Monthly Archives: July 2013

Homeschool Fun

A fun video to lighten your day. Enjoy your time off!

Enjoy the Next Two Weeks

We will be taking the next two weeks off, beginning the August curriculum during the first full week of August. We have out-of-town company coming and then my husband will be taking a few children with him on a trip the week after while I finish the 2013-14 OH preparations. Have a blessed couple of  Read more »

Learn from a Mom of Twelve

There are many things I wish I knew when my children were young. Read this article by Charlotte Siems for the summary: http://charlottesiems.com/practical-tips-to-help-moms-enjoy-their-kids-childhood

August Curriculum is now available!

The August 2013 curriculum is available for purchase! We have a fun month planned full of learning. We believe we have fixed some of the credit card processing difficulties. When you purchase your subscription (click “subscribe” on the right-hand column), you will receive an e-mail receipt and an e-mail from us with a link to  Read more »

What Homeschoolers Do on Car Trips

As promised, here are suggestions for how to capitalize on car time during family vacations—or even when running around town Audio Books: We love to listen to books that are downloaded or on CD in the car. The best candidates are those read with appropriate accents. We love Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner read in the droll British  Read more »

Traveling and Learning

Homeschoolers are infamous for turning family vacations into field trips. But with our philosophy of simply living life with our children we don’t have to label our trips in educational terms to see the value of family travel. Summer is a traditional time for taking road trips. Even if you are just going to stay  Read more »

Prayer Request

During the next few weeks I wil be working on OH for the 2013-14 year. It is both a priveledge and a responsibility to produce this curriculum. I have shared before that I often feel inadequate for the task and humbled by the trust you put in me. Throughout this process I ask: For your  Read more »

Summer Writing

We stumbled on an excellent language arts idea this summer that I want to share with you. In preparation more self-directed study I purchased composition notebooks for all the children. Rainbow Resource carries elementary lined notebooks for the youngest writers, but the others got the normal discount store variety. At the top of each page,  Read more »

Happy Independence Day!

We’re enjoying a picnic with some of our favorite people today and hope you enjoy your celebration of the birth of our country! Don’t forget to include your children in your preparations. It’s an important part of their “education” and a relationship builder as well. (And try to stay cool!)

A Day in the Life of the Murphys

Debra asked: I would LOVE to know what a typical day looks like for you (I.e. waking, chores, school, length of reading aloud, play, lunch:). Pretty much I would love to be a fly on the wall:). I consider myself to be a generally organized person. I like order and definitely strive for it. I  Read more »