• My summer Mother Culture Morning Basket
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    MY SUMMER MOTHER CULTURE MORNING BASKET – see what’s inside!

    I have been keeping an unofficial mother culture morning basket for years and ever since giving it an official name this year I’ve enjoyed it even more! Since we are now officially into summer I wanted to give an updated look into my updated-for-summer Mother Culture Morning Basket! The idea of the items haven’t changed a ton since the spring but at the same time the format has changed a lot.         SEE INSIDE MY SUMMER MOTHER CULTURE MORNING BASKET     A Line a Day I start out every morning write a little bit about what happened in the day before. This can just be a…

  • A Look Inside My Mother Culture Morning Basket - the books I read as a mother
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    a look inside my MOTHER CULTURE MORNING BASKET ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿงบ spring edition

    Today I wanted to show you inside what I am calling my “Mother Culture Morning Basket”. Though there really is no basket involved. It’s just a stack of books that I keep on the bookshelf by our table. If you’ve never heard of a Mother Culture Morning Basket it may be because I just made the term up for this video and post. It’s really like the idea of a morning basket that we use in our homeschool but it’s books for me instead of us to do together. I’ve been doing this for years but have never actually given it a name until now. Every few weeks or months…

  • WHAT WE READ IN MARCH - our homeschool read alouds, what the kids are reading & what mom is reading!
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    WHAT WE READ IN MARCH – our homeschool read alouds, what the kids are reading & what mom is reading!

    Today Raeca and I are sharing a wrap up of our reading from the month of March! We are chatting about our read alouds and what we read on our own as well. There was a combination of some pretty mediocre books and some really great ones. We would love to hear what you have been reading lately and if you have any book suggestions for us for future months!       WHAT WE READ IN MARCH   Here are all the books we read in March, be sure to watch the video to hear our thoughts on them!   Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures: The African Safari Discovery When…

  • A Look Inside My Mother Morning Basket
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    A Look Inside My Mother Morning Basket

    Last week I asked on Instagram which post out of a few ideas that I had you guys wanted to see on the blog first and my mother morning basket was the most popular response! I do think it is important to continue learning and growing as adults and making a morning basket for myself has been a way to make sure what I think is the most important learning gets done. A big key for me has been to start slow. I started with just two things in the basket and have slowly worked my way up to more and I assume once the weather cools down and winter…

  • Mother Culture - the importance of making time for yourself and continuing to learn as a mom
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    Mother Culture: The Importance of Making Time for Yourself

    I am really excited about today’s guest post because it is on a topic I have been sharing about a lot online over the last number of weeks over on my personal blog (An Intentional Life) and my personal Instagram. The subject? Mother Culture!     OTHER POSTS YOU MAY ENJOY: Mother Culture – The Why and The How Our Charlotte Mason Homeschool Schedule     I first came across the idea of Mother Culture in A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola. I didnโ€™t think much of it at the time but now that I have two little ones, I really see the value of Mother Culture. After a…

  • A Mother's Education: Books to Read in 2018 - As a lifelong learner I want to constantly growing myself, yes, I get to learn alongside my children as I homeschool them but I also want to be learning on my own. This year I have chosen a literary mentor and a list of books I would like to read.
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    A Mother’s Education – The Books I Want to Read in 2018

    Homeschooling is great for parents who want to be lifelong learners. I enjoy picking certain topics to teach my kids that I can learn along with them. Though I don’t think my education should solely be tied to theirs. I want to be learning on my own time as well. I thought I would share a list of books I want to read in 2018. Back in 2016 I read over 100 books, this year I think I’m around 40. How much I read can really vary from year to year. I definitely didn’t want to pick out every single book I was going to read this year because I…