Celebrating the Moments

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I got some really good advice at an Apologia Homeschool Conference a few years ago … and you’ll have to forgive me for paraphrasing it from memory, but it went something like this: “If you don’t celebrate your life, who will? And if you don’t celebrate and have fun and ENJOY homeschooling… will your kids?” […]

Zach Theater – Austin

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Before the little boys (5 yo THING #1 & 3 yo THING #2) came along, we did some sort of educational (or just-for-fun) field trip at least once a month, if not every other week. I’m very thankful now that my youngest is 3 so we can begin to resume field tripping like we used […]

Perfecting Preschool: Toys

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You can’t have preschoolers without play. In fact, play should make up about 80% of your “schooling”, because it’s God’s built-in learning system for children. It’s what kids do best – and what makes them the most happy. Kids learn when they are happy. I dare you to try and teach a screaming, crying, miserable […]

Perfecting Preschool : Activities

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It’s been a long time since you were knee-high to a grasshopper. You might have forgotten how to play, or what you used to really enjoy doing as a little person. That may be why moms are often stumped on what in the world they can do to keep their preschoolers busy, learning, and having […]

Preschool at Home : “Perfecting Preschool”, a 10 day series

I’ve been researching, studying, gathering resources, pulling all my old lesson planners out, emailing friends, and getting my preschool ducks in a row. It was only a matter of time until I shared it all with you! As I was writing out all my notes for my preschoolers this year, I discovered that if I […]

Fantastic Field Trips and Events

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I haven’t had a randomized post in quite some time and tonight I’m feeling more random than I have in ages. I thought I would tell you about a strange email I got today from someone wanting me to pack my family up and go to MEXICO. Crazy, right? Photo Credit: Erik Page Photography But […]

Bless Your Feet – Part 4 (4 Part Series)

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I bet you are so excited I finally got to the end of this series! Sorry about all the distractions, but you know how life is… our little feet are constantly on the move. In case you are just joining the foot discussion, you’ll be completely lost without reading post 1, post 2, and post […]