Teaching World War II can be intense. There is an overwhelming amount of material to cover! From the European war, to the Pacific Theater to the American Home Front; the Holocaust and Japanese Internment camps, Axis and Allies, and D-Day, you could easily spend an entire year just covering this topic. There are literally hundreds … Continue reading "Unit Study: World War II"
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day – so what better way to celebrate than by reading some sweet stories with your little ones. Here are some lovely books that showcase mothers. So curl up with your babies and enjoy some of these favorites: Love You Forever – Both sweet and creepy, this book always brings a tear … Continue reading "Children’s Books that Celebrate Moms"
The most common and the monstrous defect in the education of the day is that children fail to acquire the habit of reading. ~ Charlotte Mason The most important thing we can do for our children is to instill the habit of reading within them. Reading is the foundation on which their entire education is built. … Continue reading "Educational Problems: The Habit of Reading"
When you first began homeschooling, you probably had no idea what you were doing. Maybe you pulled your child out of a bad school situation, or maybe you had been planning on homeschooling since their birth. Either way, you can’t know what homeschooling is like until you’re in the midst of it. And often, while … Continue reading "Homeschooling: A Beautiful Education"
I recently updated the Level 2 – The Medieval World lesson plans, so to make it easier for those of you who had already been using the older plans, here’s a list of the updates: Pg. 5 – You now have a list of all the documentaries/movies listed throughout the lesson plans, along with which … Continue reading "Level 2 Curriculum Updates"
When I first began homeschooling, I fell in love with the idea of a book based education. I daydreamed about reading aloud beautiful literature to my serene children as they snuggled close to me on the couch, their little eyes focused on me with rapt attention as I read. But the reality was something quite … Continue reading "The Most Important Thing – Reading"
My birthday is on Monday, and I think this might be the first year that I’m not particularly looking forward to it. Suddenly, it’s hitting me that I’m getting older. I’ve always looked young for my age, but lately, no one has mistaken me for a teenager. It used to be incredibly annoying when the … Continue reading "Birthday Sale"
As you know, up until today we have been using the Paypal buttons for all purchases. This worked nicely, but I had to manually submit all orders as they came in. At first, this wasn’t a big deal, but as our business has grown, it was becoming rather time consuming for me. So, after doing … Continue reading "Introducing Our New Shopping Cart Checkout"
Does your child enjoy the Harry Potter series? Have you ever wished there was a way to make this passion more educational? I know my children adore the world of Harry Potter. It started about 8 years ago when my oldest was around 7 and she read the first book. She has since read the whole … Continue reading "Unit Study: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone"
When you homeschool with a living books philosophy, you’re going to need to invest in a good home library. But if you’re like me, you’re probably on a pretty tight budget. Being a living books homeschooler doesn’t mean you have to spend a small fortune or go into debt providing your children with an expansive … Continue reading "Building Your Home Library on a Budget"