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Fond Memories: Our 5 Kids’ Top 30 Homeschool Resources

My five children (ages 13-22) have gone through a huge range of curriculum in almost two decades of homeschooling, so when I asked the at-home crowd what their favorites had been, there was silence around the table.  They needed to think…and then they started to talk.  Later, when I emailed my oldest daughter, I got […]

Wrap Up for Weeks 6 to 10

The garden harvest is in, the fire is roaring, the weather forecast predicts snow, and we had our first mulled apple juice of the season.  Winter is coming, and with it more cozy study days…I hope. Seterra is the latest big hit at our home, once again rediscovered.  It provides hours of learning, competition, and […]

Review: Write from Medieval History: Level One

After Miss 11 works on her NaNoWriMo novel or does her math, she is exhausted.  Then she often turns to Write from Medieval History.  With its lovely stories and clean, uncluttered pages it is both interesting and soothing. Although Write from Medieval History: Level I by Kimberly Garcia is aimed at grades 1-3 for its […]

Weekly Wrap Up: Fresh Snow, New Phone, and Catching Up

In our life this week We had a snowstorm, and now, suddenly, winter’s here, and we burn up piles of logs each day.  One morning I curled up on the couch by the fire in the sunshine to mark a French test, and out the window I saw a Christmas card landscape of snow-laden branches […]

Weekly Wrap Up: A Good Kind of Busy

In our life this week… Schoolwork, organizing books, and going out way more than normal.  On Tuesday we picked up some second hand bookshelves, Wednesday was the older girls’ math competition. Thursday we attended a local Veteran’s Day, and Friday we headed off to soccer.  It was a good kind of busy, though. And we’re […]

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