struggles. I hope that by sharing my struggles, I may help someone else who is going through similar struggles. Plus, I’ve found that writing helps me to put my struggles in perspective and even helps me come up with ideas for [...]

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