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6 Tips for a Successful School Year

Here we are, at the beginning of another school year.  We have sharpened our pencils, worked out our plans, and dreamt our dreams.  We are as prepared as possible to meet our goals but, as usual, God may have different plans. Here are 6 tips that will make the year a success no matter what […]

Curriculum Plans for Grades 7, 9, and 12

Often my homeschool plans are too ambitious.  Other times they are reasonable, but unexpected things happen.  In fact, last year, for various reasons, we were completely unable to meet our learning goals. Now, after reading Crazy Busy, I’m deliberately scaling my expectations way, way back as I plan our school year. Hopefully this will lead […]

Bible Study Charts for the Veritas Omnibus Program

  In order to plan Bible for our school year, I made these two charts.  Since our teens do not study the entire Omnibus program I wanted an overview of its Bible study so I could easily plan their studies. The first chart shows where in the 6 volumes of Omnibus each Bible book is […]

Review: Mastermind by Maria Konnikova

In the past few years I have repeatedly read about how our ‘objective’ decisions and opinions are often influenced by completely unexpected factors.  The mind is a fascinating thing.  For us homeschooling moms who spend our days trying to train our children’s minds, such research and conclusions can have practical implications. Mastermind, an analysis of […]

Ambleside Online

For almost twenty years I’ve been looking at, comparing, purchasing, and reviewing a wide variety of homeschool curricula.  In all those years, one option has always stood out, Ambleside Online. Ambleside Online is an incredible Charlotte Mason curriculum. Spanning all the grades with a few extra options for lighter years and catch up years, it […]

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