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 […]

Back To School: Happy 2016-17

Sprittibee's Back to School Photo 2016-17

You might not want to look at this if you are no where near ready for 2016-17 and are taking your sweet time off this summer to soak up some sun and sanity. Me, on the other hand? Well, it’s 100 degrees in the shade in Texasville, so what else is a girl to do […]

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 […]

Pictures of Life and Learning

Life and learning, day by day. A picture a day for last September. I love Instagram. Don’t you? Count out the images left to right, top to bottom and you can research what I wrote about each one as I took them… 1. Pantry Organizing Day #hschallenge #supplies #latergram, 2. @wordsymphony birthday art for her […]

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 […]