Snapshots

September 10, 2012

I was talking to a friend that I hadn’t seen for months since they moved several hours away.  We chatted about how things were for each of us.  We talked candidly about our parenting struggles.  She said she had been reading my blog and that I just had everything “so together”. Oh my, she needs […]

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Alpha Phonics

September 9, 2012

There is SO much curriculum out there!!  If you’ve ever gone to a homeschool store or convention it can be completely overwhelming!  You can find yourself purchasing things you never intended to or things that you really didn’t need, and the worst is when you find you have stuff you will never use. There is […]

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What’s Working For Us Right Now ~ Curriculum 2012-2013

August 14, 2012

The school year is coming upon us.  Where did the summer go?? We are planning to start school next week.  I think we are all ready for a little more structure around here again.  I printed off new chore charts this morning and the kids were “playing school” today (If you missed the chores video […]

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Summer Lists

May 28, 2012

Summer is upon us.  We are mostly done with curriculum. What are you going to do to this summer? This is what we’re going to try: 2 lists. When we complete 1 chore in the morning… we get to chose 1 activity for the afternoon. It’s not complex, but that’s why it may just work.  […]

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What’s Working For Us Right Now – Curriculum

February 23, 2012

Wow!  There is SO much home-school curriculum out there that it is overwhelming!  I was recently talking with a friend and she said that it is best just to pick something you like and go with it.  You can always be second guessing yourself and thinking you are missing something or that something else would […]

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What’s Working for Us Right Now ~ Chore Charts

January 22, 2012

Things seem to be ever-changing around here.  We find something that works for a time and then shift to something else as the need (or want) arises. So, here’s what is working for us right now with our chores.  I wrote about how “Day Chores” were working well for us here.  Those have continued to […]

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What’s Working For Us Right Now

October 29, 2011

With the addition of Sawyer to the family and our home-school year starting many people have asked, “How do you do it all?”  Well, the truth is, I don’t do it “all” and many days we don’t even get to “most”.  So, with that disclaimer aside, there are somethings that are working for us right […]

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