Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 26

Saying Goodbye to Survival Mode – A book review

Saying Goodbye to Survival Mode

Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy of the book in e-book format in exchange for my honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. As a long-time fan of Crystal Paine’s blog, Money Saving Mom, I was thrilled to be a part of her launch team for her newest book released this week, …

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Jan 24

Homeschooling Essentials – Day 5 – A Support System

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Updated: March 16, 2014 (affiliate link included) What is Support? Dictionary.com defines support as follows, sup·port 1. to bear or hold up (a load, mass, structure, part, etc.); serve as a foundation for. 2. to sustain or withstand (weight, pressure, strain, etc.) without giving way; serve as a prop for. 3. to undergo or endure, especially with patience or submission; tolerate. 4. to sustain (a person, the mind, spirits, courage, etc.) under trial or affliction: They supported him throughout his ordeal. 5. to maintain (a person, family, establishment, institution, etc.) by supplying with things necessary to existence; provide for: to support a family. After reading through these definitions, I would definitely say that a homeschooling mom or dad needs support. Our culture tells us we can do it all, have it all and be happy, but …

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Jan 23

Homeschooling Essentials – Day 4 – A Sense of Humor

Sense of humor

  How do you homeschool with a sense of humor? How do you teach your crowd without getting down? How do you keep an element of good humor? An ice cream man?  A joke book?  A clown? – Sung to the tune of Maria from The Sound of Music The nun Maria in The Sound …

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Jan 22

Homeschooling Essentials – Day 3 – Curriculum, or not?

affiliate links included in this post Once you have prepared your heart and made a plan you are ready to consider curriculum. There are those that rely solely on the library for free educational material, those that create wonderful printables, worksheets and unit studies totally on their own,  those who choose to use a boxed curriculum that sends you everything …

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Jan 21

Homeschooling Essentials – Day 2 – A Plan

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Some affiliate links are included in this post Why is a plan important? Over the years, I have found that one of the most essential ingredients to a successful school in our home is having a written plan. When it comes to organizing things on paper and working out a plan, I get goosebumps! I love …

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Jan 20

Homeschooling Essentials – Day 1 – A Prepared Heart

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Today I want to share with you the first post in a five-day series on things we see as essentials in our homeschool. I will be linking up to some fellow bloggers who have some great wisdom and resources for you. The first topic is all about preparing your heart to homeschool. Our History As …

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Jan 18

5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials Series Coming Next Week!

I am so excited to join my blogging friends at the Schoolhouse Review Crew to share a blog hop with you on Homeschooling Essentials next week. We have all challenged ourselves to write five posts about things we consider to be essential to our homeschool. Join us Monday through Friday next week as we share …

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Jan 18

A Survey of the World – The Churches of Cappadocia

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     I last left our reading audience in Turkey, having our toes tickled by fish and titillating the taste buds with turkish delight.  I apologize for the long delay between the last Turkey post and this one.  Your fingers and toes must be really wrinkled from being in that Turkish spa all this time.  In …

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Jan 15

Do You Watch the Winter Olympics? – Resources to Make it More Fun

Olympics

  Today I am excited to share with you some neat resources I found to help you make watching the Winter Olympics more fun and educational to boot. Our family spends a lot of time watching our team strive for the gold. We look forward to the winter sports even more than the summer sports. …

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Jan 09

Conversaving’s Best Posts of 2013

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  A mission trip to India, our first year on the Schoolhouse Review Crew, homeschooling a middle-schooler for the first time. This was a monumental year for our family. Here are some of the posts you liked best! I thought it would be fun to do a countdown. I included the thirteen most viewed posts …

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