I almost broke up with Stitch Fix Not really, but that was my initial reaction and I'll explain why.I got Fix 16 and it was not at all what I was looking for. I asked for things I could wear when I spoke at Teach Them Diligently. What I got wasn't good for that. I was sorely disappointed because that meant I had to go shopping (an activity in … [Read more...]
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Every time. It happens every. single. time.I find a fun lap book for us to use on a Friday or holiday. I get out the brightly colored file folders, the glue sticks, and the "real" scissors. The scissors and Mr. F have a history of not playing well together so the scissors must remain locked in the supply closet and only come out for special … [Read more...]
We Choose Virtues Does VirtueVille sound like a place you want your children to grow up in? I sure do! We Choose Virtues is a wonderful character training system to help your children practice growing their virtues. It is also a great way to incorporate Bible memorization into daily life. I recommend this program for any family with elementary and … [Read more...]
The Dinner Decision and Dilemma Dinner is a source of contention in our house.It starts because I slip out of meal planning. Then it becomes a mad scramble for dinner. "What do you want/I don't know" is the battle cry that begins it all. Then the kids don't like what I've come up with (this is before it's even cooked, mind you). And it only … [Read more...]
How on Earth do you make history fun? When we first began toying with the idea of homeschooling, many questions plagued me. One of the most frequent was how to keep a child engaged in "boring" subjects.Now, I enjoy historical fiction and the occasional documentary, though I only had one teacher who ever tried to bring history alive, and … [Read more...]
ShillerMath Montessori Approach to Education ShillerMath has been a saving grace in our homeschool. We tried all manner of math curricula before I was drawn to ShillerMath at a Teach Them Diligently convention. Nothing worked quite right for Mr. T. He was at a point of despising math and we ended every math lesson with both of us in tears. We used … [Read more...]
Why we ditched Classical Conversations So I'm going to forego the dramatics of telling you how heart broken I am that CC just didn't work for us. Because I loved it and fought till the end to make it work. Had it been me in "School", we'd already be signed up through Challenge IV. It is not me and it was not what Mr. T needed. He adored community … [Read more...]
STEM is a big part of our homeschool. The science part I love, I can handle the technology, but you lose me on engineering and math. The boys, on the other hand, love it all! Finding STEM activities they can do together is a big plus.I was excited to be offered the opportunity review the Focus Lessons in Paper Engineering from Pitsco … [Read more...]
Let's talk about motherhood. The part no one likes to admit to.Wrinkles. Gray hair. Hormone dysfunction. All that jazz. I must admit I've been having awesome results wrinkle wise with this Vitamin C serum and this night cream. My Teami detox tea has also helped clear up my skin so I don't look like I'm going through puberty again. So yay! The … [Read more...]
Practical Life Skills for Children - Cooking We love incorporating practical life skills into our curriculum. Cooking is a passion of mine (dishes, not so much, though). I also believe that giving children skills they can grow and build self-confidence through is important. Even more so for kids with special needs and twice exceptionalities.We … [Read more...]