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Printable Book Report for Middle Grades

There are many reasons I love homeschooling.  I love the fact that the kids and I can complete morning chores in a calm manner before starting the school day.  I love that I we can have healthy lunches and have…

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Charlotte Mason Homeschool for First Grade

  Around this time every year, when our motivation for homeschooling begins to fizzle, I look back over the year to evaluate our success in our current homeschooling plan.  I look at the year, without any biases, to see what worked,…

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Exploring the World with Little Passports

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Homeschooling on a Budget

Not unlike many homeschooling families, we are on a strict budget.  If you homeschool, you know that buying curricula can be a major annual expense.  Multiply that by several children all on different levels and it can quickly become a…

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Charlotte Mason Inspired Kindergarten Plan

This summer Baby Honeybee turns five.  I’m not sure how she can be almost five years old, seeing how she was just a tiny baby yesterday.  She’s magical. Like unicorns!  That must be it. Magical or not, she still demands…

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goat’s milk and honey soap in the crock pot

When I tell people I make my own soap, I’m sure many of them think it’s a waste of time.  After all, soap is readily available in just about every grocery, drug, convenience and dollar store and it’s inexpensive.  So…

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a simple plan

This is the year we go back to basics.  We already live fairly simple lives as compared to many families of our size, but life gets out of control in a large spiral then gains momentum.  Before you realize, it’s…

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