5 of the Best Children’s Books Worth Reading This Summer

Book lists are my one weakness. I know I have mentioned this before, but its true. However, when I am trying to find books to read, sometimes there are so many that I have already read that I begin to wonder if there is anything new under the sun. Hint: there’s not. But there are a vast number of opinions… Read more »

What is Morning Time and Why You Need it in Your Homeschool

Title: Better Together by Pam Barnhill Synopsis (courtesy of Amazon): Bring delight back to your homeschool. Have you fallen into a routine of checking boxes? Do you wonder why you don’t have time to focus on building your children’s character and love of learning? That can change. Better Together¬†teaches you how to design a part of your homeschool day where… Read more »

Canadians In Space: A Study for All That You’ll Want to See

Picture Copyright of Braelyn Rae Photography. When I was approached by Amanda Cunningham, author of the Canadian Space Unit Study, I was humbled and excited. Canada is probably a bit dear to my heart because while I have never actually been there, my husband was born there and I feel like its a part of our heritage. Even more coincidental… Read more »

10 of the Best Books for your Minimalist Homeschool

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I never thought I would write this post. I mean, my formal introduction to strangers should be, “Hi! My name is Challice, and I am a bookaholic! I have shelves and shelves of books that I adore and will never part with!” Maybe it is because of this that I feel safe to offer some of my opinion on what… Read more »

The Best Of Newberry Winners And 5 Not Worth Your Time

This past year I tried to start reading the Newberry Honor or Winners and work my through ALL of them. The goal was to get an idea of the ones worthwhile. I had a lot of “great kids books” on the shelves, but hadn’t really read a lot of them. My eyes were kind of opened when I first read,… Read more »

2nd Annual Back to the Classics Challenge 2019

In my previous post I shared my final thoughts for my first year in participating with Books and Chocolate’s Back to the Classics. There are 12 prompts that you choose a classic to fit. This year I am thrilled to reveal what I chose for this year’s prompts. 1. 19th Century Classic. Any classic book originally published between 1800 and… Read more »

Final Thoughts on the Back to the Classics challenge of 2018 and Reading Tips

Wow! I know EVERYONE says this every year but really, where has this year gone? It just flew by. One of the ways I marked the passage of time was doing Back To the Classics Challenge 2018 hosted by Book and Chocolate¬†. I revealed last year my book choices for the challenge prompts. Well, I want to do it again!… Read more »

Top 5 Homeschool Resources We Loved in 2018

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Often times there are things we add to our homeschool that end up seeming like a good idea, but ultimately end up not being enjoyed like I envisioned. Cross stitch kits… that are still in my craft closet… from over a year ago, for example. But, there are some that really do love and we use often enough that I… Read more »

Australian Laura Ingalls {Review of Audrey of the Outback}

I have had these books in my Amazon cart for well over a year. I don’t even remember how I heard about them! I am like that. But I finally got them this past month and I can’t wait to share with you my thoughts! Audrey of the Outback by Christine Harris (get your copy here)¬† First, I love that… Read more »

6 Books my 10 year old daughter and 9 year old son read and loved!

Disclaimer! My eldest two children have showed me some amazing growth and maturity these last few months. Since we tend to read, a lot, I have trusted them to tell me of any objectionable material for OUR family standards. If and when they do, I read it and get an idea of how the story will play out. Sometimes I… Read more »

Literature Selections For Story of The World Volume 3 (Various Grades)

                                    One thing I noticed while searching for curriculum was the lack of literature selections for Volume 3 in Story of the World. Not saying that they aren’t out there but that it was incredibly difficult for me to find what other homeschoolers… Read more »