Summer Days

We have simplified our days for summer. What does your summer routine look like? Do you keep any kind of schedule or school through the summer?

Organizing Our Homeschool Again

Yes, you read that right, we are organizing our homeschool again. We have tried so many different ways of organizing our homeschool, almost as many ways as we have tried to arrange our living room (yeah, that’s a high number). The system we have hit on now is actually working. And get this, it is very easy to use. I mentioned the other day that we are doing a variation of workboxes – Family Workboxes. Right now we have 6 large buckets and they are labelled as follows: Bible, Math, English, Science, Social Studies, and French. We alternate weeks for …

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Planning Your Homeschool Year

Planning The Homeschool Year I worked on planning this school year (the one that just started), way back in the spring. I made this massive list 2012-2013 Curriculum Planning and then I went on my merry way finishing out last year. Well, wouldn’t you know it, now I am rethinking my plans. I know that I am not the only one this happens to. I am just so thankful that I have not purchased my materials yet. Wahoo! We want this year to be fun, but productive. We have some new things up our sleeves, which I can’t share just yet. …

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5 Days Of Organizing Your Homeschool

Links to the rest of the series: 5 Days Of Organizing Your Homeschool Day 1: What Should I Teach? We have been homeschooling as a family for going on seven years now. Every year has been different. Every year we have used different materials and I really feel that there has been no continutiy from year to year. We have been hopping from one shiny curriculum to the next. But . . . God has been teaching me a lot. I shared about all the things He has been teaching me in a guest post on Mom’s Mustard Seeds, Letting God …

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Planning Your Homeschool Day

How do you plan your homeschool day? Are you a fly by the seat of your pants (or skirt) kind of gal or do you write everything day and neatly check things off your list? Maybe you fall somewhere in between the two extremes? (that’s me) Whatever your homeschool planning method, I have probably found a planner just for you. Free planning materials: Build A Week Daily Planner Sheet Donna Young Eclectic Homeschool Online Downloads Free Homeschool Planner And Organizer Free Planners Highland Heritage Forms Homeschool Day Forms Homeschool Forms Homeschool Launch Planners Homeschool Planner Homeschool Planner Plus Homeschool Planning …

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The Post I Wanted To Write Before We All Got Sick

Christmas approached way too quickly. It came and went and then was only just a blur. We had a whirlwind four days with family and a house full of excited children (and a few tired adults). As usual, Jonah and I complained, “Next year, we start preparing for Christmas in January.” I want to have a truly relaxing and prepared Christmas season. Every year we go merrily along until we hit August and then I start thinking about Christmas. When I mention that we should start preparing, everyone looks at me like I am crazy, so I brush off the …

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I Finally Ordered My Curriculum

I went to bed early last night and was wide awake at 4:30am this morning. I tried to go back to sleep, but it just wasn’t happening. I had my homeschool planning and curriculum ordering on my mind. I got up and decided to push through finalizing my homeschool plans for this coming year. I would have been happy to simply get that finished, but everyone kept sleeping, so I was able to actually sort out the 3 different orders that I had to place. I am happy to report that I have successfully ordered all of my regular curriclum for this …

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The Living Room

The Living Room Here is your challenge: What is the purpose of this room? Are their cupboards that you need to go through? Is there a bookshelf that you need to organize? Is there anything that you are not using that you need to get rid of? What can you do to make this space more beautiful? Is there anything stashed in this room that that you can use as part of a Christmas gift? (Pull it out and put it aside) What frugal ideas do you have for decorating and organizing? Are you getting rid of anything interesting? Write …

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