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Let Them Be Little: Preschool the Charlotte Mason Way

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Let Them Be Little: Preschool the Charlotte Mason Way

“To form in his child right habits of thinking and behaving is a parent’s chief duty… To nourish a child daily with loving, right, and noble ideas we believe to be the parent’s next duty.” Charlotte Mason, Vol. 2, p. 228 "In this time of extraordinary pressure, educational and social, perhaps a mother’s first duty to her children is to secure for them a quiet growing time, a full six years of passive receptive life, the waking part of it spent for the most part out in the fresh air." Charlotte Mason, Vol. 1, p. 4 Our Charlotte Mason Preschool Experience...

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5 Tips For Road Trips with Young Children

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5 Tips For Road Trips with Young Children

Both my husband and I grew up traveling as children and it comes as second nature to us. Since our extended family lives farther away, traveling, even with small children, has always been a necessity for us.  In fact, when our firstborn came into this world right before Christmas, we wound up traveling states away with a baby who was less than 10 days old!  We’ve had some easy, wonderful car trips, and some absolutely horrible car trips, but along the way here is what we’ve learned. Tips for Road Trips with Kids FULL BELLIES: Our first key to traveling with...

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What You Actually Need to Homeschool: My Ultimate Supply List

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What You Actually Need to Homeschool: My Ultimate Supply List

Is a designated homeschool space necessary for you to home educate your children? Absolutely not!  One of the biggest mistakes a new homeschooling family can make is being stressed about their homeschool space--either feeling like they need to clear a whole room for all the "school stuff" or running out and spending massive amount of money on setting up a classroom in their home.  So forget all of the pinterest shopping lists and beautiful images you've probably drooled over (or maybe that's just me). Here are the truly essential things you need to homeschool:  My Ultimate Homeschool Supply List: An Honest Top...

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Planning a Homeschool Year: Step by Step

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Planning a Homeschool Year: Step by Step

Here's something you should know about me--I love planning! I also consider homeschooling to be my job of sorts, so I spend a lot of time thinking about, prepping for and planning our homeschool, especially in the summer months when we're off.  Whether you're planning your first year, are already a planner like me or just you wish that you were, here is a step-by-step look at how I plan our homeschool year. Homeschool Planning 1. Decide on a Curriculum: First I assess what grades I'll be teaching and decide on what curriculum we will be using for the year. I call...

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How to Know if Homeschooling is Right for You: 6 Questions to Ask Yourself

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How to Know if Homeschooling is Right for You: 6 Questions to Ask Yourself

Homeschooling is on the rise, which I am so glad for. There are more resources and information than ever before. And there are more families than ever finding out the benefits of this lifestyle! You're probably here because you're wondering, "Should I homeschool my children?" or "Is homeschooling hard?" I'm here to help you learn from my own personal homeschooling journey. If you are exploring the possibility of homeschooling, here are six questions to ask to see if homeschooling might be right for your family! 1. Does my family need more flexibility or freedom in our lifestyle? Whether a parent works a...

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