Saturday Happenings on the Farm

May 7, 2016

So many times friends are intrigued about life on the farm.  Today’s happenings include trimming and weeding our little blackberry and raspberry orchard.  Phase 2 of this project is bringing in materials to start building raised beds around them.  This will eventually be filled with wonderful organic black platinum mulch supplied by the wonderful ladies […]

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Kwik Stix – A New Flare in Painting {A Review}

May 4, 2016

We were pleased to receive the Kwik Stix 12 pk from The Pencil Grip, Inc to review.  It is always a lot of fun when you can get creative with a review and creative is exactly what we got. I have to say that I am one of “Those” parents.  I listen to friends chat about […]

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Spring Brings New Life on the Farm

April 29, 2016

The signs of Spring on the farm just have a way of reminding me of new life.  New life can mean so many things.  Hope.  A Promise of the Future. Growth.  And Life Itself. It is a reminder that there are cycles to life.  A season for all things.  I am not sure what season […]

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A Pivotal Moment in Our Homeschool Journey

April 13, 2016

There are certain moments in our lives that should really be pivotal.  High school graduation is one of those moments and I am happy to incorporate our most recent review of graduation supplies from HomeschoolDiploma.com.  Central to this will be our daughter’s diploma which was custom designed using the many options afforded when purchasing their […]

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Tips for Homeschool Parents – #1 Flexibility

March 30, 2016

As a member of the Review Crew from the Old Schoolhouse, I am participating this week in a series on 5 Days of Tips for Homeschool Parents.  This first tip has been prompted by none other than life itself. Life has a way of throwing a curve into any well laid out plan.  And that […]

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Homeschooling High School with a Vocational Focus

March 17, 2016

When our family first began homeschooling, our thought was that each of our children would attend a four year college after their high school graduation to further their education. Struggles with some learning disabilities in one of our children brought us to further consider this initial assumption. The fundamental question is not what we want, […]

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10 Years of Provision

March 6, 2016

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of when our life entered the surreal.  On March 6, 2006, Gary was the target of a sting operation by Federal and State governmental agencies.  There was no basis for these attacks except for the utterly evil intentions and personal agenda of a few.  There was no criminal activity, […]

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Fitting the Use of Apps into our Homeschool

January 22, 2016

I have to admit that I am one of those parents that has been slow to incorporate the latest technologies into our homeschool experience.  My love and passion are in great literature and hands on experiences for learning.  There is so much isolation among our children today, because of technology.  Rather than playing in an […]

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Critical Thinking Meets Science

November 11, 2015

Over the last 4 years, our family has had a chance to review many homeschool materials from complete curriculum and supplemental resources to things that are just fun.  This latest review touches on so many areas that it is really hard to put into a bucket so you will need to hang in there with […]

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Eating Your Homework with Ann McCallum ~ Review

November 11, 2015

Instead of letting the dog eat your child’s homework, Ann McCallum provides some really neat resources to let your child eat his or her own homework.  Yup, that’s right.  We recently received a copy of Eat Your U.S. History Homework from Ann McCallum Books to use and review.  It was a lot of fun and […]

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