Author Archives: Amanda

Halfway Point

I’ve been terrible at keeping this blog updated with our schoolwork. We did two 6 week terms during the Fall and a short three week Holiday term after Thanksgiving. We have just begun our first Winter six week Term and … Continue reading

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From My Commonplace- On Docility and Authority

I recently started reading School Education by Charlotte Mason, and wanted to reflect on what I’m reading. They probably will be of no interest to anyone but myself, however… Chapter 1: “Truer educational thought must of necessity result in an … Continue reading

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Fall Term 1 in Review

We just completed our first six weeks of school, and so far things have been going well! Here is a belated update:   Bible: I changed my Bible plans last minute, after hearing rave reviews about The Child’s Story Bible by … Continue reading

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First Week of School

First week of school is on the books! Here are my adorable students:       Bible: We started reading from The Child’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos. This week we read about Creation. We practiced and reviewed verses for … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

All 3 kids (and momma) have signed up for our local library’s summer reading plan. The rules are to read 30 min a day, at least 30 times over June and July. Here’s some of the things we have been … Continue reading

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First Exposure to Homeschooling

I first heard of homeschooling as I was growing up. I participated in Suzuki violin lessons and came across a couple families who were homeschooling. (These were pioneer homeschooling families in the ’80s!). Then, when I was a teenager, my … Continue reading

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Easter 2011

We went to Springfield for the weekend.  Spent time with nana and papa, andy and ferfer, gigi and dadadaddy, grandma and grandpa on Saturday. Nana and papa hid eggs and match box cars all around their house.  At first Jonathan didn’t really understand … Continue reading

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Nana and Papa visit

Today, nana and papa (my parents) left to return home after a 4 day visit.  Tonight, I tucked Jonathan in for the night and he immediately went to his list of individuals who might free him…. “Nana”…. “Papa”…. “Nana”…. “Nana”….. … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ to the Bahamas

Last week we left the kids with my parents and took a cruise to the Bahamas. It was my idea and a fabulous one at that.  Amanda and I drove down to Charleston, SC and got on the boat.  On the … Continue reading

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Why does my brown ottoman now have a dash of Blue?

Every day I come home from work to find some new stack of books, Jonathan using new words, a new toy, newly painted artwork, or a house full of children running and screaming together. Last week, I came home and … Continue reading

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