Author Archives: Challice

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 »

The Best Christmas Books to Check Out this year

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I actually have shared for several years many books that we have enjoyed as a family and each year, that list grows. This year I wanted to give you titles of books you can check out at the library, not all are Christmas and can be used throughout the winter! Score! I am later than I wanted to be in… 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 »

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 »

Letters From Afar, A Monthly Subscription You Can Afford!

                Do you enjoy receiving something in the mail every month that is not a bill? Of course! We all do! I heard about this monthly subscription “box” from my friend, Angel. Angel shared this with me months ago and I confess I put it off and put it off not wanting to… 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 »

Several Children’s Book Deals!

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I came across one after the other of great children’s book deals for Kindle! I had to share.  At the time of sharing these with you, they are a great price but Amazon can change prices at their own discretion. enjoy! Julie of the Wolves By Jean Craighead George The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley Sounder by William H. Armstrong… Read more »