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 »

My 10 Year Old’s Summer Recommendations {And Mom’s thought}

I asked my daughter to pick out 5 books that she thought other similar aged children would like. I said children but being a girl, these tended to lean more towards the girl side of life. 😉 This post is going to give you information on the books but I also suggest you watch the video that corresponds with this… Read more »

Homeschooling for the Beginners

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The time has come! I have had several questions about how to start homeschooling! I understand that this is a huge step and it is mixed with excitement and some nervousness. But let’s address some of the question that are asked a well as some recommended resources. First things first, what are your state requirements! Best place to check this… Read more »

A 9 Year Old’s Thoughts on the Assigned Literature for American History

At the beginning of the year I assigned my 9 year old (or third grader if you need that information) a whole basket of literature that I wanted him to read during the course of the 2017-18 school year. The idea behind this is to give a living education in a Charlotte Mason way. I looked for wholesome living books… Read more »

Charlotte Mason Education is not for Burned Out Mothers

Have you ever sat down to dinner but so tired that you felt no hunger? It is not that your body wasn’t hungry but rest was more needed than food at that particular time. Homeschooling can be like that. I’m actually specifically thinking of Charlotte Mason and her broad range of subjects. Do you know what I hear often? “I… Read more »

My Favorite Resources for Teaching (clean) Art | Homeschool Mom

I had a friend express her frustration over wanting to show her children art but not finding anything clean to share with them. I find this to be a common dilemma amongst homeschooling moms. When it comes to naked art, I personally do not like it. I don’t want to even look at Michelangelo’s David, or any other so called… Read more »

My Non-Fiction Favorites

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Occasionally I have been asked if I have any non-fiction recommendations. That is such a broad question, I might add. It is also not one easily answered. I can easily begin grabbing books off a shelf and end up with a towering stack before I am even finished and I am constantly adding to that stack. So when I decided… Read more »

Mama Reads Books | Reading Goals for the New year

Every beginning of a new year gives new promises. These promises sometimes take the form of resolutions, “this year I will finally loose those last x number of pounds.”  “I will complete my buckets list.” or “I will be a better person.”  And so on and so forth.   I love new beginnings because they give me a starting point, like… Read more »

My top 3 books to read this Christmas and others you should consider

For the past several years, I have done the 25 books of Christmas. You wrap 25 books and from Dec 1- Dec 25, you unwrap each book and read it aloud. It’s like a paper chain countdown, but with for book lovers, its the perfect paper chain. The biggest set back I have with this is the amount of trash… Read more »