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Secular Book Basket ~ Korea

I wrote a while back about starting a secular morning book basket. I wasn’t sure it would stand the test of time, but it’s truly become one of our favorite parts of the day. It starts our day off cozy and connected… and covers many subjects so if the afternoon goes haywire… we at least … Continue reading

Poetry Tea Time: How to Get Started, Even If You Have No Tea Cups (or table)

I heard about Poetry Tea Time last year, but didn’t really give it a second thought. It was all part of this crazy thing called Brave Writer. Just what I needed… poetry and tea cups. I wasn’t there yet. I wasn’t ready. I didn’t “get” Brave Writer, and I didn’t even want to think about … Continue reading

3 Homeschool Mom “Back to School Freakouts” and The Antidotes

homeschool mom back to school freakouts

The beginning of a new homeschool year can be both exhilarating and terrifying, especially if you are a new or relatively new homeschool mom. You’re probably excited to be starting this journey, and on the verge of a panic attack that won’t quit. Never fear homeschool mom… you’re going to be ok. I like to … Continue reading

7 Books for Tweens You’ve Probably Never Heard of, But Mine Loved

7 books for tweens you've probably never heard of, but my kiddo loves

There are so many book lists out there. Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a good book list… but here’s my problem, they all seem to have the SAME (dare I say, boring) books on them! I know, I know… classics are classic! But my kiddo won’t read them. 🙁 Boxcar Kids? Nope.  Penderwicks? … Continue reading

NASA Eclipse Kit Supply List

nasa eclipse kit supply list

We are pretty excited to start our second homeschool year tomorrow with the NASA Eclipse Kit! While our big plan for science is middleschoolchemistry.com, we’re going to take a couple detours first, including the Eclipse Kit and The Science of Climate Change before we jump into chemistry. 😀 You can download your NASA Eclipse kit … Continue reading

Mood Journal for Tweens

Mood Journal for tweens

Over the last few months I’ve noticed an uptick of me saying, “Oh MY WORD!! What is going on with you?!” followed by a reply of instant tears and “I don’t even know!!” It’s incredibly frustrating and overwhelming to be in such an irrational place with my kiddo. And it’s heartbreaking. She literally doesn’t know what is making … Continue reading

Homeschool Art and Lessons from Calligraphy

learn to do calligraphy

Hanna went to art and music camp last week, as she does every summer, however, this year, one of the options was to learn to do calligraphy. She wasn’t sure she really wanted to learn calligraphy, but after taking the class for a week, she’s hooked. Lucky for me, since it was already part of … Continue reading