2014 archive

SchoolhouseTeachers.com - a review

SchoolhouseTeachers.com {Curriculum Review}

I LOVE finding new curriculum. Are you like me? I could spend hours in teacher resource stores and Barnes and Noble, pouring over textbooks and workbooks! If you are using a program like Classical Conversations for your older kids like I am, you’ll understand how I feel sometimes — that the joy and excitement of finding bright […] Read more…

Gift Wrap Palette 2014

2014 Gift Wrap Palette

There is something special about gift wrapping. It builds anticipation… The excitement in the eyes of a toddler about to rip into a huge shiny box is equally as beautiful to see as the love in a woman’s eyes when she is handed a small, simply wrapped jewelry box. For us non-crafty ones, gift wrapping […] Read more…

Keep Warm and Cozy with Six More Summers

My Favorite Things For December

It came without warning. Well, OK, I had many months worth of warnings. But still, I wasn’t ready for it. I’m talking about the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad season of WINTER. The only good things about this awful time of the year are: Christmas, and New Year’s, and ALL of our birthdays, and […] Read more…

Simple Snowflake DIY

Simple Snowflake DIY for Winter Time

I’m not crafty or artistic, really. My hands don’t have the knack for taking household items and random things from my recycle bin, and turning them into something I would hang on my wall or my Christmas tree, or give to you as a gift. I’m a prime subject for a “Nailed It” Pinterest post! […] Read more…

Why We Believe In Santa Claus

Why We Believe in Santa Claus

The Holiday Season is upon us, and inevitably, because I call myself a Christian, I will have to defend some of my ‘bold’ worldly choices. For example, I often say, “Holidays” and not, “Christmas.” (Insert audible gasp from the right!) I am all superficial about decorating and insist on (what I consider to be) a […] Read more…

10 Reasons Why Public Schools Are Awesome

10 Reasons Why Public Schools are Awesome

I’m a homeschooling parent so I belong to quite a few homeschooling groups on social media. I used to love seeing what other families were up to and asking my questions, but lately, these feeds are regularly inundated with news stories about public schools, and quippy little statuses about how awesome ‘we’ are for homeschooling. I’ve […] Read more…

British Columbia

Middle and High School Link Up

Our Canadian neighbors have a problem. In British Columbia (on the West Coast, bordering the States of Washington and Alaska, and the Pacific Ocean), the teachers have gone on strike with their provincial government. Schools in Canada are funded and operated by the provinces, and contracts must be agreed upon at that level. Sometimes, the […] Read more…

Homeschooling on the Fly

Homeschooling on the Fly!

Are you faced with the decision to homeschool and don’t know where to begin? Are you short on time but want to give your kids something meaningful to do in place of public education? It can be daunting. In America, homeschoolers are currently thinking and praying for parents in British Columbia, Canada, where an extended […] Read more…

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