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First Frost and Autumn Thoughts

For a few days now we’ve been busily squirreling away garden goodies.  Although the various weather forecasts disagreed, the predicted temperatures were cool enough that we, in a valley, expected frost last night.  And, yes, we got it. The garden was mostly covered with tarps and sheets, and it will be a few hours before […]

Review: Phonics for Parents by Leslie Perry

When Phonics for Parents showed up in the mail, I was instantly captivated. How much it would have helped me when I was trying to teach my children to read! I relearned phonics alongside them, using the teacher’s guides of our reading program, but that is a very inefficient way to do things. With this […]

A Homeschooling Essential—How Should We Then Live?

There are many good books and a few great ones but only a handful that should be read by all Christian homeschooling parents and teens. How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer is one of them. Beginning with the Romans, Schaeffer traces the history of Western thought right up to the present.  Yes, even […]

Curriculum Plans for a Relaxed Homeschool High School (ages 15, 17)

Due to health issues our home high school has gone from very intense and academic for our older three to more relaxed while still rather academic for the younger two.  We no longer set long term accomplishment goals as, ‘this is how much we will do this term,’ but we set process goals like, ‘this […]

Quotations from 102 Top Picks

While reading 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, I came across so many worthwhile quotations that I could not fit them into a formal review.  So, today my review is being published on The Curriculum Choice and I’m posting these quotations here. (Links are to my reviews and articles; there are no affiliate links on […]

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