Enjoy this oatmeal and black raspberry jelly bars recipe. Mama Ann’s Morning Bars are a long-time and long-loved recipe in our family. Morning bars are a family classic from my grandmother, Mama Ann. One of those recipes we’ve come to expect her to always have at her house. My children beg for morning bars. If I can’t make the bars right away then the children
There are many ways to weave hymns into your homeschool days. I’ve always loved the old hymns. Like many, I was fortunate to be raised on them. They are a part of me. For quite a while now, I’ve made sure I spend part of my morning quiet time flipping through that hymnal. Pausing on a favorite. Remembering the chorus of another. Each hymn holds
Cultivating curiosity with nature study in your homeschool is simply a delight. It comes naturally with just a bit of practice. Here is how independent nature study went one day in our homeschool. “Mama, I need a towel because I did one of the nature prompts,” she calls through the cracked open back door. I look and her feet are covered in clay. I smile.
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