History Adventures: A Victorian Christmas

The decorations are down and Christmas is over, but I wanted to take some time to share a little bit about our Victorian Christmas. When I planned out our modern history studies for the year, I was excited to see that our unit on the Victorian era fell near Christmastime. Many of our modern-day Christmas … Continue reading History Adventures: A Victorian Christmas

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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

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)

The Week in Review

  Hey everyone, Welcome to the weekend feature! It's all the very best things in one end-of-the-week roundup: books, homeschooling, blog posts, nature and wonderful things from around the web. But before we get to that, have you ever checked out The Grace-Filled Life Facebook page? It's your one-stop place for encouragement, inspiration and laughs throughout … Continue reading The Week in Review

Cultivating Curiosity: How to Encourage Delight-Directed Learning

"Mom, look what I found!" My daughter holds up a roundish, light-coloured nut. "What is it?" "Hmmm." I take the nut from her and peer closely at it. It's smoothness feels cool against the palm of my hand. "It looks like a hickory nut. We'll look it up when we get home, just to be … Continue reading Cultivating Curiosity: How to Encourage Delight-Directed Learning