Homeschool Planning: What Works For Me

I’m a planner. I like making lists. I like crossing things off lists. I like making new lists. Except shopping lists – those are just depressing. Homeschool planning, on the other hand, is my favourite kind of planning. It’s easy to get despondent when things don’t go quite according to plan, though, so I had …

{Nature Book Club} Chloe’s Eggs

It’s time for the Nature Book Club again! This month’s theme is eggs. I found Chloe’s Eggs at the library a few weeks ago and knew I wanted it for this month’s book club. It’s a sweet story about a hen, Chloe, who decides one day that she wants to sit on her eggs instead of letting …

What’s In My April Mother’s Morning Basket

Autumn is here. The sun is rising later and the mornings are getting cooler. I haven’t been sleeping well lately, so it is tempting to ignore my alarm when it goes off at 5am. Early morning exercise hasn’t been happening either. But at least I don’t have to leave the warmth of my bed to …

My Charlotte Mason Elevator Speech

The other day someone, on learning that we homeschool, asked what curriculum we use. (Because, after “But what about socialisation?” questions about curriculum are the most frequently asked.) I started to ramble on about Charlotte Mason and living books and how it’s all about God and everything pointing toward God, but I could see when …

Our Favourite Family Readalouds

I’ve always been a bookworm. Growing up, going to the library was the highlight of my week. I hid away with my books as soon as we got home, then read my brothers’ and my mother’s. In high school, when my brothers were less interested in the library, I just took books out on their …

Easter-Themed Copywork

We are already in Easter-mode in our house. In Morning Time we have been singing hymns that point us to the cross, and we are about to start working on our Easter handicrafts. Just as soon as I finalise which one will work best for us. (Angie is really enjoying sewing, but I’d like to …

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