Category Archives: Arts and Crafts

Reviving the Homeschool/Art Room

If you were hoping for “before” photos, I am afraid you will be sorely disappointed. I couldn’t bear any more damning evidence that my homeschool/art room had devolved into a mass of half-finished projects and clutter. Yesterday morning I woke … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day, New Homeschool Mommies and More

Next Time We Are Making Our Own! Gah! I have to say it again (having already said it to her), my friend Bethany was totally right. I teased her relentlessly on Facebook yesterday over her posts of making her own … Continue reading

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History, Art, Silliness, and Discussions on Canon

We are getting back into the swing of things after our winter holiday break. We finally completed Story of the World – Ancient Times and moved on to… Story of the World – The Middle Ages This book picks up … Continue reading

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“So…What’s All This ‘Times’ Stuff About?”

Em woke up unusually early this morning. It was barely 7 a.m., and she was up and awake. So my usual routine was a bit disrupted, since I’m used to her sleeping in until 9 a.m., when her alarm is … Continue reading

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Probiotic vs Antibiotic Unschool Conversation Today

Art and Unschool Conversations There are moments when learning happens and I am stunned, truly and thoroughly boondoggled stunned at how much learning we have accomplished, just in the midst of a simple discussion. This happened today at breakfast time. … Continue reading

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Hoping to Motivate Creativity vs. Perfectionism

So I posted about our Thursday unschooling studies on Bubblews as well as here and it spawned an interesting discussion with another homeschool mom on encouraging creativity. I mentioned that Em has a difficult time drawing and that it appears to … Continue reading

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Re-Evaluating Priorities

I struggle every day with homeschooling. And I think it is more the IDEAL of it I struggle with, rather than the reality. Take this past Monday, for example. Just an hour and a half of our day, and it … Continue reading

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Unschooling for 8-25-14

We have had a busy day homeschooling today, despite it taking very little time. So far we have covered: The Family Under the Bridge – I read a chapter out of the book and Emily loves it. Every time we … Continue reading

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A Very Creative Day

I have to say, finally getting the homeschool room cleaned up really gave a jolt to my creative side…and Emily’s. So while she has immersed herself in the minutiae of face paints, I have catapulted myself down the rabbit hole … Continue reading

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My Body is Her Canvas

I mentioned the other day that we are ramping up to sell at a farmer’s market. This will be headed by my daughter and I, and as we cleaned the homeschool room to make room for Emily to do some … Continue reading

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