Archives for January 2014

Homeschool Curriculum, Benefits to Using Again

Homeschool Curriculum

I do believe there are perks for cycling back through a chorological homeschool curriculum. We are currently on our third time through (affiliate link) Mystery of History volume 1.

The amazing thing about using the same history homeschool curriculum is the confidence that it builds, both for the kids and me.

There was a year or two where we tried another all-inclusive program but I kept adding Mystery of History to the history component.

Benefits to using the same homeschool curriculum: [Read more…]

Ancient Greek Activities

Ancient Greek Activities

We are moving right along with our (affiliate link) Mystery of History Ancient Civilization studies. A few months back we worked on Ancient Egypt activities.

Now we are ready to conquer Ancient Greek activities. My boys are hands-on learners but I have found that does not mean a hands-on activity every day. Sometimes it is best for them to read and study a few weeks on a topic before I introduce the activities. Sometimes this momma needs to catch her breath with all the activities.

First I stopped by the library and cleared the shelf of all the Ancient Greek books.

Then I followed this formula for our “Ancient Greek Activities Day.” [Read more…]

Crockpot Recipes with Five Ingredients or Less

Crockpot blog post! There is something about crockpots that gets ladies chatting. Which one do you have? Do you have more then one? What is your favorite crockpot recipe?

“Crockpot Recipes with Five Ingredients or Less”

Some weeks I have our meals planned and dinner happens regularly. Some weeks I forget that my family wants to eat every day.

So when it’s 8:30 am and I am walking out the door in 30 minutes to run errands, go to the doctors and co-op…I am going to walk in the door at 4:30 with nothing planned for dinner. Sometimes I only have 1 hour before the evening activities begin. What can I do? [Read more…]

Squirrel! My word for 2014

Happy New Year!!

My first goal is to remember to write 2014 instead of 2013 for the date. I might spend a few moments practicing, 2014, 2014, 2014…

I have enjoyed reading what my fellow bloggers are choosing for their one word for 2014. I could not decide until this morning what my word for should be…but now I have it.

My word Squirrel

Reasons why I chose the word squirrel: [Read more…]