Our Weekly Amble for January 9-13, 2017
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Our Weekly Amble for January 9-13, 2017

It was our first week back! [phew] We had a very productive week.  A few struggles here and there, but when people are together all the time, you have to think they’ll rub each other wrongly from time to time. You just hope they don’t do so on purpose. Which, sadly, they do. So we…

Our Weekly Amble for January 2-6, 2017
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Our Weekly Amble for January 2-6, 2017

Back in the saddle. We’ve had a busy week for our final break week – but much of it has been done at home. On Monday, we watched football and were mostly slugs. Well, Jason and N-boy took the dog for a hike. And we took down the Christmas tree.  But otherwise we were mostly…

Our Weekly Amble for February 15-19, 2016
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Our Weekly Amble for February 15-19, 2016

Despite a bout of strep throat for one child, we had a really good week of school. We do 9 of 10 days in a two-week rotation, with every other Friday off formal lessons. Friday was our off day … I have Bible Study and the children have other opportunities to play and learn with…

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…

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…

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 February 16-20, 2015
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Our Weekly Amble for February 16-20, 2015

We have officially finished our first half-term of six weeks.  What a great first term it has been.  Don’t get me wrong, we have had token fighting over school work and bad attitudes have been righted on a daily basis.  There is still a lot of detraining of bad habits to be done and retraining…