Fun Science Unit Studies {A Review}

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Fun Science Unit Studies for Kids {Review}

While history is our #1 favorite subject, science comes in at a close second, especially when experiments and activities are involved. We recently had the opportunity to review “Science Unit Studies for Homeschoolers & Teachers” from Susan Kilbride of Funtastic Unit Studies. Let’s just say it was the perfect fit for our Summer of Learning this year! I received […]

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Gentle Preschool Curriculum — 2015-2016

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In this post I share what our gentle preschool looks like including curriculum, Bible verses, and life skills we're working on.

My three-year-old daughter Annabeth is a little firecracker. If there’s a clown in every family, then she’s ours. She’s always trying to make people laugh with her silly faces and made-up words, so while I am excited she wants to “do school” like her big sisters, I am also a little sad. Why can’t time […]

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Our 2015-2016 Homeschool Curriculum {Charlotte Mason/Classical}

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Homeschool Curriculum 2015-2016 {Charlotte Mason/Classical}

This marks our third year homeschooling. It’s a learning process each year as I try to find what works best in our current season, but I continue to be drawn to both the Charlotte Mason and Classical approaches because of my love of good literature and the variety of subjects presented to the children. I’ll share what curriculum […]

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Weekly Meal Plan for 7/26-8/1

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grilled basil chicken

This week is our last full week before we start back to school. We’ll be spending time with friends and having some fun before we resume our regular schedule. You know, the one with structure. I will be sharing our 2015-2016 curriculum for our 2nd grader, kindergartener, and preschooler this week. We’re making some changes that I’m […]

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Project Passport: The Middle Ages {A Review}

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Project Passport- The Middle Ages

If you were to ask my girls what is their #1 favorite subject, you would almost certainly hear: “HISTORY!” For my girls, learning about people, places, and events in the past through stories and hands-on activities has been key to their love of history.While we are still working our way through the ancient world in […]

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What Miracles Are You Missing Out on Today?

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What Miracles Are You Missing Out on Today?

As I’m reading through Laurie Bestvater’s The Living Page: Keeping Notebooks with Charlotte Mason, I was struck by this quote from Brazilian author Paulo Coelho: You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one; each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of […]

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The Weekly Meal Plan: The Looney Bin Edition

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chicken parmesan

Well, I hope you had a happy 4th! Despite the rain the girls enjoyed their first fireworks show and their first time to stay up until 10:00! Needless to say they had a blast but will be recouping on their sleep for the next 2 months. Sorry, I’m a sleep nazi, but when kids are rested, […]

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Weekly Meal Plan + Books We’ve Been Reading

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peachy cobb salad

This past week we embarked on our first week of Summer Learning, complete with creating an earthworm farm, traveling through the Middle Ages, some art, and lots of reading. Books the Kids Are Reading We finished a really fun book called Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle during read-aloud time, and read a few books for our Summer Reading Challenge. We’re really into […]

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Beat the Heat with These No-Cook Meals for Summer

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25+ No-Cook Meal Ideas for Summer Time)

It’s HOT here in Tennessee! Today we’re once again reaching the 90s, and the mere thought of turning on the stove makes my skin break out in sweats. We’ve been enjoying some cool and healthy summer treats around here, but I’ve really been itching to try my hand at some no-cook meals for summer. I’m over at Proverbial […]

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16 Cool & Healthy Summer Treats

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16 Cool & Healthy Summer Treats

I have a little sugar problem. Actually, after completing my first Whole30, I discovered that I am seriously addicted to sugar. Nevertheless, life is short, and I believe wholeheartedly in (1) moderation and (2) making the best of the days I have numbered. That means we eat dessert on a fairly regular basis. However, I […]

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