Podcast Addicted: The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast
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Podcast Addicted: The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast

This series isn’t a countown. I’m just planning on sharing my favorite podcasts. As a home educator, most of them are directly about homeschooling, and I’m going to do the education ones first. That being said, I’ll let you in on a little secret. Homeschool Snapshosts is my favorite. I think it’s because I’m inherently…

The Simple Woman’s Daybook for February 8, 2016
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The Simple Woman’s Daybook for February 8, 2016

For Today… February 8, 2016 Outside my window…. it’s dark but the first edges of sun are peeping about the horizon. I am thinking… about the myriad things I need to do today. I should work in my bullet journal to straighten out my thoughts. I am thankful… for another year with family and friends…

Our Weekly Amble for January 25-29, 2016
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Our Weekly Amble for January 25-29, 2016

This was the best week of formal school we’ve had since … September? Just  reminder to me to remind my readers that homeschooling is hard work. I was talking with two friends last night and they said oftentimes bloggers only post the good things, the true things, the beautiful things and that can be discouraging…

Homeschool Mom & Reader Toolkit
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Homeschool Mom & Reader Toolkit

Back in the fall, Brandy shared her Toolbox, her mobile command center. In that post she asked if we had one and what it was like. I immediately loved the idea as I’d been using a canvas bookbag, but I wanted something different than a shower caddy. At Anna’s, I saw that she has a…

The Simple Woman’s Daybook for Monday January 25, 2016
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The Simple Woman’s Daybook for Monday January 25, 2016

For Today… Outside my window…. the sun is shining and the temperature is increasing – slightly anyway. I am thinking… about the woman who fears the Lord and seeking and searching the things above. Excellent sermons yesterday. I am thankful… for the faithful exposition of the Word at my church. I am wearing… grey sweatpants…

Attend! Company on Life’s Pathways
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Attend! Company on Life’s Pathways

Doubtless, it will come as no surprise that I like words. I like clever words. I like words used in creative ways, in clever combinations. I like words used in old ways. I love finding definitions in the 1828 Webster’s Dictionary. The first definition in the 1828 for the word attend is “To go with, or…

Our Weekly Amble for January 11-15, 2016
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Our Weekly Amble for January 11-15, 2016

We are so excited to have begun our first week of our 2016 Academic Year! We have approximately 8 weeks of Ambleside Online Year 4 to complete. I hope to finish them in our first 6 week term. On Monday, we enjoyed our first-day shenanigans with a trip to Tim Horton’s for doughnuts and our…

Aligning your Academic Year with the Calendar Year
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Aligning your Academic Year with the Calendar Year

Homeschooling affords much freedom. One of many options is the running of our Academic Year. Traditionally in the US, school runs fall to spring with summers off. This is a wonderful option, one which many homeschoolers follow for their Academic Year.  I would like to present another option, which is to align your Academic Year…

Our Weekly Amble for September 28-October 2, 2015
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Our Weekly Amble for September 28-October 2, 2015

Break week was necessary and fantastic. We relaxed some, we worked a great deal. On Monday, we watched the second to the last of the History Channel’s “The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents.” In general, I’ve found these to be balanced enough and pretty well done.  We still talk about things. I like the earlier…

Our Weekly Amble for September 14-19, 2015
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Our Weekly Amble for September 14-19, 2015

This week has been so busy that I am having a hard time remembering Monday. [phew] We did our Couch to 5k on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  It has been perfect weather for it. We did GroveTime every day this week.  We read sections from Ps 119 as well as Judges 7 about Gideon. We…