Charlotte Mason for the Daft (and a book give-away)

At the Book Store

I’ve been toying with Charlotte Mason for nearly a decade. I’ve “known” about her methods for longer than that. I have never been able to totally put myself in the Charlotte Mason box, though, even after becoming a bona fide veteran homeschool mom with a homeschool high school graduate attending college. In hopes that I […]

Last List for a Homeschool Graduate

Serious Graduate

My big kid graduates in August and he’s finishing up a lot of loose ends between now and then. I have his transcript ready except for final grades in this year’s columns in the classes he’s finishing up. I thought some of you with graduating teens (or teens who are graduating soon) might like to […]

10 Children’s Books Worth Checking Out (and a give-away)

Salamander Dance

It has been a while since I cleaned off my children’s book review shelf and I have a slew of good books to bring to your attention this time. Many of these were given to me by the publisher or author to look at because they felt we were a good fit as a homeschool, […]

Calling all Texas & Surrounding Area Homeschool Bloggers!

Lana and Sprittibee at THSC

*Post updated July 2016 for the Woodlands Convention!* This will be my sixth year of taking photos at the Texas Home School Coalition Conventions in Texas, and I am still in love with the job. I also am in love with all the staff at THSC and the people I meet at their conferences. It is so […]

Teaching to Learn

I Teach, Therefore I Learn

I seriously considered naming this post “That time I was swallowed by a Creative Writing English IV syllabus…” but I go to blog conferences, y’all, and I’ve learned that Google doesn’t like your puns. Just the facts, m’am. If I hear another person ask me, “What do you think people are going to Google to […]

Wrapping Up a Homeschool School-year and Grading the Teacher

Book Cases

So the summer has begun. I officially quit adding to the weekly assignment list spiral over a week ago and we are in our first 2 month summer break in a long while. We have homeschooled year round by necessity for the past few years because of distractions (two of them who are 6 and […]

Are Texas Home School Coalition Conventions for You?

THSC Arlington 2015 - program lookers via @sprittibee

It’s summer. Well, at least for most of us. We have maybe two weeks left of tidying up and tying loose homeschool ends and we are DONE with 11th grade for my teens, Kindergarten for the 6 year old, and Preschool for my littlest guy. I’m in purge mode, research mode, curriculum buying mode, class […]