Learning Through Life, Charlotte Mason Style

When I first started homeschooling 14 years ago, I tried to recreate the classrooms from my childhood.  My husband and I made a corner of our unfinished basement into a classroom.  It worked for, oh, about two weeks.  I am not kidding.  I was constantly going up and down the stairs to change out laundry, Read More …

Our First Homeschooled, High School Graduate

I am happy to announce that I have successfully homeschooled one of my children through high school.  Yay, Me!!! This past weekend my daughter graduated from high school. I feel a great sense of accomplishment that I have homeschooled her since Kindergarten.  It was not always easy, but it has been rewarding. I was so Read More …

We Have a New Adult in Our House!

18 Years Old! That is how old my daughter recently turned. I can’t believe that I have a child that is now an adult.  It is actually a great feeling of accomplishment, especially since I see the young woman that she has become. We did celebrate with a party, but in her true fashion, my Read More …

The Future is Calling

 I cannot believe that my oldest child, my daughter, is a senior in high school and will graduate this May.  I have homeschooled her from preschool all the way through high school.  Has it been easy?  No.  Has it been worth it?  Yes!  Of course I had all of the normal fears about being worried Read More …

I am Hooked on Foxfire

Wow!  This three letter word was all I could say when I finally took the time to look through a Foxfire book.  If you are a homesteader or a self-sufficient lifestyle person, then you need these books!  Add homeschooler to the above list and not owning these books would be crazy.  Did I mention these Read More …

So You Think You Want to Live on a Farm

If there is one thing I dislike it is cold weather. For the past few days we have had highs in the 30’s and lows in the teens. This is North Carolina.  We are in zone 7.  That is close to zone 8 where sub-tropical things grow.  We are not supposed to be this cold. Read More …

Apologia Educational Ministries Review

One of my favorite homeschool curriculum companies is Apologia Educational Ministries.  I have used many of their science books, but had never used any of their Bible courses. I was excited to be chosen to review the fourth book in Apologia Educational Ministries, What We Believe series, titled… What On Earth Can I Do?   Read More …

The Brinkman Adventures Review

I have always enjoyed hearing about how, in the time before television sets, families would gather around the radio in the evenings to be entertained.  I have enjoyed listening to audio books with my children and having to imagine what the characters and scenery look like.  I was excited to be given the opportunity to Read More …

Philosophy Adventure Review

One of the main skills that I have wanted to teach my children is how to think for themselves.  I had read reviews about various logic programs, but was never sure about which one to try.  I was very excited to be able to use the digital version of  Philosophy Adventure  by Home School Adventure Co.   This program Read More …

Supercharged Science Review

Science has never been a favorite subject of mine.  I always cringed in school when my science teacher would require us to do a science project for the science fair.  I also find science textbooks to be very boring and so do my children.  Living on a farm allows my children to be “doing science” Read More …