One Simple Thing That Ignited a Love of Writing in Our Homeschool

Up until last week, my daughter disliked writing. Perhaps dislike is not a strong enough word. Writing was right up there with skinned knees and red sauce on her spaghetti. It pained me because writing is what I love the most, next to Jesus, my family, coffee and my hidden stash of chocolate (the one … Continue reading One Simple Thing That Ignited a Love of Writing in Our Homeschool

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A Charlotte Mason Inspired Homeschool Curriculum Switch Up: Math, Grammar, Art and More

Last Tuesday was curriculum share night at our homeschool parent support group. It's basically adult show-and-tell, and it's the best thing ever. I learn more from these nights—from thirty women taking two minutes each to talk about their favourite teaching tools—than from any conference or workshop or talk that I have ever attended. I always … Continue reading A Charlotte Mason Inspired Homeschool Curriculum Switch Up: Math, Grammar, Art and More

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World {Our First FULL Week of Homeschooling}

This week, we read, "How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World" (by Marjorie Priceman). First off, let me say that I love this book. It's about traveling around the world to gather ingredients to bake an apple pie, There are so many fun extension activities that you can do to go along … Continue reading How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World {Our First FULL Week of Homeschooling}