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:: 1 :: I’ve been knee-deep in school planning, and I’ve got that accompanying overwhelmed feeling. This has made me extra thankful for Cindy’s book, Mere Motherhood. I read it all in a few days! I have to tell you: it was oh so refreshing. Summer is…
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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f there is one piece of advice I can give you, it is to make sure you start a number of weeks ahead when planning for high school. Everything takes longer than you expect. I sort of knew this based on planning junior high the past…
Wow. We're in high school. The books I chose and my new process of keeping what I call pre-transcripts so that I don't lose things along the way.
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There is a sense in which this is just your basic, run of the mill long-a sound. It’s true! But I like to teach this as a blend so that students see that there is an entire word family that uses this combination of letters to make the same sound. It helps…
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And this is the last sight words book … as in ever! Pat yourself on the back, Mama, because you have done a great job, too! Here are the lessons for this book: Lesson One Review appropriate sections in the binder. Read: First Grade Sight Words Set, Book…
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by Tammy Glaser from Harvest Community School {advice from a pro} :)
It is one thing for families and students steeped in a Charlotte Mason philosophy of education to keep notebooks. It is quite another to introduce keeping during a paradigm shift to her methods.
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Demystifying the way these Charlotte Mason people speak... ;)
Feel like the Charlotte Mason world has its own language and you're left wondering what it all means? This video can help!
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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen I was a child, I was given a map of the world to hang in my bedroom. It was a rather large map, showing all the countries in different colors, along with their capitols and other major cities marked. I’m not sure what my parents…
In this tutorial, you'll learn everything you need to know about using Google Maps to create blank maps. It's a map hack to end all map hacks!
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And this is your final Bob Books book! Congratulations! You made it! Take your student out to ice cream or something because this is a big accomplishment! Here are the lessons: Lesson One Introduce new sound: ang Review appropriate sections in the binder.…
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:: 1 :: Summer reading is still going strong around here. I thought you’d enjoy hearing what the children are reading. First up, E-Age-Fourteen just finished Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet. He spent so much time this past year reading Don Quijote that I…
:: 1 :: Summer reading is still going strong around here. I thought you’d enjoy hearing what the children are reading. First up, E-Age-Fourteen just finished Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet. He spent so much time this past year reading Don Quijote that I think it’s been a great relief to him to read other books — simpler books. …
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It's live!! So excited. :)
 
The second interview in the Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Methods is with a super-special friend of mine, Brandy Vencel. I am not (currently) a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, but sitting at the feet of Brandy keeps inching me more and more in that…
The second interview in the Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Methods is with a super-special friend of mine, Brandy Vencel. I am not (currently) a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, but sitting at the feet of Brandy keeps inching me more and more in that direction I think. I just love chatting with her about Charlotte Mason. Brandy, who has used Ambleside …
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Lift me up! If you're down, just search this list. :)
 
100 Posts of Encouragement for Homeschool Moms

It happens. It happens more than I like for it to. There are days that I doubt my ability to homeschool my kids. I wonder if they are being socialized enough. I wonder if we are staying home enough and doing enough work. Will I be able to be all they need…
These 100 posts of encouragement for homeschool moms will lift you up when days are bad, give you strength, and let you know that you are not alone.
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Day 2 of talking about notebooking in the context of a classical, Charlotte Mason education. Are you a Keeper? Were you born that way? Or made that way? Or do you need to be made a Keeper yet? A lot to talk about so jump on over to the comments...
Do exceptional people keep notebooks because they are exceptional? Or does the act of keeping a notebook make them great? It's that perennial chicken-or-egg question in a new context.
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Ruling the world, one cradle at a time.
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Wife, homeschool mom, classical and Charlotte Mason aficionado, reader, thinker, Afterthinker, wearer of flipflops, drinker of brewing chocolate. Authoress of the Afterthoughts and Teaching Reading with Bob Books blogs.
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  • Biola University
    Communications, 1996 - 2000
  • Talbot School of Theology
    Theological Studies (Diversified), 2000 - 2001
We love Aloha -- Dr. Gloeckner {and all his staff, of course}. We are especially excited about using the OrthoTain to make our children's mouths bigger, instead of doing the usual braces-and-extractions. So glad we found Aloha! :)
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