Giveaway: Insect Lore Praying Mantis and Butterfly Kits (3 Winners!)

This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] -- you each won an Insect Lore prize pack! I've sent you an email with information on claiming your prize. I'm so excited to share this giveaway with you because Insect Lore is a company that we love! I've been a fan of Insect…

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Giveaway: See the Light’s Art Class DVD Curriculum

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to [email protected] and [email protected], who each won a copy of Volume 1. While all of our kids enjoy arts and crafts, our 5-year-old is the real artist. She spends hours at the breakfast bar drawing, cutting, pasting, painting and creating. Lately, she has been asking to take an art…

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Help Your Child Stay Organized and Productive

The following post is from Blessings of Working Mom Journal: Most parents think of ways to become more organized in their workplace, and in their own spaces at home. However, it is also important to help our kids clear their thoughts, stay focused, and be productive. Here are some great tips that worked for us.…

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Free Book Inventory Printable to Track Your Collection

These days, there are tons of ways you can keep track of your book collection, from online library systems to detailed Excel spreadsheets. But if you -- like Monique, who emailed me this printable suggestion -- would rather just keep a simple written list, then this printable is for you! You can fill it out…

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Our Homeschool Curriculum + a Free Printable Planner

I've known I wanted to homeschool my kids since I was 16 years old. I'd attended a Montessori school, a public school and a Christian school before leaving the Christian school to be homeschooled that year, and I just knew being home was what I wanted for my own kids. I wanted the flexibility of…

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Our Homeschool System: Organizing & Planning

Today I wanted to take a few minutes to show you our homeschool system. This year we are using Classical Conversations with Sonlight Readers for our 6 and 4.5 year old, and our two younger girls will get Daddy time during school. Yes, I realize how ridiculously lucky I am to have that setup --…

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Where Do You Homeschool?

Today I'm guest posting over at Simple Homeschool with tips on deciding where to homeschool in your home: After deciding to homeschool and choosing a curriculum, one of the biggest questions that homeschoolers deal with on a regular basis is where to homeschool and how to set up a school room. However, like pretty much…

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Homeschooling Your Way: One Day at a Time

I wanted to finish up this week by sharing a little bit about how I do things. I don't know about you, but I've loved reading about other people's experiences and drawing on their ideas for our homeschooling as well! Where in your home do you homeschool? Do you have different areas for read-alouds, workbooks…

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Homeschooling Your Way: Adjusting As You Go

This week we’re talking about organization for homeschoolers. One of the benefits of homeschooling is the flexibility it affords families to tailor school to fit their lifestyle. Because I’m just starting out on this journey, I’ve asked several people to share their experiences and systems with us. And of course we’d love to hear from…

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Homeschooling Your Way: Preparing for the Future

This week we’re talking about organization for homeschoolers. One of the benefits of homeschooling is the flexibility it affords families to tailor school to fit their lifestyle. Because I’m just starting out on this journey, I’ve asked several people to share their experiences and systems with us. And of course we’d love to hear from…

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