January 17, 2018

5 Reasons to Add Nature Study to Your Homeschool (Nature Study Series~ Part 1)

One of the most important subjects that I am teaching this year is Nature Study. I have found that by including Nature Study in my day or week, I can guarantee that things will go more smoothly. Nature Study is an "old fashioned" subject that used to be included in the classic "one-room schoolhouse" course list, but is missing from most classrooms today. There are many benefits of including it in your studies, so today I'm going to share my Five Reasons to Add Nature Study to Your Homeschool

1. Nature Study Takes the Focus Away From You

       Let's not kid ourselves. 90% (or more!) of our day is focused on US. What will we wear? What will we eat? What will we do? We get busy in our lives and it's very easy to create BUSYNESS for our children. Know that phrase: Stop and smell the roses? Well there is definitely something to that. Taking time to stop and smell the roses--to stop and explore the world around us--can help reset our focus in life. As soon as you really stop and look at

January 12, 2018

Homeschooling On A Budget? Tips and Advice from Homeschool Moms on Free and Inexpensive Resources

Homeschooling On A Budget: Tips and Advice
One of the misconceptions about homeschooling is that it is expensive. Homeschooling one child is one thing, but most homeschooling families have multiple children to teach and plan for! How do you customize an education for each child without breaking the bank? Today I would like to offer up some ideas to keep homeschooling on a budget, and share some advice from other homeschooling moms, about making it an affordable option no matter the size of your family!

January 3, 2018

A Lone Star Hero's Love Story Book Series by Shelley Shepard Gray {Book Review and GIVEAWAY!!}

Lone Star Hero Book Series Review and GIVEAWAY
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Do you like Christian Fiction? Do you like Historical fiction? Do you like stories of Civil War and deep friendships of brothers in arms? If you do, I highly recommend the A Lone Star Hero's Love Story series by New York Times Bestselling Author Shelley Shepard Gray! Read my review and get entered to win the complete series in paperback!

January 2, 2018

Let it Snow: Our Favorite Books and Activities to Help Bring Winter Inside

Winter Themed Books and Activities
I won't lie. I actually do enjoy SOME of what winter brings. Especially living out here in Kentucky. Once fall hits, the scenery becomes rather dreary, bleak, and...well...Brown. There just aren't enough evergreens to keep it green. Therefore, one of the highlights of winter out here is SNOW! It seems to be hit and miss most winters. We maybe get 16" or we might barely get a dusting. But oh how lovely it looks outside when it is all fresh white and clean! When the winter arrives, so does my desire for all things winter themed: hot cocoa, hot cider, winter themed books, and fun winter themed activities. Today I want to share some of my favorite winter themed books and activities for school.

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Favorite Winter Themed Books

One of my most favorite ways to enjoy winter, is with our favorite winter themed books. This is the time of year when I hit up the library hard to find our family favorites to read again. By saving them for once a year, it keeps them special!