Category Archives: Homeschooling

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 »

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 »

A Charlotte Mason Education for the Younger Years (wrap up 2016-17)

Of course, as a new school year approached I had all these grand ideas of what our school days were going to look like. Don’t we all? The problem was, I was envisioning of what it should end up looking like, not our beginning footsteps in that direction. For my younger students, (who may or may not be categorized into… Read more »

The Lizard Garden by Anne Phillips~ Review

There are so many reasons why we fell in love with Ms. Phillips book but the number one thing was that the characters felt like they were our best friends next door. The adventures they shared were the kind that could easily happen our lives. You know you have a great book when your child is caught reading it on… Read more »

Thinking Tree: The Fun-schooling Journal~ A Review

****IN ORDER TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, YOU MUST GO TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL!  You can find it here.  Giveaway goes until 6/19 ***************** Last year I stumbled upon the Thinking Tree Fun Schooling Books. I was really intrigued and liked what I saw. I purchased two for my eldest two and decided it would be great for those days when… Read more »

But are you REALLY a Charlotte Mason Method follower?

It all starts with something that draws you in. Maybe a quote? A picture someone posted with the hashtag, #charottemason? A book like, For The Children’s Sake? The living books concept? The possibilities are endless! What originally drew me to a Charlotte Mason education was the basic principal of a living education. Not just studying a textbook and taking a… Read more »

One of the Biggest Pitfalls of Charlotte Mason & How to Avoid It

I have had this on my mind all week. Considering the fact that this is Thursday, and that I am a busy mama of five, the fact that I keep thinking about this for 4 consecutive days in a row, must mean I need to write this out. Typically when I talk or write about something, I am speaking to… Read more »

Living Math Books | Pi Day favorites | Charlotte Mason Style Teaching

Happy Pi day! 3.14(.17). In our classroom, aka the dining room table, we love to find math books that show a different side to teach outside of a textbook. These three series are centered around teaching arithmetic but not in a textbook way but in a way that gives life and a reason as to why we learn such a… Read more »

The Library Project | Week 1

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It all started with a seemingly innocent remark from a friend of mine. She commented on she was at the library and realized that she could make an entire school year curriculum on just the library. It got me thinking on how little I really know what the library has in terms of literature. I have a list of favorite… Read more »

Homeschool Favorites: Children’s choice in books

Long time, no see. It’s been a busy month and so I thought I would jump back into blogging with some of the children’s favorite books this month. We’re heading into the Summer months and that means that I am on the lookout for some good books to keep the kids adventures alive with. We don’t just read in the… Read more »