Yearly Archives: 2013

2013 Advent Ideas

It’s the first week of Advent and the beginning of December. This year we did not create a special Advent download (sorry!) because we ran into unexpected events in November—two funerals and two unplanned trips. I did did want to share a couple of simple resources I am using with the children this month in  Read more »

Thanksgiving Cookie Idea

Since many of our children aren’t big fans of pies, we’re going to try these pumpkin-flavored cookies. We even found a cool leaf cookie cutter to use to cut them out. Pumpkin Roll-out Cookies I’ll post pictures of our creations to the Facebook page.

December 2013 Overview

For those who are subscribers or will subscribe on the 15th . . . the December  Overview will be e-mailed on Saturday, November 16. I (Kara) will be out of town on the 15th which will delay my being able to send it. Thank you for your understanding. P.S. How’s November going?

Thanksgiving Bonus

We hope you enjoy this free book study based on the book Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness. What Are OH Book Studies? The primary method for teaching our children is conversation. The second is reading aloud. Book studies combine these key methods as we talk with our children about the books we read aloud. Each  Read more »

Let’s Discuss: The Artful Parent chapter 2

One of our optional books for Mom’s reading this year is The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art & Creativity by Jean Van’t Hul. Read my review here. Over the next few months, let’s read and discuss this resource to see what we can learn from it and how we can apply it  Read more »

November Overview NOW Available

November OH is ready. I’m looking forward to enjoying this coming month’s books, especially as we prepare for family visits over Thanksgiving weekend. If you purchased in October, your credit card has been automatically be charged and you should receive the link from me in the next 24-48 hours. We have a fun month planned.  Read more »

Preschooler Autumn Book Suggestion

We read a cute book that we found in our local library last week. The text is very simple, too simple for an Organic Homeschooling curriculum book, but it makes a sweet read aloud. Although I picked it up for my two- and four-year-olds, the older children enjoyed the gentle humor as well. It is  Read more »

Let’s Discuss: The Artful Parent chapter 1

One of our optional books for Mom’s reading this year is The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art & Creativity by Jean Van’t Hul. Read my review here. Over the next few months, let’s read and discuss this resource to see what we can learn from it and how we can apply  Read more »

Handwriting ABCs

Learning to write can be either a great adventure or a terrible bore. The quickest way to frustrate a young child is to set him down to handwriting pages and expect him to fill lines of paper with the same letter. Before you begin the handwriting workbook, check make sure your child has the fine  Read more »

October Overview is NOW AVAILABLE!

October OH is up and and ready. I apologize for the slight delay. Travel and a stomach flu slowed us. If you purchased in Sept, your credit card will automatically be charged and you should receive the link from me in the next 24-48 hours. We have a fun month planned. Come join the fun!