SPLATS and Delights

SPLATS & Delights {Friday Funnies, Flops, and Fails Homeschool WrapUp} Our week was filled with ups and downs this week. SPLATs and Delights. My kids were sick this week, just the last week before we declare vacation until the new year. I guess that is one of the downsides of homeschooling – you still do lessons when you are sick. But I try to give my kids lots of treats like hot chocolate, tea, and chicken soup when they are sick as well. So this morning I asked my poor, cold-ridden daughter what she wanted for breakfast and she said, “Hamantaschen.” I haven’t actually everRead More →

F is for Finally

F is for Finally Ever have one of those moments? You have been trying to teach your child spelling, or addition, or history, or even to write his letters for what seems like eons. It may actually have been years that you have been at it. Then one day, quietly and without fanfare, your wonderful precious child gets it. He all of a sudden, overnight, understands! And what is your first thought? Well, what is your first thought after you call your husband at work to tell him the wonderful news about a minutia of your homeschooling life that he absolutely doesn’t understand? If youRead More →

E is for Everything

Welcome back to Blogging Through the Alphabet! We are on week 5, and that means the letter E. . . . . .join my two wonderful co-hosts ( Amanda @ Hopkins Homeschool and DaLynn @ Biblical Womanhood) and me as we blog together through the alphabet (Link Up is below) Now, let’s consider ‘E’. . . E is for Everything – Wouldn’t It Be Great? The biggest challenge when you homeschool is finding books and materials and curricula to teach your children. So many of us end up from time to time purchasing something that we think will work wonderfully for our children. Your childRead More →

Rain!

Rain! | Our Weekly WrapUp & Friday Funnies, Flops, and Fails LinkUp I had a lot of ideas when I sat down to write this post. I was going to write about all the great things we did in our homeschool this week. How my kids began exploring Frankenstein using Sharon Watson’s Characters in Crisis Literature curriculum (review coming very soon). I was going to write about the charity and faithfulness of my daughter who knitted a scarf, sewed a sweatshirt, and then packed them up in a birthday box for a girl she knows whose parents don’t treat her with love and kindness. IRead More →

D is for Dreams and Direction

Welcome back to Blogging Through the Alphabet! We are on week 4, and that means the letter D. . . . . .join my two wonderful co-hosts ( Amanda @ Hopkins Homeschool and DaLynn @ Biblical Womanhood) and me as we blog together through the alphabet (Link Up is below) Now, let’s consider ‘D’. . . D is for Dreams and Direction Dreams. We all have them for our children. If we homeschool, I suspect we spend more time dreaming of our children’s futures. But once all the dreaming is done, how do we help our children find their way? What resources can we use?Read More →

Where do all those dirty dishes keep coming from? That is what I thought every morning this week. I go to bed and the kitchen still could use a quick cleanup, but I can get that done in the morning, I think to myself. Then I get up with the chickens the next morning, literally, and BAM! my kitchen just became a life-sized diorama of the aftermath of world war III! I dutifully clean it, make the sink sparkle, and the next morning there we are again! Now admittedly, I don’t have time every morning to get to the sparkle state of being. And whenRead More →

C is for Classes

Welcome back to Blogging Through the Alphabet! We are on week 3, and that means the letter C. . . . . .join my two wonderful co-hosts ( Amanda @ Hopkins Homeschool and DaLynn @ Biblical Womanhood) and me as we blog together through the alphabet (Link Up is below) Now, let’s consider ‘C’. . . C is for Classes – How Do You Get Your Kids To Do Them? All of us, from first time-homeschooling mom to seasoned veteran struggle at the start of each year just a bit to find classes for our kids. We try to match the interests of our childrenRead More →

This afternoon we sat in our living room reading. This is where you find us every afternoon. I read aloud to my kids daily so that they can extend their vocabulary and practice analyzing the works we read. And so today we sat, each child in their own corner of the room, and I read Churchill and Russell Kirk to my children. My kids are built to multitask and actually learn better when they occupy part of their attention with a low level task. My daughter was practicing German flashcards and my son was playing a bubble game on his tablet. (this keeps me onRead More →