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homeschooling

How to Homeschool::Homeschool Schedule

It’s almost time to wake the little girls so we can head out on a field trip. We’re going to see the Kingsport Ballet Nutcracker! I’m traveling somewhere else today too. Paige from the blog Simple Thoughts asked me to guest post on the details of ‘what i do in a day’. I sent the […] Read more…

October Gave a Party…..

i’m sitting on the deck this chilly morning. enjoying the cool weather, the warm coffee, the gorgeous view. finding so many reasons to be thankful. for the gift of vocation, where the sacred intersects the mundane. for the gift of teaching these children to love beautiful things. for the gift of marriage, where we see […] Read more…

Daily Homeschool Schedule {Getting It All Done}

This has become one of the most frequently asked questions about our homeschool.   How do we fit it all into a day?   And still sleep and eat and relax. And I remember those early days when I was researching homeschooling.    I wanted to know every detail.  I poured over Susan Wise Bauer’s […] Read more…

Talking to God

I’m so thankful to be off to such a wonderful start so far this year in our school-at-home.   I’m feeling a little more organized and relaxed, the girls are much more content and willing to work. And there’s just so much great stuff to learn. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I thought […] Read more…

Logos School Curriculum Choices 2010

If you’re new here and visiting from Bring the Rain or from Heart of the Matter, welcome.   You can visit more of my homeschool links here or find out why in the world we ever decided to homeschool in the first place here.  We use the classical model with a blend of The Well […] Read more…

How to enjoy your kids in the summer

1.  Encourage their creativity. Get out some paint or some clay or some crayons and create something. We’re taking a few weeks off from ‘school’ but as I’m hoping to blur the lines between ‘school’ and  ‘life’, we’re still busy learning.   One of my very favorite bloggers Meg introduced this wonderful art blog last […] Read more…

Homeschool Nitty Gritty Update

I think I’ve been a little gun shy about posting on our schooling progress without even realizing it.   Because I am a person who avoids conflict to a fault,  I don’t tend to deal well with snarky comments and emails and thankfully, they’ve been few and far between.   When they come, however, they […] Read more…

a little spring sewing

Thank you for all your encouragement and advice yesterday. I don’t think I’ve ever attempted any harder task:  teaching my girls, facing my own demons,  and  praying that at end of the day, God fills in the gaps. We’ve spent the better part of two afternoons in the craft room—-which always seems to cure our […] Read more…