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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 »

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 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 »

3 Audio Books You Need To Download Now!

Audio books have long been a staple in my homeschool. It all started with Little House on the Prairie from my Mom’s shelf. From there it moved to the Narnia series, also on my mom’s shelf. And then finally, last year we found the dramatization of G. A. Henty.  Recently, I learned how to find audible books affordably.   Certain… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 31

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There are many concerns that people have about buying used: repairs, condition, mileage, etc etc etc. Even with replacing a transmission on a vehicle, you are more likely to save money than buying a new vehicle. That is not always the case, research plays an important role here. Our rule has always been to stay under 100,000K miles, we try… Read more »