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September 9, 2022

Welcome to Build Your Library’s Homeschool Tidbits: Episode 29 – Build Your Own Timeline 101!  In this weekly video series, I will delve briefly into a topic related to homeschooling and will share some of my knowledge and expertise as a long-time homeschooling mother of 4 children. Three of whom have graduated high school and one … Continue reading "B2HS: Build Your Own Timeline 101"


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August 26, 2022

Welcome to Build Your Library’s Homeschool Tidbits: Episode 27 – Tips for a Great First Day!  In this weekly video series, I will delve briefly into a topic related to homeschooling and will share some of my knowledge and expertise as a long-time homeschooling mother of 4 children. Three of whom have graduated high school and … Continue reading "Homeschool Tidbits: Tips for a Great First Day (B2HS)"


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August 19, 2022

Welcome to Build Your Library’s Homeschool Tidbits: Episode 26 – Getting Organized for the New Homeschool Year. In this weekly video series, I will delve briefly into a topic related to homeschooling and will share some of my knowledge and expertise as a long-time homeschooling mother of 4 children. Three of whom have graduated high … Continue reading "Homeschool Tidbits: Getting Organized for the New Homeschool Year (B2HS)"


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February 12, 2022

Today is Darwin Day (February 12), a day to celebrate scientific ingenuity and bravery. Charles Darwin was just one of many scientists who strove to change the way people think about the world. Charles Robert Darwin, (February 12, 1809 – April 19, 1882) was an English biologist, naturalist and geologist. He was best known for … Continue reading "Happy Darwin Day!"


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August 30, 2021

This past week I ran a series of articles helping you (and me!) get ready for the new school year. Personally, I love this time of year – like Anne Shirley, I excitedly look forward to a whole new year with no mistakes in it yet. We collect our materials, plan our schedules and get … Continue reading "Back to “Home” School Series (B2HS)"


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November 21, 2019

This is the fourth post in the Educational Gifts series – Over the past week I’ve shared ideas for  Language Arts, Science and History/Geography. Today I want to share some fun ideas for Math inspired gifts. One of my homeschooling goals is to show my children that learning isn’t about “school,” or checking assignments off … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – Math Edition"


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January 14, 2018

Every book that has been scheduled into Build Your Library products has been specially curated for a specific purpose. It has been pre-read, evaluated and assigned to be read aloud by the parent or read independently by your child in accordance with the specifically themed topic being covered. But what do you do if your … Continue reading "Skip this book."


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September 11, 2017

I remember when I first started homeschooling. My oldest was four, and I excitedly poured over dozens of homeschool catalogs. There were so many options and all of them seemed necessary if I wanted to have a well-rounded student. So, I bought way too many things and didn’t even use half of them. This same … Continue reading "Homeschooling: Keeping it Simple"


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March 27, 2017

“I would have children taught to read before they learn the mechanical arts of reading and writing… A child does not lose by spending a couple of years in acquiring these because he is meanwhile “reading” the Bible, history, geography, tales, with close attention and a remarkable power of reproduction, or rather, of translation into … Continue reading "Learning Vocabulary in Context"


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October 30, 2015

I find that one of the hardest parts of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy of education for modern parents to adapt is Nature Study. In this video, I give you some tips and resources to take the fear out of studying nature with your children. I share some of my favorite resources, and I take my youngest … Continue reading "Nature Study Tips and Tricks"


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Have you been looking for a literature based homeschool curriculum that is secular? How about a way to incorporate narration, copywork, dictation and memory work into your child’s education? Or art study that ties into history?

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