2015-2016 Homeschool Curriculum

Multitasking – eating a snack and working on Science!

This year our daughter is in 6th grade – MIDDLE SCHOOL!  Some days I just can’t believe how fast time has gone by.   Here is the curriculum that we’ve been using this year:



“Mother – Daughter Devotional” by Secret Keeper Girl (with me),  “The Complete Girls . . . → Read More: 2015-2016 Homeschool Curriculum

From Public School Back to Homeschooling

So many posts to write, so little time! I wanted to give a very belated update on our daughter’s school situation. A year and a half ago, I wrote about our decision to switch her from homeschool to public school. It was my intent to update throughout the year, but time got away from me and . . . → Read More: From Public School Back to Homeschooling

Our new adventure from homeschooling to public school

6 years ago we made the decision to homeschool Emily.  We homeschooled her for Pre-K through 4th grade.  It didn’t come naturally to us at first.  In fact, when we first became parents, we never even considered homeschooling.  Through a series of events, and a whole lot of prayer, we felt that homeschooling was the path . . . → Read More: Our new adventure from homeschooling to public school

Earth Day Green Cookies! (Grain/gluten/egg/nut/dye FREE)

I am always looking for fun science experiments to incorporate into our homeschooling, and this one did not disappoint us.  What a great experiment for Earth Day, St. Patrick’s Day, or just anytime for a tasty science lesson.  Not only is this recipe FUN, the results are extra yummy!

If you are a nut-free family, you may . . . → Read More: Earth Day Green Cookies! (Grain/gluten/egg/nut/dye FREE)

Star Wars Reads Day

Tomorrow, October 6, is the first annual Star Wars Reading Day where publishers, booksellers and libraries are coming together to promote literacy.  To celebrate, our local public library has a few activities throughout the week scheduled for the kids.  Check your local library to see what is going on in your area.

Today, Emily and I . . . → Read More: Star Wars Reads Day

Lessons about Jesus from a pumpkin

This morning during our homeschool time, Emily and I were talking about pumpkins.  I simply adore the season of Autumn, so this time of year we try to include pumpkins in as many ways as possible.  Pumpkin math, pumpkin pucks, books about pumpkins, pumpkin smoothies, and homemade paleo pumpkin spice lattes (oh wait, those are just . . . → Read More: Lessons about Jesus from a pumpkin

Trampoline School

Back in November, we took advantage of an online Black Friday special and bought a trampoline for the backyard.  Unfortunately, for the last 2 months it has been sitting in the box in our storage closet. 

First we had to wait until Daddy returned from his deployment right before Christmas.

Then we had to wait until we . . . → Read More: Trampoline School

Lovebug was published!

Several months ago, Lovebug came to me with a joke she had written and wanted to submit to Highlights, a magazine for children.


We mailed it off and then today, almost 10 months later, we received this in the mail:


Sure enough, on page 38, her joke was published!  Look at #7!

So proud of my girl!

Handwriting has always . . . → Read More: Lovebug was published!

Field Trip Friday – puppies, friends & frozen yogurt

Yesterday I had a long list of errands to run.  I had been saving up several random errands that all took me to the same part of town so I could knock them all out in one swoop.  I was planning to do them the day before, but then the truck window threw a wrench in . . . → Read More: Field Trip Friday – puppies, friends & frozen yogurt

First Day of First Grade!

Remember when school used to start back the day after Labor Day?  That’s what we did this year!  As of yesterday, I am officially the Mommy of a 1st grader.

Wow! It seems like only yesterday this was my little Lovebug.

I am so blessed to be able to homeschool her, so I didn’t have to shed too . . . → Read More: First Day of First Grade!