Morning Basket 17/18

I got the idea for a Morning Basket from some Charlotte Mason homeschoolers I came across. We have used similar methods, but this is the first year we are giving it an official name and an actual basket. Morning Basket work is so ideal for large families. We do a lot of our work together. …

Preparation?!

This is more or less a rant. That is your warning. The kids are watching Nick Jr. this morning and some commercial comes on. "Did you know half of all kids go to kindergarten unprepared?" Then this celebrity goes on to tell you how you, the coach, can prepare you child for Kindergarten. Isn't kindergarten …

Preschool

We officially started "Homeschool Preschool" a couple weeks ago. I had planned on waiting to do anything "formal" for another year, but the kids were begging me. (When can we learn to read? When can we do that book? When can we have school? Will you teach me?) I had read A Well Trained Mind …

Mother’s Day

I had a great Mother's Day! My sweet little ones made it very special in their little toddler/preschooler ways! Really. I didn't get a spectacular gift. I didn't get a super nice lunch/brunch/dinner- just our usual. But the kids really put forth their best effort to let me know they loved me so much! My …