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Breaking my Phone Addiction in 2018

  Last year I came wonder if I had an addiction to my phone.  It was after reading this article about smartphone use in teens. The research findings disturbed me.  The idea of giving kids phones never set right with me, but I had never heard anyone really articulate why.   The author spoke about […] Read more…

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Our First Grade Learning Plan

Well, here it is!   The post where I tell you guys what materials and curriculum we are using for first grade.  We have dropped things I was just sure we would love, while picking up some unexpected additions.  Charlotte Mason is still the main theme, but we have incorporated some other methods too.  Our […] Read more…

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A Tour of our Homeschool Space

One of my greatest fears about becoming a homeschool mom was having a chaotic home.  I had heard a lot of negative stories about how messy homeschool was going to make my house. And frankly, being shut up in a messy house with three kids all day and no time to do normal housework sounded […] Read more…

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Evelyn’s Retro Toddler Room

HELLO! Wow, January was a long time ago.  I need to start blogging like it’s 2011 again.  (Good goal for 2018…Blog Like It Is 2011.) When people post pictures of rooms I generally skip the words and go straight to the scrolling, but sometimes I do go back and read the blah, blah, blah at […] Read more…

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Our 2017 Homeschool Re-do

Well, here we are, in 2017, beginning this second week of the new year with a homeschool re-do! Last August we had planned to start K.K. in kindergarten, but I went in unprepared in every way.  To make a very long story short, we quit after two weeks and I was low-key depressed about it […] Read more…

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Christmas 2016

Wow, getting this post out every year is a lot like getting Christmas cards out.  It’s not ever as perfect as I want it to be, but by golly, it gets done!  By the sheer willpower of my ISTJ personality type.  Easier and possibly even a little sloppier every year.  (Last year’s post didn’t make […] Read more…

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