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!
This summer we’ve just been enjoying some absolutely fun art projects. Many I’ve found on Pinterest. I’ve just been picking those that take little prep and offer marvelous results. So, today I’m sharing a round up of those projects because I know you and your children will enjoy them too – any time of year! 1. Glue Pictures Prep: Just simply cut some pictures from
It has been three weeks since I’ve posted a weekly wrap! That’s because the past two Fridays I was sharing our 10 Days of Lasagna Learning: Teaching Multiple Ages. If you missed it, I invite you to click the big button in the sidebar. This week I shared about our chalkboard desk at Heart of the Matter. A have a little thing for chalkboards. Okay,
In our homeschool, I sometimes feel like geography is one of those things we need to work on more in our studies. Yes, we enjoy hands on geography and mapping activities to compliment our history studies. But, I also found a simple solution for emphasizing geography. A practical and beautiful solution. Plus it’s a visual we can’t miss. Continuing the homeschool makeover series. Join me
Today I am away at the Apologia Live Retreat here in Atlanta. I’m tweeting live from the event for Heart of the Matter. Just follow HOTMonline and the hashtag #apologialive for updates! While I’m away, I’m sharing the last part of our family room makeover. The family room being one of the rooms where much of our homeschooling takes place. Watch for more in the
Sometimes rearranging refreshes learning. Sometimes it also helps remedy the winter blahs. Me? I like to rearrange furniture. Especially in the dead of winter. But this idea took me a while. It took giving myself permission. See, I thought a mantel was supposed to look a certain way. A touch of formality. But when the library books for our studies overflowed the library cubby –
Apologia Live is a specially designed weekend retreat. A refreshing time for the homeschool mother in the trenches! An Apologia Live retreat will help you find strength for the journey! I have the privilege of attending (and counting down the days until the weekend!) in Atlanta, March 23 – 24. I will be tweeting live from the retreat for Heart of the Matter. A very
“But we were all ready to go and…now…we’re doomed!” ~my daughter’s response when I told her Mama was sick. There’s just something about January and February that guarantees them. Sick days. Maybe the sickness started with one then knocked you all out despite the diligent hand washing. It’s ok. Take a sick day. But make the most of it. Yes, with sickness, it seems the