Charlotte Mason-Inspired Online Literature Course for Teens

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The last time we studied the Medieval Times, my kids were in the very beginning of Elementary. Those days were so precious. I look back on them and shake my head at how fast these ‘students’ of mine have grown up into mature young people. We had such fun doing hands-on things like crafts and […]

Bluebonnet Time (every Texas spring)

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In case you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a native Texan… and we Texans have a little crush on our state. Especially lovely are the things we think make Texas wonderful: like bluebonnets, which happen to be the state flower. This year’s bluebonnets were THICK, y’all. Maybe it was the drought last year? That’s what we […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: King Tut Exhibit

Back in December I took my kids to see the King Tut exhibit in Houston at the Museum of Fine Arts. It was educational, it fit the homeschool history time-period we’ve been stuck in like mummies for what seems like eternity, AND I happen to be a history and museum LOVER. OK, I’ll admit; it […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Submarine

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My Foto Friday series is one of my favorite things to post about. I love field trips and I love taking pictures. We have been recording our field trips since I started blogging back in 2005… and I keep track of our homeschool records in my homeschool series post (which links to field trip lists […]

How the South Won the Civil War

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The post with these photos is not telling any sort of story… just mental drool today, sorry. However… I thought I would share the pictures to give me something fun to do on vacation. Everyone seems to have instantly turned in to a vegetable. I can’t stand the sound of snoring or Star Wars video […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Hike and Trails

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I know I’ve shared quite a few of our Pinnacle Mountain adventures already (see links below)… but this one was unique. Instead of spending all of our time going up the mountain, we also took the to the trails and visited the swampy forest surrounding the base of the Ozark foothill. We took this field […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Pioneer Wagon Ride

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Time for a Field Trip Foto Friday again. This field trip was during our Pioneer and Frontiersmen unit while we were living in Arkansas (which happens to get much more of a seasonal show in the fall than Texas does). My children were ages 7 and 9 – and in grades 3 and 4. This […]