The Week in Review

It's crazy to think that there are less than three weeks until Christmas. We've been having a lovely time going on brisk walks and cozying up indoors with hot chocolate and stories. I hope you've been enjoying these weeks leading up to Christmas as well! Below, you'll find out what's been happening on The Grace-Filled Life … Continue reading The Week in Review

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The Week in Review

Yesterday, we got a Christmas tree. A real one. The first real Christmas tree that our little family has ever had. We went to a tree farm, picked it out in the field and cut it down ourselves. It's beautiful. And it smells amazing. We also baked a cake yesterday. This wasn't so beautiful. The springform … Continue reading The Week in Review

The Week in Review

Happy Saturday! I hope you've all had a wonderful week! For my American subscribers, I hope you've had a lovely Thanksgiving as well. In this weekend edition of The Grace-Filled Life, you'll find Christmas inspiration, great books and homeschool adventures. Enjoy! ~Mary-Ann This Week on TGFL   Here's what's been happening on The Grace-Filled Life this … Continue reading The Week in Review

Two reasons to homeschool.

Why Did We Choose Home Education?

It's messy. Even on the best days, homeschooling is messy. I'm not just talking about the books strewn across the table, the toys strewn across the living room and the dirt, grass, leaves and shoes strewn across the front entryway. It's the conflict that can arise when four people are together—all day, every day. Yes, … Continue reading Why Did We Choose Home Education?

Charlotte Mason and Richard Louv: Nature Study and the “Powers of Observation” (Thoughts on “Home Education” – Part 1)

  "Mom, look!" She stoops beside a rotting log, her voice loud with excitement. "Look at the way this fungus is growing — it's shaped just like a rose!" We stop in our tracks, all four of us. Even the littlest one bends low to look close. I've been asked before just how it is … Continue reading Charlotte Mason and Richard Louv: Nature Study and the “Powers of Observation” (Thoughts on “Home Education” – Part 1)

Charlotte Mason Inspired: Step-by-Step Christmas Hymn Study

Christmas Eve. Voices echoed angelic songs in darkness lit by hundreds of tiny flames that flickered like stars. I held my candle carefully as I sang the miracle and mystery of a Saviour come to earth. Heaven stooping low. The glorious beauty of ancient prophecy fulfilled. My children, beside me, looked on with wonder-filled eyes. … Continue reading Charlotte Mason Inspired: Step-by-Step Christmas Hymn Study

Preschool Corner: 10 Budget-Friendly Light Table Ideas (and one Really Budget-Friendly Light Table Substitute)

  For a long time, I've dreamed of having a light table. I probably wanted it more for me than the kids, to be honest. Pinterest is full of bright photos of beautiful light table fun. It looks like such a fun way to teach ... well, anything. But then I looked into the cost. … Continue reading Preschool Corner: 10 Budget-Friendly Light Table Ideas (and one Really Budget-Friendly Light Table Substitute)