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Homeschooling Freedom and Dyslexia

Homeschooling Freedom and Dyslexia

Many people have told me the best part of homeschooling is the freedom it gives your child. When your child has a special need like dyslexia, that freedom can be the answer to your prayers. That freedom to let your child grow and learn at their own pace is what made...

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How to Be A Better Steward of Your Time

How to Be A Better Steward of Your Time

One of my biggest responsibilities as a homeschool mom is to make sure that my family and I are being good stewards of our time. When I sit down to make our schedule and plan what resources we need for our school days I want to make sure that each item holds value....

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About Me

About Me

I have been very blessed to have been raised by Godly parents who encouraged me to dream big and experience life to the fullest. I have a degree in Business Administration and have been able to travel the world. I have worked for several wonderful companies...

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Memory Works!

Memory Works!

Today, I read a blog post from Melissa Corkum, A Tale of 3 Learners, about how classical education has been a blessing for her family. She zeroed in on the first phase, which is the grammar phase. She explains how the memory work can be challenging and many other...

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Homeschooling at Our House

Homeschooling at Our House

It's Just Like Making Perfume If you had told me 10 years ago that I would have 6 children AND I would homeschool them, I would have laughed in complete disbelief (or terror).  To me, homeschooling was the “H-word”, and I had no confidence to even know where or how to...

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Cycle 1 Memory Work – Claritas Classical Academy

Cycle 1 Memory Work – Claritas Classical Academy

About Memory Work Welcome to Cycle 1 Memory Work! This is the first of four cycles created by Claritas Classical Academy. This incredible curriculum integrates all the subjects into an overarching timeline that covers the period of the Ancients from Creation to The...

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“Trent’s View of the Zoo”, Drawings by Trent

“Trent’s View of the Zoo”, Drawings by Trent

We have enjoyed Facebook posts about Trent and his amazing God-given gift of drawing adorable zoo animals. In one of the posts, I saw a video of him drawing the animals upside down on his trampoline using chalk. He drew them quickly and they were perfect. If he...

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The Unhurried Homeschooler by Durenda Wilson

The Unhurried Homeschooler by Durenda Wilson

  I had the privilege of reading this book by Durenda Wilson. It is short and sweet and filled with practical tips for homeschoolers. When reading this book, I could see how we have incorporated many of her ideas and it helped me in my confidence in the power of...

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Seasons Changing!

Seasons Changing!

  A snapshot of the past few months... Summer is here! Busy fun, soccer camps, drama camps, swimming, re-staining the deck and play set, a long list of projects to complete before the new school year begins... Wow, positive pregnancy test, and complete joy from...

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A Yummy Snack for Busy Families

A Yummy Snack for Busy Families

Life has a way of keeping us busy. You can find yourself struggling to keep all of the "plates spinning" or "balls in the air". One thing our family finds helpful is a snack that can keep the kids fueled even as we are knee deep in our projects and activities. Yes, a...

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The Unplanner by Tavia Armstrong

The Unplanner by Tavia Armstrong

  I am grateful for an excellent school year that has just come to a close, and I am looking forward to this upcoming school year. I have been blessed to find The Unplanner as I look ahead. It does not matter if you homeschool year round, or the traditional...

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New in Cycle 1 Scripture

New in Cycle 1 Scripture

A while back, I was thinking about how nice it would be to offer folks who speak other languages the ability to know what we were singing about. A dear friend of mine has used her beautiful voice to help me produce videos. She read the scripture in Spanish, and they...

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Are You Seasoned?

Are You Seasoned?

The other day, my house was quiet. That is a rare event. Grandma had everyone at her house. There was no end to the things I should do at home, so I got busy. Because I had uninterrupted thoughts while doing tasks that required no concentration, I started thinking...

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TPA Homeschool Convention

TPA Homeschool Convention

We had a really great time today at the annual TPA Homeschool Convention! To make it even better, we were able to meet Mr. Andrew Pudewa, founder of IEW. My kids have been using Mr. Pudewa's materials for four years! Time really flies. They have learned so much and I...

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Chemical Reactions

Chemical Reactions

In Science, Cycle 3, Week 24, we are learning about the different types of chemical reactions. I so appreciate the fine work of Aushulz in making this simple illustration. No wonder why there is a saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words!" This will make life so...

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Consider it Pure Joy!

Consider it Pure Joy!

When I was growing up, I remember my Dad memorized James 1 and told us to consider it pure joy when we encountered various trials, knowing that the testing of our faith produced endurance. And he would continue on with the rest of the verse. I am grateful for that...

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Granola! A Great Way to Start the Day

Granola! A Great Way to Start the Day

Since January, I've been wanting to make a change to how we start our day. I do like it when we have time for good old fashioned bacon and eggs, but that doesn't always happen. We had been relying on cereals for the busier days. I just wasn't excited about that...

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Starting School Too Young

Starting School Too Young

Hi Parents, I am noticing so many parents are wanting to start teaching their children at younger and younger ages. It is wonderful to have so many proactive and loving parents. We all want what is best for our children! In my own experience, I have pushed the first...

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Momma Teaching Writing

Momma Teaching Writing

I received this in an email today from IEW with some helpful advice for the writing teacher. I want to say that I find this topic challenging and I am grateful that I am able to have other co-op moms teach my kids about writing. They have been helpful and have kept us...

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Mercy Ships – International Hospital Ships

Mercy Ships – International Hospital Ships

If you are feeling a tug to help others in this hurting world, I encourage you to look into helping on with the Mercy Ships. They find the countries who are the poorest of the poor and try to influence changes on the medical facilities. They are interested in training...

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LEGO Chemistry

LEGO Chemistry

Claritas Classical Academy, Cycle 3 Science Legos and Chemistry go well together. I like the looks of Susan's Blog. I encourage you to visit her site and put the Chemistry memory work you have learned to great use! LEGO Chemistry - Susan's Homeschool Blog Susan's...

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The Powerful Water Cycle

The Powerful Water Cycle

Claritas Classical Academy Memory Work, Cycle 2, Week 20, Science As you learn this week's memory work, I recommend you watch this BBC documentary about how the Aral Sea is shrinking. Many canals and dams and have built throughout the years and the results are...

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The FOUR H’s

The FOUR H’s

Have you experienced your decision to homeschool to be a major change in your life? I want to share with you a short, but powerful explanation of the phases you may go through when you are going on this journey. I learned this while I was overseas on the mission...

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3Doodler! Art and Engineering

3Doodler! Art and Engineering

Wow! Here is something new that looks quite interesting. My girls had fun watching a few other youtube videos demonstrating this 3D doodler. The 2.0 version will be available in April of this year. I think we have a new item for a Christmas wish list. If any of you...

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Play Dough Mats

Play Dough Mats

When my oldest kids were pretty young, we received a stack of common cartoon character play dough mats. They had fun shaping dough on them AND it kept the surfaces cleaner! I saw these free play dough mats and I thought I should share them with you. She says you can...

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