Hope for the Night Owl: Why sleeping in is better for learning.

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Have you always kicked yourself because you weren’t a morning person? Have you secretly hated your alarm clock for most of your life? Do you look forward to sleeping in on weekends and feel better on Saturday and Sunday than you do all week long? Well, if this study is right, you may be feeling […]

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?” […]

On Raising Godly Teenagers…

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Having toddlers and teenagers at the same time is just HARD, people. I dare you to try it sometime. Lest you start going on about how I’m a saint, let me clear up the record for you: this homeschool blogging mama may have great intentions, but I don’t have it all together. My goal is to […]

Field Trip Fun : Moody Gardens and Stewart Beach

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Each year before the Texas Homeschool Coalition’s conference in the Woodlands, TX (near Houston), they schedule a fun excursion field trip for families. This year the field trip was quite a ways away in Galveston, Texas at Moody Gardens®. Moody Gardens is a unique place with all sorts of educational promise: * over 5,500 animals […]

OH HAI there…

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OH HAI there! It’s been a while since we just had some over-the-fence neighborly talk. They say that random posts aren’t allowed, but for people who thrive on random (like my bunny-trail loving self), I beg to differ. My brain has been on lists lately. End of school lists, grocery and pantry inventory lists, house […]

Me, Myself and My New Mojo

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A long time ago in a galaxy far away, a blog friend of mine tagged me to write 7 fun things about myself. In case you haven’t ever heard of a “tag”, it is basically like “Tag, you’re it!” from elementary school days in the game of chase… only with keyboards and grown up girls […]

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 […]