Years ago I let go of the notion of the perfect holiday with all of its long list of ingredients and turned to the practical, enjoyable celebration. This goal was met with a few, simple steps. I’m sharing that with you, too. Simple holidays for the homeschool mom. What do you think of when you hear the word holiday? Often, November and December bring a
I am sharing specials and resources to help you celebrate and learn about Veterans Day in your homeschool! Celebrate and Learn About Veterans Day in Your Homeschool Because you might be planning to learn about Veterans Day in your homeschool, I have gathered some free and fun resources for you to enjoy. If you paint an American flag in chalk pastels, be sure to tag
Last week of the ER visit, I spoke of good intentions and three basic helpful habits for homeschool. This week we gently folded in and fell back into our morning routine and homeschool schedule. Habits help. Especially the helpful habits for homeschool in the Before 8:45 Checklist. Helpful Habits for Homeschool – Before 8:45 Checklist with Prayer This checklist from HSLDA’s Vicki Bentley and her
It’s hot outside. Mosquitoes abound (at least here in the south). I bet you are fanning yourself as you are reading this. Ready for some cool thoughts for mid-summer? Our annual tradition of Christmas in July will have you and your children smiling. Christmas in July For one or two days right smack in the middle of summer we celebrate Christmas. Yes, Christmas in July!
Practice after practice after practice. Run. Run. Run. Searching for this type of curriculum to fit the learning style for this child. A special course for your high schooler. Oh and then there is that article to read about that tool for this child on that Pinterest board full of resources. Have you stopped to think? Maybe it is time to simplify your homeschool with
Both my grandfathers planted their gardens on Good Friday. We’ve adopted this tradition as well. The Good Friday garden. Good Friday Garden And while it’s a good practice to wait until Good Friday because all danger of frost has past, we’ve discovered another significance. We talk about Easter. We pour that fresh soil into a flower bed. And a little finger makes a little hole
Somewhere I saw this idea. A simple, heart-shaped bird feeder. Of course, we must make it. And we must make it allergy friendly! We gathered our supplies: cardboard from a cereal or other box lard or shortening SunButter (or peanut butter for those non-allergic types) bird seed string We cut out the simple heart shape. I punched a hole with the scissors and Middle Girl
Keeping up the habit of sharing a helpful habit! Today I share answers to the questions about the anchor of our day. A habit of a couple of decades. Originally posted November 2009 and updated recently on Hodgepodge for today’s needs. Afternoon Quiet Time is this… If you haven’t read the other posts in this series, please do: Shh! It’s Quiet Time Just Take a