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    Free World History Curriculum for Middle Schoolers | Homeschooling

    I have searched long and hard for an affordable history curriculum for a middle schooler that wasn’t focused around the bible.  Even though we are religious, I don’t necessarily believe that it has to be built into the history lessons.  After all, that is what Nathan’s bible lessons are for.  Basically, it’s a personal choice.  You know what?  I’ll just skip to the happy ending because I highly doubt anyone wants to hear my sob–search-for-free-history-curriculum story.  This history curriculum is by a site called, World History for Us All.  It is a collaboration by school teachers, college professors, and educational specialists from San Diego that put this little gem of…

  • "Art Journaling",  "family",  "hobbies",  "homeschool",  "kids"

    Let’s Make Some Great Art

    …have you heard of this book?  It’s pretty cool, and so far, it is getting the thumbs up from Nathan.  I bought this book for a whopping $2.48, used online, with the sole purpose of integrating it into our homeschooling routine.  In the last two schools Nathan attended, neither of them offered Art class anymore, which I find a bit sad. Back to the book.  If you haven’t guessed by now, the book is called, Let’s Make Some Great Art.  It’s geared towards younger kids, although my husband and I have found ourselves wanting to do some of the projects, too.  My philosophy:  there is still a child left in…

  • "homeschool",  "kids",  "life"

    It’s That Time Again // Homeschooling

    I sat down a couple of weeks ago, gazed at my calendar, and gulped, “Crap!”  This is code for, holy-crap-there-is-so-much-to-do-before-school-starts!  It goes beyond jamming your cart through the store on the no tax holiday for school supplies.  Nope.  Homeschool moms get to worry about planning a whole curriculum.  A curriculum based on your child’s strengths and needs to get ahead in their education.  No pressure, right?  Eeee Gads!    At some point during my adult-hood, I had made the postulation that I was finished with school.  The parenting books I read during my first pregnancy failed to mention that as long as my children are learning, I too, am expected…