Monthly Archives: May 2011

End of the year

It’s the day after Memorial Day. I know from my Facebook page that school is out in some places. In our area, public school students have 2 more weeks of school. We do too. Having a baby December 29 really delayed our school year. (But I can’t think of a better reason to delay it […]

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Window Shopping

In last week’s issue of The Christian Home, I talked about I John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. I John 2:16 and its parallels to Genesis […]

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Tomorrow’s the Day: Preparing for the Homeschool Curriculum Fair

It’s the homeschool curriculum junkie’s dream day. I’m going to browse the book fair at NCHE! I look forward to this day every year. In preparation I make a massive spreadsheet. It has columns for each of my children. Then I list on the subjects that each of my children will be studying on the […]

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Why does decluttering make such a mess?

I decided to clean out the entertainment center. Yikes! What a mess! I reorganized all the CD’s and DVD’s into clear plastic containers. I used my label maker. That makes me happy. But now I’ve got piles of VHS tapes that I want to get rid of. In the living room floor. So I took […]

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Thoughts on Food

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. I John 2:16 Many years ago I heard a sermon that pointed out that the three things listed as being “in the […]

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Wordy Qwerty – Foundations for Reading and Writing Fluency

Wordy Qwerty is an on-line Reading and Spelling program developed by Talking Fingers. It is ideal for children ages 7-9 (2nd and 3rd grade) and is designed to follow the Read, Write, and Type Learning System. “The overall purpose of Wordy Qwerty: Foundations for Reading and Writing Fluency, is to improve phonological and morphological sensitivity, […]

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123! Textured Products

Do you want your preschooler to make crafts, but hate a big mess? 123! Textured Products, may be just what you’re looking for. Each project kit contains one colored card-stock cut out and 3 small bags of textured materials to glue to the card stock. Add glue and you’re set! I received my choice of […]

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Financial Aid?

I recently agreed to write a weekly column for The Christian Home. Mrs. White at The Legacy of Home started the carnival a few months ago. When she asked for volunteers for dedicated columnists, I hesitated. Did I really need one more thing to add to my list of responsibilities? Honestly, I’m struggling to keep […]

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Institute for Excellence in Writing – Student Writing Intensive Review

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) is perhaps the most well-known writing curriculum among homeschoolers. At least it seems to be among the people I know, both locally and on-line. I’ve been hearing people rave about it for years.  So although I’ve been curious about IEW for a while, I had never actually tried it. […]

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Relax

Is it just me, or do things fall apart just when you’re patting yourself on the back for having everything together? I guess I’m not humble enough. This morning everything was going great! Baby boy slept until about 7:30. I was already up and showered! I had emptied the dishwasher and even decided to make […]

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