We love big books and we cannot lie! 6 Big and Beautiful books we love.

We Love Big Books and We Cannot Lie

In my opinion, the best kind of book is a big book. Bonus points for books that are big and beautiful. That is the case for all the books on today’s book list. These are six big books with gorgeous illustrations that I know you (and your kids) will enjoy looking at for hours, I know we sure do! SIX…

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Mother Culture - the why & how

Mother Culture – The Why & How

The term Mother Culture is a term that is attributed to Charlotte Mason and I loved it from the very first time I heard about it. In essence┬ámother culture is the intentional growth and education of a mother. This does not include the learning that takes alongside our children as we teach them but the learning we do either to…

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The Epic Guide of Book Recommendations - book lists broken down by age groups, from baby to adult!

The Epic List of Book Recommendations – From Babies to Adult

Our homemade homeschool curriculum is very literature based, we read tons of picture books each week and every time we are interested in any kind of subject we request a number of books from the library on that topic. We are constantly maxing out our limit of 100 hold requests. I read them books at breakfast, we listen to an…

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Our Six Absolute Favorite Picture Books - if we could only have 6 picture books in our house, these would be them.

6 Picture Books We Enjoy Reading Again and Again

Kids love repetition, especially when it comes to reading the same books over and over again. It can be so good for language development but as a parent you want to make sure the books you are reading over and over are good ones, not the if-I-have-to-read-this-one-more-time-I’ll-pull-my-hair-out kind. I was thinking the other day, if we could only own 6…

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Books & Breakfast - how we are starting our homeschool days

Breakfast & Books

I love reading books to my kids. If all we do is read a few books each day I feel like I’ve taught them something, even if we never touched on any other subjects. But for the past few weeks our read alouds had been getting pushed off for one reason or another and I knew it was time to…

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Gift Guide - 8 Educational Gifts to get for a 6 Year Old Girl

8 Educational Gift Ideas for a 6 Year Old Girl

We recently celebrated Raeca’s 6th birthday and I knew I wanted to put together a list of non-toy gifts for girls her age. While she loves toys she can also become overwhelmed with them and there are so many good, educational gifts out there that aren’t the typical Barbie and have so many more benefits. The gifts on this list…

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7 Books for Learning About Oceans and Sea Creatures

7 Books For Studying Oceans & Sea Creatures

I totally blame it on the show Octonauts but we’ve been on a bit of an underwater kick around here lately. Each week Raeca picks a new animal or two to learn about in science and we’ve had a good stretch of sea creatures; pilot fish, jellyfish and the green sea turtle). The kids have quite enjoyed the show and…

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Our Homemade Grade One Homeschool Curriculum - Weeks 3 & 4 - includes Bible, writing, reading, math, science, history, geography, art and music!

Grade One Curriculum – Weeks 3 & 4

Here is the second installment to our homemade grade one curriculum. To keep things a bit organized I’ve created a Grade One Curriculum page where I will have links to each of the weeks as I post them, you can head there to get the link for weeks 1 & 2 as well as an overview to our year and…

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