Dear First Year Homeschool Mom

Dear First Year Homeschool Mom, First, I would like to say congratulations on your decision to embark on this crazy, fabulous homeschool journey!  Next, I must admit that I do not claim to be an expert!  I am just a fellow homeschool mom trying to find my way down this path.  A path, that at … Continue reading Dear First Year Homeschool Mom

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Speaking Spanish with Miss Mason and Francois, A Curriculum Review

Our school year has been over for a few weeks now so I thought it was time to review some curriculum that we used this year.  This is a review of Speaking Spanish with Miss Mason and François, Volume 1 by Cherrydale Press. First, I loved how easy this was to fit into our schedule.  … Continue reading Speaking Spanish with Miss Mason and Francois, A Curriculum Review

In Defense of the Abridged Classics

abridge 1:  to shorten by omission of words without sacrifice of sense http://www.merriam-webster.com I have found that in many homeschool circles, the subject of abridged classic novels can be surprisingly controversial. Over and over again, I have witnessed unsuspecting homeschool moms politely ask for recommendations for an abridged version of nameanyclassicnovel. While this may seem like a … Continue reading In Defense of the Abridged Classics

How I Reignited My Passion for Homeschooling

Last year was our fifth year homeschooling and, as the year came to a close, I found myself feeling...bored.  I usually love the springtime.  With spring comes new curriculum catalogs and all the hopes and dreams for the next year.  But this time I just didn't feel that same excitement.  I had become bored in … Continue reading How I Reignited My Passion for Homeschooling