Pressing On

It’s January.  At this time of year I find my energy seems to wane.  But I don’t want our homeschool to suffer from the winter blahs!  Here are some tips which help to keep me going during the winter months:  I start every week with a “must do” list.  I write out a sheet which […]

Melting Snowman

When I saw this adorable Melted Snowman project on The Devine Home, I knew this would be perfect for our Georgia home.  My four year old and I had lots of fun making it! First, pour a couple cups of sugar onto a domed cake platter.  Then pick out 5 black and 1 orange button […]

Home-Spun Holiday Traditions

This post is part of the Home-Spun Holidays blog carnival, which is being held at Mentoring Moments for Christian Women.  The theme of the carnival is to share the simple, inexpensive things you do at home to make the Christmas season memorable.  On my Counter-cultural Mom blog, I’ve shared some of the ways we celebrate […]

The Blind Leading the Blind: a tutorial

  Technology comes easy for some people. But not for me. Everything I know how to do on the computer has been hard fought and hard won, usually learned one baby step at a time. That’s why I am so excited–so ECSTATIC–that I learned how to make a linked thumbnail image for my blogs, and […]

Carnival of Homeschooling #196

  This edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling is being hosted at Heart of the Matter. Perhaps the venue got everyone excited, as there are dozens of posts in this edition! Check it out here.

Don’t despise the small things

  I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks because I haven’t had much to post about. It isn’t all hands on fun around here. Far from it! The last two weeks have been all about the same ‘ol stuff. Reading. Writing. Arithmetic. More Reading. The children sometimes find this work tedious, and wonder why […]

You Know You’re a Homeschooler When….

Your kids and their friends try to light sparklers from flint and steel…. and eventually they succeed!

Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival

  I’m so thrilled to be hosting the latest edition of the Charlotte Mason blog carnival! We are beginning our 10th year of homeschooling this fall. The very first book I ever read about homeschooling was The Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola. I was captivated by Miss Mason’s ideas and knew that I wanted […]

All work and no play….

We’ve been on our “summer break” for 6 weeks now. How the time flies! I’ve had so much on my to do list that it seems that a year-long summer break wouldn’t be time enough to get it all done. I’ve been working on my children’s year-end evaluations, purchasing books for next year, writing plans […]

Geocaching Birthday Party

We recently had a birthday party for two of our boys. They wanted to do a geocaching theme. If you missed my post a few weeks ago about Geocaching and Letterboxing, you can read it here. Geocaching (pronounced “Geo-cash-ing”) is a form of treasure hunting which relies on a hand-held GPS unit for finding treasure […]