• Homeschool Reading Wrap Up - a look at the books we've been reading lately
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    a homeschool READING WRAP UP – a look into all the books we’ve read lately

    Today I thought we would share a bit of a reading wrap up of the books we read in the first two months of our homeschool year. Each of my kids are sharing about the books they’ve read off the lists I made for them and I’m sharing about our read alouds (audiobooks and morning basket read alouds). You can see the book lists I made for each of the kids over on my bookish website/channel: BOOKS MENTIONED What have you been reading in your homeschool lately? Let us know if you have any recommendations for us!

  • Homeschool Quarter 1 Update 2022
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    a quarter one HOMESCHOOL UPDATE – here’s what’s working and what we’re adjusting

    Today I wanted to do a little homeschool checking and share how things are going for Q1 of our homeschool year! RESOURCES MENTIONED Here are the book lists I created for my kids: Grade 4 Book List Grade 7 Book List As well, here is our list of great books for learning about the Solar System and Space. My daughter’s Lego channel can be found at: That Nerdy LEGO Girl. The November Menu Pages are here. And you can find the November Nature Mini Unit here. We’re also trying out the Good and the Beautiful Math. And then the two units my kids have chosen to do next; Emperors, Kings…

  • A Day in the Life of a Homeschool Mom - Autumn 2022
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    a DAY IN THE LIFE of a homeschool mom: autumn 2022

    I’ve done a few homeschool day in the life posts and videos in the past and I thought it would be fun to start sharing seasonal day in the life posts with a peek inside a day in the life of a homeschool mom. This will be a great keepsake for me to look back on in the years to come to see how life changes as we enter different seasons, both weather seasons and seasons of life. Life can change a lot from season to season, a month ago we had five kids and now we are down to two. Life looks a lot different without having a 4…

  • 26 Activities for Kids to do While Listening to Audiobooks
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    26 Activities for Kids While Listening to AUDIOBOOKS

    My kids listen to a lot of audiobooks, it’s a great quiet time activity, plus listening totally counts as reading! Audiobooks are excellent for all children because they can usually listen to a book above the grade level they can currently read at (which is excellent news for kids who are a little slower to read) so they can listen to books that really keep their interest. We have a number of different apps and websites that we use for audiobooks, that will be a whole separate post coming on it’s own soon but today I wanted to give some ideas on activities that kids can do while listening to…

  • The Best Homemade Dairy Free Hot Cocoa Recipe
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    The Best Dairy Free Hot Cocoa

    This post was originally published a few years ago on a different blog of mine but because I mention my favorite dairy free hot cocoa on a regular basis on I knew it needed a place on every blog I own. #slightlyaddicted I donโ€™t drink coffee and about a year ago I found one kind of tea that I enjoy. But I am often cold and live in a land of almost perpetual winter so a girl has got to have some kind of hot beverage to warm herself with. Enter homemade hot chocolate. I originally found a Starbucks copycat recipe years ago and used to make it here and there but…