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What Curriculum Do We Use?

This year has come together swimmingly as far as 'curriculum' goes. I switched from Simply Charlotte Mason as our guide and went to Ambelside Online. Ambelside seems a little more challenging. So far so good. There's more assigned reading than my kids are used to, but it isn't twaddle.   Their Schedule: History Autobiography of Ben Franklin History of American People by Johnson, Paul Young Patriots Class with Founders Academy +extra assignements Language Arts: Grammar…
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5 Things I Learned While Camping with My Family

Boys really are noise with dirt on them. My 14 yo son didn't care if he wore the same Star Wars t-shirt everyday of our week long vacation. Said shirt started out white. It ended up greyish. It takes 7 days to relax. So 8 days for a vacation isn't long enough. It's statistically proven either take a 10+ day vacation or little trips. I didn't fully relax until almost the last day. That may…
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5 Money Personalities {A Review}

We have read Dave Ramsey's books and taken the class at church. I was interested to read this book, though, because it was a different take on debt. Dave's way only has 2 and Savers. We are both spenders. Not a great combination if you want to have a nest egg. This books goes beyond these two and includes   Saver Spender Risk Taker Security Seeker Flyer   You have a primary trait and a…
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When Homeschooling Isn’t All Peaches and Cream

This is where I tell you homeschooling isn't all peaches and cream. I'm here to say I am sorry if I ever implied it was. Some days are out of this world amazing. Then you enter the high school years. Where it all matters. I write about how we are closet unschoolers. Then back to Charlotte Mason. Then there are days I wish I could do online school, but they are government run and you…
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Lifestraw Water Filter

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Perfection vs. Excellence

Perfection vs Excellence in Motherhood photo credit: kstrandlund via photopin cc This is a guest post from my friend, Leeah. She doesn't have a blog or she has something to say: My name is Leeah and I’m a perfectionist. To look at my house you would think I’m crazy for saying that, but it is true. My perfectionism runs so deep that if I am certain I won’t be able to get something the way…
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What Homeschooling has Taught Me

photo credit: M I T C H Ǝ L L via photopin cc I'd like you to give a warm welcome to my guest-blogger, Amanda. Amanda and I come from the same family tree. Her great-grandma was my dad's auntie. I think that is how it is anyway. We are going to be starting our first full year of homeschooling at the end of this month. It has been such a huge change for everyone…
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A New Season of Life {The Dinner Table}

We are in a new season of life, The Principal and I. A season that is slowing down. A season of quiet. Any mom of a large family will tell you that quiet is a commodity with littles around. We are now parents to two teens and two twenty somethings. The teens have friends close by so are often not home. The other The Principal brought home pizza. It was just the two of us…
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I am Over at Christian Mommy Blogger

A few weeks back I came across a twitter party being hosted by Christian Mommy Blogger. They were promoting their new book Intentional Blogger. I was intrigued, so I purchased the book. Woah! Such a great investment for my blogging career, if you will. It's helped me with focus and purpose. Why I blog and who I blog for. I wanted to share with you a binder I put together with the printable that come…
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Why We Homeschool

  He led us to homeschool. If He is whispering in your ear that you should, He won't let you down. I can't do this homeschooling thing alone Long bus ride. Over an hour each way. Yes. My kids haven't always homeschooled. Living rurally they had a long ride. End of the year when it's hot it was not fun. Enjoy the first snow day. Or first day of Spring. When the weather changes we…
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Compassion Bloggers are Going to Nicaragua

The Compassion Blog team is in Nicaragua. Where they are seeing how the children live. They are seeing THIS You can follow along with me if you like. Follow their pictures. Get to know them. Check in with them on Twitter. My Bucket List has Compassion Blogger Trip on it. Someday. In the mean time I will live vicariously through them and pray for them. This is a blog hop so make sure to read…
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