As a busy homeschooling mom I have grown to appreciate and depend on the findings and creations of other moms, dads and teachers to help me out. One resource I use a lot is Schoolhouse Teachers. As I am planning my units and lessons I always check out the lessons, worksheets and videos they have. So… Continue reading Schoolhouse Teachers: A Trusty Resource
Dear Channie, I homeschooled my son last year to get him through freshman year so that he could then go to a technical high school which was better suited for him. The homeschooling was a success( I used Christian enlightium academy online). My question is I am considering homeschooling my sixth grader who is already… Continue reading Dear Channie: Is it Hard to Homeschool a Younger Child Alone?
Over the years, my husband and I have found ourselves in a love / hate relationship with playdough. We love the fact that it keeps our girls occupied for hours but we simply hate the mess! What it does to carpet is simply downright abusive, I mean really! So Khari and I instituted a rule–a… Continue reading Model Magic: I’m Back In Love!
On of the girl’s favorite Christmas presents this year was a collection of Sage Carrington books. My mom’s neighbor happens to know the author, Justin Scott Parr, and gave an autographed set to my girls. He even happens to be from my hometown, DC! This was our first time meeting Sage and joining her on… Continue reading Sage Carrington Books: Adventure STEM Books for Young Learners
I came across this article from blogger Luanne Castle, who describes her visit to The Whitney Plantation in Louisiana. Although I have been to Louisiana, I have never been to this plantation. What really captured my attention as I read her article was the fact she said that didn’t try to put distance between the… Continue reading A Visit to The Whitney Plantation: The End of the River — Writer Site
My morning ritual often starts with a struggle—a battle between Mind and Body. Each one very clear about what they think is best and each one extremely persuasive. Body reminds me how tired I am and how very good it simply feels to just be…lay in bed and simply be… Mind jumps in and reminds… Continue reading 5 Lessons I Learned as a Backstage Mom: My Hopes for Homeschooling in 2017
Christmas showered our family with lots of board games. I love board games and have been looking forward to the day where we could have a successful (no melt-downs) family game night. This week was it. We pulled out one of my all-time favorites,Operation (click the pic above for details), and huddled around our coffee… Continue reading Operation: This Week’s Happy