PRESCHOOL

visiting the pioneer life

Normally, we spend our Spring Breaks visiting friends or family out-of-town and filling our days with fun, atypical activities. Not this year. This year, we cleaned out and organized (most of) our home to list on the housing market. Mark…

learning at home with older toddlers

For a while now I've had other moms ask, "how do you do it? I want to homeschool, but I don't know where to begin! Help."  In great effort to do just that, over the next few weeks, I'll be featuring a series of "learning at home" posts. Each…

OUR HOMESCHOOL IN PICTURES

It seems winter went on strike at some point this month, but we didn't mind. Instead we did what all of you with real winters will do several months from now while we're profusely sweating and mosquito-ridden -- we moved life outdoors. After…
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day hike

As I mentioned last week, lately we've been indoors more than usual, and while I value indoor activities in their own manner, there's nothing quite like exploring the outdoors, especially…

our homeschool in pictures

 A [person] should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of  his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.  -Goethe And…
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rest time in our home

Olive's crying right now. For the second time, I've returned her to her bed for rest, a quiet both of us need. I've seen this phase out of daytime sleep on the horizon for a while; she is three after all. Although the boys had long given…
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the trouble with imaginary belly buttons

Garfield, Blythe, age 5, crayons and ink pen "Mom!" Blythe's running at me, distraughtly waving a piece of paper. "Mom! I'm throwing away my Garfield drawing!" "Your what?" "My Garfield drawing." I'm baffled (and oddly enough not by her…
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{this moment}: the season for planting seeds

{this moment}: A Friday ritual. A single photo (or group of photos) capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor, and remember. (inspired by soulemama)