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A Socratic Approach to History

A Socratic Approach to History History, along with literature, are my absolute favorite subjects. Hmmmm- that is definitely falling short. Let me try again. I live and breathe history and literature. Those are the subjects my mind revels in when there is a moment for it to frolic free. I am absolutely guilty of having [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:52+00:00 January 15th, 2017|homeschooling|0 Comments

A Few Simple Ways to Avoid Homeschool Burnout

A Few Simple Ways to Avoid Homeschool Burnout As we are rapidly approaching the end of the semester, it seems a perfect time to discuss a few ways to avoid- or treat- the exhaustion that inevitably can sneak in at this point in the year. Minimize Unnecessary Activities: I have found that at this point in the [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:52+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Do Nature Study?

Why Do Nature Study? I recently asked a group of my nature study kids a question, as we sat nestled in a redwood grove alongside a babbling creek. I asked them, “Why do we do nature study?” Each of them replied with fantastic answers such as, “Because nature is beautiful,” “Because nature is everything, it [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:52+00:00 December 1st, 2016|homeschooling, Nature Study, Parenting|0 Comments

Homeschooling Game Days

Homeschooling Game Days Do you ever wake up and feel that that daily rhythm that you usually treasure, just doesn't sound inviting? How about trading in the normal routine for a homeschooling game day? Instead of working on math, play some math games. Rather than opening the history books, how about some exciting history [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:52+00:00 November 6th, 2016|homeschooling|0 Comments

Learn How Jessica, from the Unlikely Homeschool Blog, Manages to Homeschool Multiple Ages

Learn How Jessica, from the Unlikely Homeschool Blog, Manages to Homeschool Multiple Ages I absolutely love this blog post about homeschooling various ages, written by Jessica from The Unlikely Homeschool. While reading it, I recalled homeschooling my daughter one day a few years back while my then 2 year old son was literally sitting on my [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:52+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|homeschooling|0 Comments

Discover Ways to Incorporate Charlotte Mason’s Methods from Alicia Hutchinson at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers

Discover Ways to Incorporate Charlotte Mason's Methods from Alicia Hutchinson at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers I love this article, (click on link) Everyday Ways We Follow Charlotte Mason, that Alicia wrote over at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers (which is, by the way, a fantastic blog). Often we get so wrapped up in an educational method [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:53+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Literature Based Nature Study

Literature Based Nature Study I am a huge fan of learning through literature as much as possible which is why I was so excited to discover the Thornton Burgess books. Thornton Burgess was a conservationist and children's author who lived from the late 1800's to the mid 1900's. His many tales, [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:53+00:00 October 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Are You Looking for a Complete Language Arts Education but Haven’t Yet Found it in One Curriculum? How about Trying These Programs Together?

Are You Looking for a Complete Language Arts Education but Haven't Yet Found it in One Curriculum? How about Trying these Programs Together? Have you been feeling like bulking up your children's language arts program to include grammar, classic literature, a comprehensive writing program, as well as spelling? Perhaps you have found one or [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:53+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Looking For Volunteer Work That Your Children Can Take Part In?

Looking For Volunteer Work That Your Children Can Take Part In? Are you looking for ways to get your children involved in volunteer work? How about knitting nests for orphaned or injured wildlife babies? Wildlife rescue centers all over the country use knitted nests donated by volunteers for their orphaned or injured baby squirrels, rabbits, [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:53+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Have You Heard About the Poetry & Tea Time Movement Yet?

Poetry and Tea Time Have you heard about the poetry and tea time movement yet? Homeschoolers across the country are making this delightfully cozy practice a part of their weekly routine. Here is what it entails. Pick a day, say Friday. Each Friday you and your children set a nice little tea table, possibly with [...]

By | 2018-03-08T01:43:53+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments
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