the ABCs: my favourite things for homeschooling
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the ABCs: my favourite things for homeschooling

A –  Alone Time, and yes I get it, but I must eke it out. It is a requirement. And it keeps me balanced. B –  Blog, a creative outlet and helps me think through parenting, homeschooling and life. C—  Change, especially in February, or whenever we get bored, or Chess club  for mental stimulation … Continue reading

homestead plans for next year
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homestead plans for next year

When I start tiring of watering the garden each morning (and praying for rain twice a week), I know I am at the end of August. I have a kitchen island filled with peaches, tomatoes, oregano and zucchini. I just filled the freezer with bags of raspberries, strawberries, apricots, peaches and rhubarb. The garden is … Continue reading

homeschool: organizing last year, planning this year
homeschool

homeschool: organizing last year, planning this year

It’s that time of year.  (It took me two weeks longer than other years to think of homeschooling). This is what I started with… …a cup of tea… (& appropriately, a cup of courage) And piles and piles of papers, notebooks, sketches, math workbooks, writing stuff, whatever they did this year on paper. I culled … Continue reading