Category Archives: Homeschooling

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 »

This Month’s Homeschool Favorites

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Full Time Wife Life blog, hosted this very cool, “Homeschool Favorites” that we all could participate in and so I thought it was super fun and wanted to share some of our favorites this month.     For the youngest two children (ages 2 and almost 4), we love these Go Fish alphabet cards. I found them at the Target… Read more »

Do you want to build a snowman? Or ride our bikes around the hall?

What else do homeschoolers do? Today was our official first day of school 2015-2016. What fun! No, serious, it was a lot of a fun! We got up, did yogurt and granola (a treat! I don’t do that meal often) and we quickly did our morning chores–and then the fun began! We started off with the three R’s, as Ruth… Read more »

So, what is there to do during the Summer?

(Drawing done by my 6yr old. I looked around one day and saw this on his desk. I can’t even draw that well.) Am I the only one that finds Summer much more busy? Everyone is out of school, everyone wants to get together typically I find myself more rushed and stressed then anything else. During the Summer months we… Read more »