Category Archives: our favorite things

summer road trip snapshots (part 2)

There’s been a slight delay in getting these pictures into a post (and it’s now September)… …but here are more snapshots from our road trip.  If you missed part one, take a peek! Our destination was TEXAS (about 1500 miles from home) :: I grew up in the great state of Texas, so our trip […]

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Introducing Zeezok Music Curriculum :: a review and giveaway!

I won’t ever forget the day our 8-yr old little guy was just a toddler of 16 months or so, and sat stacking blocks while I played the piano. As Mom plunked out a tune, he began humming a familiar hymn — on pitch. I paused, and listened as he carried on with verse, then chorus, […]

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10 of our favorite preschool winter books

{post contains affiliate links; see disclosure here} We’re all BIG readers here, and I can’t believe there is only one kiddo left who needs to learn just how all those letters and sounds turn into words he can read. Soon enough…and I’m not really rushing it.  Until then, we’re all happy to read to him. […]

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10 homeschool curriculum decisions I’d make all over again

this post contains affiliate links, see full disclosure Contrary to any other year in our homeschooling journey, I’m just now wrapping up curriculum decisions! Oh, we’ve already dipped into some work; the new year-around scheduling a big hit with the kids.  But Mama is still slowly organizing, thinking and…praying. I’ve spent much more time in prayer […]

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in my kitchen :: crusty bread in a pot

Pinterest tells me I bookmarked this bread recipe a year ago.  Hmmm, that’s not too bad in turn-around time considering our year! This recipe for crusty bread spun around with repins and likes for quite a while.  Every time I’d check my boards for inspiration, I’d spot the recipe and dream of making, smelling, tasting the bread. Now […]

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the homeschool mother’s journal 5.10.13

Joining in with iHomeschool Network today: :: :: In my life this week… a little quieter, both here on the blog and at home as well.  I like that. In our homeschool… tis the season of endings!  The children are melancholy about goodbyes to classes, choirs, and the weekly rhythm of these events.  Their mother?  Somewhat thrilled! 🙂 The […]

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