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🌎 “The world is too big to stay in one place & life is too short to do just one thing…” Today we enjoyed the beautiful weather while my husband and our movers disassembled the entire house.  While my little Henry is excited for our move 🗺, today he was more excited to count and chase the little white #butterflies that enjoyed this warm #summer air with us☀️. I love being present for him and witnessing his #curiosity and sweet #imagination . . . No matter what the circumstance, for children, the process of #discovery happens anywhere and everywhere, 🍃 not only in a classroom. . . . . . . . #365homeschool #homeschool   #lifeschool #homeschoolperks #movingday #homeschoolingmom #naturalchildhood #homeeducator #lovingtheordinarymoments #letthemexplore #wildandfreechildren #wildandbravelittles #earlylearning   #homeschooldays #momblog #militaryfamily  #blackhomeschoolers #thepassportacademy #letthembelittle #selfie #boymom #gooutside #runwildmychild
Do you love the Mountains as we do ? Cost really doesn't matter, we'll do and spend what it takes to get us there. This year #ebctrek2018 #Nepal . Next year #k2basecamptrek #Pakistan . Are mountains your jam ? #WORLDTRAVELFAMILY #trekking
“… Be prepared to be awed and amazed with what the Creator has made for you!” – Apologia General Science.🔬 If you have a love of Apologia homeschool curriculum like we do, we know you will find this index handy! Because many of our review team authors have shared their experiences with Apologia curriculum, we wanted to make homeschool decisions easy for you by placing the reviews in a list for you. An Apologia Homeschool Curriculum Review Index! By Tricia @hodgepodgemom https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/apologia-homeschool-curriculum-review-index/ #thecurriculumchoice #homeschoolreview #ApologiaScience
Debate Camp Registration is open and the spots are filling fast? Do you want your middle or high schooler to learn the art of debate? Register on our website! #debatecamp #professionallytrained #equipyourstudent
🎉**Giveaway**🎉 One person will win a family pack of four (4) tickets to World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta! Ready, set, go! To enter: 1) Like this post 2) Follow @hodgepodgemom on Instagram 3) Follow @WorldOfCocaCola on Instagram and while there… 4) Comment on their latest Instagram post and let them know that @hodgepodgemom sent you! 5) Tag a friend you don’t want to miss this giveaway in the comments below ⭐ 🎉 (Feel free to tag more than one friend - just make sure you tag each friend in a separate comment.) Giveaway closes 6/22 at 12am ET and winner will be announced by 6/25. Good luck! We love World of Coca-Cola! It is a great spot for a homeschool field trip - we LOVE the art and history! Visit the new exhibit The Story of Sprite Boy. “As Atlanta brings the heat this summer, World of Coca-Cola brings the cool with refreshing moments of fun. From a new exhibit about a classic Coca-Cola character to a global tasting experience, you will discover summertime entertainment for families and friends of all ages.” #HodgepodgeHomeschool #AtlantaStaycation #ExploreGeorgia #worldofcocacola
First #drivein movie of the season. #incredibles2 #movienight #homeschoolperks
Nick and I are both explorers at heart. We have such a desire to take our family to new places and see new things. He constantly teases the kids to watch the movie through the window when they are begging to watch a show during drives. We haven't taken a vacation as a family yet this year. However, the itch is there and growing, and the kids want to go to Hawaii!
When it’s close to triple digits, you head to the ocean! ⛱ . We had a blast in Maine today, exploring historic Fort Foster. So much to do in one little area- tide pools, hiking, playground, and old forts to explore. . What did homeschool look like for you today? Share here! . Click the link under my profile/bio to check out our favorite nature resources! . https://my-little-poppies.com/homeschool-nature-study/
The peas may have drowned, but all the rain over the last month made our berry bushes very happy! . Everything in it’s season. A timely reminder as I begin preparing for next school year. . #everydaygraces #southerngardenclub #instagardening
Class: Spanish Immersion - Pirates of the Caribbean Ages: 6-9 years old Dates: July 10, 12, 17, and 19 Time: 10am-12pm Link in Bio☝🏾☝🏾...Sign Up❗️... We can’t wait to see it at Summer Camp💯😄 #summer #fun #sunnydays . . . . . . . . . . . . #education #can #befun #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolperks #homeschooler #homeschoolers #homeschoolingrocks #creativelearning #Valencia #Newhall #Saugus #StevensonRanch #SantaClarita #LosAngeles #SimiValley #VEntura #Oxnard #California #Socal #community #family #students
Language Arts Reviews by The Curriculum Choice authors hosted by Cindy of @ourjourneywestward : https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/homeschool-language-arts-curriculum-reviews/ #thecurriculumchoice #homeschoolreview
Having a picnic breakfast and early splash pad to avoid the high temps later on. #homeschoolperks #letthemplay
I am so very thankful my husband and I have the privilege of this time with our young adults. Thankful we can tailor an educational plan with their input and with consideration of their gifts, talents and needs. Am I as nervous as I was the first year we started high school? Actually not. But oh I am definitely still learning. It’s still continuing education for me! But I have proof. I have seen how the Lord provides! Plus, I still say… “God does not ask your ability or your inability. He asks only your availability.” ~ Mary Kay Ash We have two homeschool grads and have a junior this fall! Read the rest at the link in profile: https://www.hodgepodge.me/high-school-homeschool-curriculum-choices/ #HodgepodgeHomeschool #homeschoolinghighschool . . . . #homeschoollookslikethis #whathomeschoollookslike #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolperks #homeschoolfun #homeschoolmama #homeschoolrocks #homeschoolfamily #homeschoolfamilylife #homeschoolcurriculum #homeschoolreviews #lifeofahomeschooler #christianeducation #homeeducation #ihsnet
To the Daddy who taught me what it meant to be loved unconditionally. Who’s life has molded me for 40 years because of his love of the Father. . . To the Father in Law who’s grace and ability to treat me like a very loved daughter because he knows the Father. . . To the Husband who is the glue that holds this house together, treats his family with love and affection, who daily shows us what it means to be loved, and who won’t go a Day without getting in The Good Book. . . Happy, Happy Fathers Day! I am one very lucky girl! ❤️❤️❤️ . . To those of you who’ve never known an earthly Daddy like this my prayer tonight is that you’d know the love of a very good Father who’s desire is to shower you with love and affection in a deep relationship with Him. . . If you’d like me to pray for you tonight to know that unconditional love of a Father drop me a 💗 below or please PM me. My heart is burdened for you tonight.
Teaching my children about events that took place in the shaping of our country is important. Helping them learn about it through the eyes of a child that lived it, is priceless❤ . Follow me for inspiration as I chat good reads for kids💕 #embracethesimple
💙Instagram REPOST via @queenofmykassels // See Level 1 by clicking on the link in our Instagram profile. ---We are so excited to begin our homeschool journey with Bookshark! We chose the Level 1 curriculum for Ryker (they have awesomely easy to use assessments for choosing your level), and I woke up bright and early to geek out over our first week of lessons. Here, I have the books we’ll be starting and using this first week. 1⃣ Charlotte’s Web 2⃣ Favorite Poems of Childhood 3⃣ The Cat in the Hat 4⃣ World of Animals 5⃣ Peoples of the World 6⃣ I Can Read It! We chose Saxon Math for his math program and I’m about to dive head first into my teacher’s edition 🤓 🔹We will be schooling year round, that’s the joy of homeschool! This program is designed for 36 weeks, 4 days a week, and offers plenty of wiggle room for extra focus, free days, vacations and time for when we just need a break. We are so excited to get rollin’! Cora is pumped about reading Charlotte’s Web, while most of this will be over her head, she’ll be a part of most lessons so we can develop her vocabulary and encourage this love for learning from the start! #KasselKidsBrainGains 💙📘🦈💙 #bookshark #booksharkcurriculum #secularhomeschool #homeschoolcollective #homeschoollookslikethis #howwehomeschool #thisishomeschooling #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolrocks #lifeofahomeschooler #homeschoollife #homeschoolmoms #homeschooler #homeschoolperks #homeschoolcurriculum #homeschoolkids #homeschoolfun #homeschoolfamily #homeschoolfamilylife #learnathome #childledlearning #raisingreaders #homeschoolingbyheart #fortheloveofreading #ilovehomeschooling #schoolchoice #flexiblehomeschool #flexiblehomeschooling
Don’t you love this quote? Really think about it. As we homeschool we have the opportunity to lay down certain foundational “rails” for our children, and one of those is building a strong personal relationship with God. In the latest article on my blog we explore two other foundational rails, and practical ways to lay them down. We can glean so much from the wisdom of Charlotte Mason - I hope this post inspires and equips you! http://www.homegrownlearners.com/home/laying-down-rails
The happiest boy around cause I got my diploma without ever having to talk to another student #homeschoolperks
Happy Father’s Day, all! . And a special shout-out to my favorite fella. . He rang in his 10th Father’s Day with @zacbrownband at @fenwaypark and then woke up early to work on the treehouse. . He’s building the treehouse with the kids- taking time to teach them as they go. I just know they will remember this always. 💜 . He’s the kindest, most patient father and we are lucky to have him. Best sidekick on this crazy ride! . Psst! If you are thinking of adding a treehouse, click the referral link under my bio/profile to see our favorite book on the topic. The book, plus lots of calls to Papa, have helped a ton! . https://amzn.to/2M0yIGa (aff)
When in doubt, always feed the flamingos. . #boymom #everydaygraces @zooatl
This guy is looking for a day to spend at the pool with buddies. Wait! We have one! June 26th. Check it out on the website. Message us with questions. #poolbuddies #poolparty #sunshineandfriends
I constantly hear this - “I don’t feel any different taking supplements.” 😭 . . Franddds let me let you in on a secret 🤫🤫...me neither. Shhhhhhhh don’t tell anyone but I can’t always tell the difference and when people tell me that a good Vitamin B makes them want to run a 5k, reupholster a chair, and tile a bathroom all in 3 hours I’m over here like 🙄🙄 . . But I take my magic red juice daily. 🥤 Not coz I “feel” a difference in that moment but because a. I know it’s packed with vitamins and nutrients and superfoods that let’s face it our modern day diet ain’t giving us and b. When I don’t take it I feel it. . . Hmmmmmmmm 🤣🤣 . . Since my post yesterday I’ve been knocking back supplements like a boss and guess what? The magic red juice is helping! . . #tacklingprojectsandtakingnames
Through June 30, take advantage of a 6-Month Payment Plan*: No fees, no interest. You use Sonlight over the course of a year and spread your payments over 6 months. Limit: One Payment Plan at a time per customer. 🔆💛🔆 Click the links in our Instagram profile to learn more. *The 6-month payment plan is available for All-Subjects Packages, History / Bible / Literature Programs or any order over $499 to qualifying customers in the U.S. and Canada until June 30, 2018. It is available year-round for All-Subjects Packages and orders of $799. The 6-month payment plan option requires 40% down (of the total cost of goods) at the time of shipment. The remaining balance is spread over three additional automatic payments – one payment every other month. Limit: One Payment Plan at a time per customer. #sonlight #sonlightstories #lovetolearn #sonlightersofinstagram #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolrocks #lifeofahomeschooler #homeschoollife #homeschoolmoms #homeed #homeeducation #homeschooler #homeschoolperks #homeschoolmama #homeschool365 #homeschoolscience #homeschoolcurriculum #howwehomeschool #ilovehomeschooling #homeschoollookslikethis #homeschooldays #learnathome #childledlearning #kidsbookstagram #raisingreaders #fortheloveofreading #homeschoolingbyheart #readtoyourkidsThrough
Next Friday we will finish up our 2nd year of Wildflowers. Looking back at these photos brings my heart such joy! Yesterday as I read to the girls, I looked at their eyes. They were captivated by the story SAVING SWEETNESS (which I read in my best Texan accent) and I thought, “This is SO GOOD!” ⠀ ⠀ Do you do things in life that just feel so INCREDIBLY good? Where you know you are exactly where you are supposed to be? And you are 100% confident God has you where he wants you?⠀ ⠀ Yeah, that’s how it is with Wildflowers! What began as a prompting from the Lord to give one homeschool mom a 2 1/2 hour break on Friday mornings has grown into something we look forward to each week.⠀ ⠀ Wildflowers It’s part of a continuing effort to Live Given seeing what God sees and being obedient to show up in little ways and big ways for others.⠀ ⠀
Such an absolutely gorgeous evening and a beautiful sunset!
Happy Friday, all! What are you up to this weekend? Share here! . I had an INTERVIEW today, you guys. (It’s been about a decade since I’ve had one of those! 🤣) . That’s all I’ll say about THAT... for now. 😉 . ... but I’m feeling thankful for awesome friends who take the kids to awesome places, and for wearing grown-up clothes, for exciting opportunities, and - of course!!!- for summer reading. . Loving this one. It’s the PERFECT pool or beach read! Have you read it? Click the referral link under my profile pic/bio to read more! . https://amzn.to/2t9oNX2 (aff)
“I love the smell of new books.” - my high schooler 📚 What a lovely package to find on our doorstep after a full week of Vacation Bible School! (You can take a peek inside over at @thecurriculumchoice ) Which Apologia Science are you planning to start next year? Who is joining us in Health & Nutrition? Or did you have VBS this week too? #HodgepodgeHomeschool #homeschoolinghighschool #ApologiaScience
We highly recommend Apologia when planning your homeschool curriculum choices! Take a peek inside this lovely, brand NEW first edition Health & Nutrition. My high schooler and I may be starting sooner than we thought just because we are so excited. Find out all about it at Apologia.com #thecurriculumchoice #HodgepodgeHomeschool #ApologiaScience #homeschoolinghighschool
I’m hard on myself. Super hard. . . We arrived in Texas 2 weeks ago after 4 days on the road with littles and 2 months prior fixing up, selling, and packing up our home. 🏠 . . The minute we moved in I was all systems go. Painting, fixing, unpacking, re-buying .... with the same 3 littles running around. . . Wednesday my inlaws left after blessing us with their help and it’s like my body finally screamed, “enough!” . . Enough lack of sleep, enough cruddy convenience eating, enough no supplement taking. 🤪 . . Today we headed to Walmart to grab a couple of things that were on my list to buy Tuesday but even with said list I forgot 🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️ . . As we’re checking out I saw the lady behind me with eggs 🥚 and said out loud, “Arggggh! That’s what I forgot!” I knew we came for something but again I forgot! . . Friends, she then proceeded to tell me to take the eggs because she wasn’t sure why she’d grabbed them anyway. As I welled up with tears in the line, she kept saying over and over “I’m not even sure why I got them! I’ve got so many at home!” . . Sweet lady - you got them because God. . . God knew I needed eggs and God knew I needed your kindness to remind me that He’s a good, good Father and in the middle of great change He’s got this....and He’s got me. ❤️❤️ . . And He’s got you. ❤️ . . Be kind because you don’t know what someone else’s day looks like. . . #Godwink #boonesdotexas 📷 @mlabadiephotography219
Well, this is the last week of school for most students and we are excited for SUMMER! ....What fun activities does your family have planned over the next couple months? Beach? Camping? Roller Coasters? Disneyland? Road trip? Catching up on sleep?! ....Whatever you choose to do, we want to wish you an AWESOME summer vacation! ....We hope to see you in July for our summer camp - registration open NOW. . . . . . . . . #education #can #befun #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolperks #homeschooler #homeschoolers #homeschoolingrocks #creativelearning #Valencia #Newhall #Saugus #StevensonRanch #SantaClarita #LosAngeles #SimiValley #VEntura #Oxnard #California #Socal #community #family #kids #students #summertime #fieldtrips #roadtrip
Tremendous happiness and peace of mind are the results of loving service to others. -Gordon B. Hinckley ----------- I think that is why having a new baby in the house is so sacred. The whole family spends their time and energy serving this sweet & innocent little spirit and the result is so much joy & peace! Baby's first bath was a family affair - we all gathered around our little guy with loving eyes and it was a real special moment to me. As friends were discussing curriculum the other day I felt a little ill prepared for the coming year. I don't have a calendar arranged or all curriculum decided yet. But then it hit me that this new baby is going to be a huge part of our family's growth and education this year. We will no doubt learn about sorrow as we send him in for surgeries and nurture him afterwards. We will learn more about basic things like time management and patience. We will learn joy as we see this guy grow in strength and skill. We will learn how a family can work together - as the greatest team. And we will learn to be guided better by loving Heavenly Parents and our brother & Savior. I think that curriculum sounds pretty amazing 😉#schooloflife #homeschoolperks #learningtogether
See this little girl? It's bedtime and she's upstairs chasing her sister around instead of sleeping. As I sit here listening to all the clunking and jumping I can feel the frustration building inside of me. It's at times that this that I realize how important my mindset and thoughts are. They affect everything. When I think thoughts like, "why don't my girls ever listen to me?", "So and so is always irresponsible" then my frustration and annoyance increases. Whereas compassionate thoughts like, "going to bed when the sun is still up is hard in the summertime", or "I remember not wanting to go to bed when I was a child" soften my heart towards them so when they do come down and explain that they can't sleep I'll suggest that instead of playing tag that they choose a book to read as a better calming activity. Our thoughts make all the difference in the world! . . . #mindsetiskey #bedtimefun #letthembewild #freespiritedchildhood
💫 My first chalk paint project complete. . . 💥 A garbage picked chair and ottoman snagged. . . 🙌🏼 Repurposing some pallet wood the previous owners left. . . ✅ My first trip to @hobbylobby (how have I not been before?!!!) . . How was your week? Project photos in stories! . . #boonesdotexas #boonetravels2018
My children aren’t always excited to spend time in nature. In fact, within the first 10 minutes I often hear complaining from at least one of my boys, especially on hikes. But I ignore them! Because I know from experience that soon it will pass and they’ll become engaged in their surroundings, marvelling at dragonflies and butterflies, or an army of ants swarming a log. Their imaginations come alive and their energetic souls are quieted as they interact with the magic of nature. Then when I say it’s time to go, I hear, “What?! Already! Can’t we stay longer?” And as we walk to the car, I hear, “Thank you, mommy, for taking us,” and I smile.
What did homeschool look like for you today? Share here! . We went to the @mtkearsargeim (please see previous post), and on the way home we passed a telephone museum. . We HAD to stop because I have a little girl who *loves* telephones. . What a gem! The kids had oodles of fun with the hands-on displays. . Their absolute favorite was the working switchboard! . Plus, they learned history and STEM as they played. . So glad we put aside the afternoon to-do list and stopped here! Thanks @nhtelephonemuseum ! . Click the link under my bio/profile to check out our favorite STEM resources! . https://my-little-poppies.com/stem-resources-for-the-whole-family/ . . #theurgetoconnect
It was an absolutely gorgeous day at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum! . Our tour guide, Larry, was fantastic. The kids had an absolute blast and learned a ton. We could have stayed on the grounds all afternoon- so pretty! . Big, juicy conversations on our way home.. plus we grabbed a couple good books for Coffee and Books this week! . I have another post coming in a sec because we stumbled upon another gem on our way home... . Click the link under my bio/profile to check out our favorite history resources. . https://my-little-poppies.com/homeschool-history/
Simple joys fill you up in a way that nothing else can. They are absolutely loving this super comfortable swing ($30 at Costco!) they’re noticing the sound the leaves make when the wind blows, the sparkly way the sun shines through and the comforting feeling of swinging with your eyes closed. I think hours will be spent out front on this swing and my heart is bursting with happiness for them. Also, I totally want an adult sized version because this one only goes up to 110lbs 😭😂 #lazydays #homeschoolperks #getoutside #letthemplay
Wrapping up our 3 months of homeschool today. I pulled him from school after a very unfortunate incident with his teacher and it was a big transition. I guess being a teacher myself I knew what we needed to to . Every child deserves a learning environment where they feel safe and respected especially from adults !! The school sent home a box of his " work " from September to march and I was just devastated when I went through it's there was very very little work that had been done. Nothing cumulative was in the box , whereby I could see where he had started and/or achieved. I now have to submit an evidence of learning report to the school division for him and I am blown away by what we accomplished in roughly 14 weeks . I know exactly where he is at with learning and understanding . THe current school report cards are a complete joke assessing children between 1-4 with such broad strokes of content. THe report I am preparing has so much more meaning to me. ... to both of us . We explored topics he was interested in like megaladon sharks , we talk about residential schools because he asked about them. Looking back I would have done a lot more hands on fun learning but I was concerned about getting him to grade level in math and language arts. Self guided learning is amazing when you allow your kids to dive into what they are curious about . He is going back to school ( a new city ) in the fall so it will be interesting to follow that journey :)
Have you ever designed your own history curriculum - customized to your kids? It's easier than you think! Learn the five steps I take to do just that in this article: https://happyhomeschoolnest.com/blog/how-to-create-your-own-middle-school-history-curriculum #homeschool #ihsnet #homeschooling #homeschoolrocks #lifeofahomeschooler #homeschoollife #homeschoolmoms #homeed #homeeducation #homeeducator #homeschooler #homeschoolperks #homeschoolmama #homeschoolkids #homeschoolfun #homeschoolfamily #homeschoolfamilylife #becausehomeschool
A review of the You ARE an Artist Clubhouse Membership! "Do you have a budding artist in your home? A child who loves to draw and create pictures? How about a homeschooler looking for an easy way to implement art in your home? If you answered yes to any of these questions then the You Are an Artist Clubhouse Membership is for you! It is truly an art lesson treasure trove!" by Heidi @hmc3898 at The Curriculum Choice: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/you-are-an-artist-clubhouse-membership-review/ Latest at #thecurriculumchoice #homeschoolreview #YouAREanArtist
Anyone else have a challenging time in math class? I remember being so restless and frustrated that I was fearful for teachers to even call on me 🤦🏻‍♀️. Through my journey of #HomeEducation , I’ve wholeheartedly learned that math is not an isolated subject that only exists during class time. Math is part of everything around us and there is excitement in identifying the connections🍃. I’m so thankful for @teachingtextbooks , my boys will gladly complete one or two lessons a day and still enjoyably learn #math in a hundred other ways— all day long. Math is suddenly very exciting and understanding even small pieces of it together, makes us feel courageous 🙌. Our family has used this program for over 7 years! This #curriculum is a game changer and helped my children build a healthy relationship with math 💚. #notsponsored just keeping it 💯 . . #homeschool   #homeschooling #letthemexplore #homeschoolperks   #learningathome #365homeschool #homeschoollife #mathisfun #teachingtextbooks #militaryfamily #numeracy   #homeschoolingmom #momblogger #naturalchildhood #homeeducator #boymom  #momofboys #boymomlife #multicultural #mixedfamily #mixedboys #militaryfamily #homeschooldays #lovingtheordinarymoments #blackhomeschoolers   #thepassportacademy
Mia made some big girl decisions today... . . Never let anyone dull your sparkle baby girl. 💎 #newholesinherears
With your homeschool planning stop thinking in grids… start thinking in lists. *** If you strip the content off of the lesson plan grids what you find you have is basically a list of lessons or tasks to do for each and every subject. And if you put the lists for math, and spelling, and history, and Bible into your teacher binder then each day when you sit down to work turn to the math list and do the next thing. Then if you are doing history that day turn to the history list and do the next thing. And then the spelling list. *** You still have a plan. You will still likely get ahead on one list and feel like you are lagging behind on another. But (and this is big) you won’t have the book marks and messy Xs because you have eliminated the grid. *** You can even write the date the assignment was completed next to it on the list if you need to report to some kind of overlord governing body with lesson plans. *** But then if you have to take some time off for some reason or do partial days, your list will be waiting patiently for you when you return. Non-dated and non-judgmental about your progress (I hate feeling judged by inanimate objects.)
What did homeschool look like for you today? Share here! . Our co-op had a wonderful visit to the NH State House today! . (The kids enjoyed some hide-and-seek-tag after our visit!) . Click the link under my bio/profile to check out our favorite history resources. . https://my-little-poppies.com/homeschool-history/
Last ones - promise!!! Exhibition Night ittie bitties performing Shakespeare! Swipe to see how adorable these #kids are! .......Best part....YOU can join in the fun and success too! Link in BIO for #summer classes! ........#Fall will be here soon! What’s YOU’RE plan? Too early to know? Well, check us out! #learn . . . . . . . . #education #can #befun #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolperks #homeschooler #homeschoolers #homeschoolingrocks #creativelearning #Valencia #Newhall #Saugus #StevensonRanch #SantaClarita #LosAngeles #SimiValley #VEntura #Oxnard #California #Socal #community #family #students
When you are getting back in your workout groove and someone hands you a slice of pizza... not gonna lie... I took a pretend bite. Back to work. 😍😂
SO excited to make this official!  The United States Air Force Band of the West is coming to SQUILT LIVE!  The band, led by their conductor, Major Dave Alpar, will play the music of Sousa for our students and also have a Q&A session. Not a LIVE! member? Join here: http://www.squiltmusic.com/squilt-live-music-appreciation
Chef kayla servin up lunch for momma!! She makes a mess and knows when she cooks, she will clean it up! #lifeskills #homeschoolperks #cookingkids #creativity #pasta #inthekitchen #feedmeseymore #stayathomemomlife
We are currently about a week away from finishing up grades 9, 8, and 7. I guess by year 11 I could consider myself a seasoned pro at this homeschool stuff, but it’s quite the contrary. Time has taught me that as soon as I think I have figured it out, something or someone’s needs change. One thing I do know for sure, is that my girls have been given more time to explore their own interests being at home then they ever would in a traditional school. From baking, sewing, knitting, crafting, photography, and cake decorating, (to name a few) they have tried their hands at many things. They are independent even though I am home with them, having learned to feed themselves, look after the pets, do household chores, and take the initiative the research things and try them. Yes, the book work needs to get done, but our children need to be taught so many other skills - and mostly, how to think, learn, and do for themselves. I am so thankful for the time we have had and continue to have together. It isn’t always easy, but the rewards far outweigh the trials.❤️#homeschoolers #homeschoolperks #ighsmoms #homeschoolersofig #raisethemup
This boy loves this trucks. We spent almost a half hour admiring this digger while waiting for the library to open. . . . #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolmoments #digger #trucks #boy #boymom #boysandtheirtoys #outside #library #letthembelittle #unschooling #unschool #homeschoolperks
Their personalities are all so very different and it shows! Bella wanted to be safe so she is holding Jonah's arm. Although he wasn't thrilled with the idea, he tolerated it because "boys protect girls." Ellie, with her own style, dancing along to the music in her head and Gabriella trying her hardest to be a big kid with them. Love my babies.
Three Computer Games I Almost Always Allow "Here are three of our favorite computer games. Our kids love them and they are wonderfully relaxing educational options for ages 8 to adult" by Annie Kate: https://www.thecurriculumchoice.com/three-computer-games-almost-always-allow/ #thecurriculumchoice #homeschoolreview
Did a little hike at Hempstead Lake yesterday. The weather was gorgeous! #empirepass #homeschoolperks
No shame in my game! First Texas garbage picked furniture success! . ✅ All but office boxes unpacked. ✅ New vent added in our gigantic bedroom andddd garage ventilated. ✅ First trip to Hobby Lobby complete. ✅ All furniture purchased and put together including.... . . We garbage picked this chair while buying a chest of drawers. Add in a piece of foam that cost $6 and a cushion that we no longer need, and bam! Awesome chair! . . No shame in my game - hands up my garbage picking sisters!! 👋👋 Solidarity 🤣🤣 . . #boonetravels2018 #boonesdotexas #frugallivin #garbagepickin
My bookends.💙 Both boys enjoy cuddling and non-stop talking. I’m so glad they have this brief window called childhood to share all day, every day with each other.
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