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Teaching Vocabulary

Teaching Vocabulary Without a Curriculum

Teaching Vocabulary Without a Curriculum There are a lot of Vocabulary curriculums available to homeschoolers. Some are stand-alone courses and some are intertwined within a Language Arts curriculum. But, do we really need a formal curriculum to teach our children Vocabulary? No. A lot of homeschooling parents are teaching Vocabulary already without even realizing it. […] Read more…

A Homeschool Schedule: Do You Really Need One? This Will Help You Decide!

Do You Really Need A Homeschool Schedule?This Will Help You Decide!

HOMESCHOOL SCHEDULES Do You Really Need One? This Will Help You Decide! Let’s talk about a homeschool schedule! Are they really necessary for your homeschool to run smoothly? That’s exactly what I want to address. There are a few types of homeschoolers. They either… Stick to a super strict homeschool schedule. Have a homeschool schedule […] Read more…

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Why We Choose to Homeschool

It was my husband who originally wanted to homeschool. I had always thought that I would send my kids to public school when they were old enough. But when pre-k approached, I started feeling uneasy about sending my kids to public school. I prayed about it, and decided to read up on homeschooling. So, I […] Read more…

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Getting Rid of Twaddle: Twaddle Free Books for Your Homeschool

Getting Rid of the Twaddle Twaddle Free Books for Your Homeschool Let’s talk about getting rid of twaddle. What is “twaddle?” If you are familiar with Charlotte Mason, then you have seen that word pop up many times. “Children must be Nurtured on the Best––For the children? They must grow up upon the best. There […] Read more…

Our 5th-grade Curriculum Choices

I am so excited to share with you what we are using for our 2018-2019 school year! We have been back to school for 12 weeks already! (We started school in June.) By now, I have a good idea of what is working and what isn’t working for our 5th-grade curriculum choices.  This post contains […] Read more…

Loop Scheduling

The #1 Reason Why We Love Loop Scheduling

Planning and scheduling your homeschool year can be pretty tiring. Even following someone else’s premade plans and schedules for your homeschool can be tiring. Maybe I should rephrase that… especially following someone else’s plans! (At least that has been my experience.) And why is that? It is simply because we are all different. Our lives […] Read more…

LIVING SCIENCE BOOKS

LIVING SCIENCE BOOKS: HUGE LIST OF 50+ BOOKS!

HUGE LIST OF LIVING SCIENCE BOOKS GRADES 1-8 I’ve been hunting around, trying to gather up a list of living books to for Science. I wanted to put together a huge list for you (and me) to have in one place! So, here is a roundup of Living Science books for your homeschool! LIVING SCIENCE […] Read more…

When Homeschooling and Housekeeping Send You Running For Cover

When Homeschooling and Housekeeping Send You Running For Cover

When Homeschooling and Housekeeping Send You Running For Cover Homeschooling, housekeeping, and keeping your sanity. These three things seem like they are next to impossible to achieve…. all together at least! Something always gets left out of the mix. I saw a meme once that said: happy kids, clean house, sanity… pick 2. It hits […] Read more…

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5 Reasons to Love Write Through the Bible

What is Write Through the Bible?? Write Through the Bible is a copywork style handwriting and scripture memory curriculum. The child spends the year writing passages from the Bible. It is a 4-day curriculum, with the option of a 5th day. **This post may contain affiliate links, my full disclosure is here** This is such […] Read more…

prayer in your homeschool

The Importance of Prayer in Your Homeschool

 The Importance of Prayer in your Homeschool Prayer in your homeschool is vital! As a new year approaches, I have been thinking about my goals. What do I want to accomplish this year?? What changes can I make? As I look back over the year, I can see what we’ve accomplished. And I can also […] Read more…

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