Our Daily Waodani Diary

A Review of the “Walking with the Waodani” by Stacy Farrell Overall, this unit study is fantastic. We were lucky to have the opportunity to review “Walking with the Waodani” from the Home School Adventure Co. There were some moments during our readings that go down as those moments you remember …

New Downloads For Homeschooling Moms

Hi! If you are like me, you spend some portion of the summer planning. Planning, and searching, and scouring the ‘net for that perfect game, or worksheet pack, or algebra curriculum that will make your kids’ schooling year fantastic. I discovered the most useful finds are often free and are …

Fairy Tales, Culture, and Us

Fairy tales and fables are fundamental to our character. Nearly every parent on the planet reads or tells fables to their children. It is these stories that we use to impart our culture and moral code to the next generation. As we homeschool our children using a classical model, my …

Dawn to Decadence

The kids and I sit down each Thursday morning to read a chapter of “From Dawn To Decadence” by Jacques Barzun. This is a unique book. Mr. Barzun’s writing style reflects his native language and so is interesting for my kids to hear, his word choice stretches my kids’ (and …

We Are Not Lost

Last night we went to a you-sing-it-Messiah. It was different from most as there were no professional soloists. The audience was sprinkled with members of a symphonic choir to help us all to stay with our chosen part, and the only rule was that we were asked to sing in …

The Magic of a 4D Puzzle

At the start of our schooling year, the point we generally dive into new subjects, I purchased a 4D puzzle of the history of the United States. To sum it up, the experience is wonderful so far. Once a week, my kids and I gather around the in-progress puzzle and …