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Narrative-style History versus Traditional History Textbooks

Posted in Charlotte Mason, Homeschooling on October 22, 2017

Comparing narrative history with traditional history

When I was a child, my grandpa would sit and tell me stories of his life. He was born in 1904 and the stories he told were a part of our world’s history. I loved them! I would sit and listen as long as he talked. I probably learned more about the early 1900’s from Read More »

The Best Pregnancy Books (And Why Each Is A Must-Read)

Posted in Lifestyle on October 20, 2017

A hot drink and a Pregnancy book

Congratulations! If you are reading this article, it might be safe to assume that either you or someone you love is expecting a baby. There are so many books on the market it can be hard to know where to begin! When it comes to pregnancy, as with most things, knowledge is power. So make Read More »

How to Respond When Your Family Doesn't Support Your Homeschooling

Posted in Homeschooling on October 18, 2017

How to Handle Family Members that don't support your homeschool

Choosing to homeschool your child is likely not a decision you made quickly or lightly. You discussed, researched, evaluated if your family dynamic could support the endeavor, sought feedback from homeschoolers, and discussed more. Homeschooling usually involves some changes to your former lifestyle—you may have cut your family’s budget, if you’ve become a one-income family, Read More »

5 Ways to Switch From Mom to Teacher

Posted in Homeschooling on October 16, 2017

Switching between two roles: parent and teacher

If you are homeschooling your children, you know that it can be challenging to switch between the roles of being a mom and being your children’s educator. As some of us have discovered, it is not easy persuading the kids to take showers, much less, practice their math. As a homeschooling parent, I think it Read More »

Bridging the Gap Between Letter Sounds and Reading Words

Posted in Homeschooling on October 14, 2017

Distance between the learner and the destination

There is always a huge celebration around our house the day one of our little ones learns to read. We had one of these celebrations just last week when my current four-year-old “made the connection.” He had been working hard on learning all of the letter sounds and blending and one day, it just clicked. Read More »

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