I love the holiday season. I truly do. It is so beautiful. Even a trip to the grocery store yields gasps of delight at the latest house that has put up a Christmas display. But the holidays are busy. And the holidays put stress on mom. Too often I get wrapped up in the doing… Read More Meaningful No Prep Advent Activities
It is a crisp cool day in late fall. The trees are almost bare, save for a few stalwart leaves holding fast against their certain demise. The turkey has been eaten but the glow of gratitude remains. And my family is trekking into the woods. Eyes peeled not for the bright green of a pine… Read More Preparing for Advent
Although the day is rainy and dreary outside, inside our house is being filled with beautiful fall leaves with a modern twist: Digi-leaves! Why do the leaves change color in autumn? As the days are growing shorter, the leaves stop making chlorophyll. It isn’t efficient for deciduous trees to keep their foliage through the winter.… Read More Fall Digi-Leaves!
How do we implement the Brave Writer Lifestyle in our home? You know Poetry Tea Time. You are down with the Charlotte Mason style read alongs. But let’s get down to the nitty gritty. How do we implement the Brave Writer Lifestyle every day? Here is an example of planning from behind! This summer I… Read More Brave Writer Lifestyle Planning from Behind
What is my big take away from homeschool planning season 2017? I’ve been doing it all wrong! It is time to flip the way we think about planning our homeschool year! Instead of focusing on the day to day homeschool routine, we need to start by planning the feeling we want our homeschool year to… Read More Homeschool Planning: Are We Doing It Wrong?
I have three beautiful children. This is actually the first year that I am going to be teaching all three of them formally (if that doesn’t pack a bittersweet punch I don’t know what does!) This June I did a soft start and it was eye opening. Their unique giftings, personalities and learning styles became… Read More Individualized Lesson Planning
As I sat down and started to look at next year, I got overwhelmed really quickly. It is so easy to get caught up in little details of curriculum choice, philosophy and planners. And while these are all necessary, I think the first thing that we need to do as homeschool moms is to set… Read More Affirmations for Your Homeschool Year
Sometimes you need a change of scenery. A way to leave it all behind and take some time away from home base and experience each other. It is one way to create a little celebration in your every day homeschool life. We started camping with our kids when they were infants. I actually think it… Read More Camping with Kids 101
My goal is to provide a complete experience for you to study the 50 States this summer. But sometimes I like a little extra background and some extra activities. I picture it like strapping that extra storage compartment to the top of the mini van. Do we need these resources? Can you make up a… Read More Summer Hack 50 States UN-Roadtrip Optional Extras
Poetry Tea Time has opened my family to the wonderful world of really great tea. In fact my kids have become connoisseurs (that is a euphemism for tea snobs). Everyone in my family has a favorite. I am going to link you to our favorites that you can find easily online! Cheers! Super S’s favorite… Read More Our Guide to Tea