Feast for the Famous | Celebration of Books | Term 2

A couple of weeks ago we enjoyed our second Feast for the Famous dinner celebrating the good books we had read during term two of our grade 3 and grade 4 year. We utilize Ambleside Online as well as Beautiful Feet Books A History of Science.  The boys picked out ten characters from our various

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A History of Science | BFB | Update

Our minds have been delighting in the beautiful stories we have been enjoying from Beautiful Feet Books’ A History of Science book package. It is a beautifully curated collection of books, with a thoughtfully laid out guide. I first mentioned A History of Science back when we started the school year. At that point we

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Winter Camping

“Mommy, how cold would I need to be to freeze to death?” He had asked me this question as we basked in the heat of the campfire but at 4 in the morning, literally hanging out amongst the trees, the question was enough to draw me from the warmth of my sleeping bag and hammock to

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How does a mother make the years count?

My eldest is days away from turning ten, which came with a loving reminder from a friend that he has less years left with us than he has spent with us. The thought of that both makes me want to hold him tighter, and resolve to be more intentional with the years we have remaining.

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When You Give a Boy a Shovel | When Children Play

I am amazed at what children are capable of when children play. The past couple of weeks have found the boys devoting many hours and burgeoning muscles to, what they are calling, their bomb shelter. Schemed up and labored over entirely alone. Tucked in a little tree line on our property – in other words,

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Faithfulness in Little Things

Faithfulness in Little Things A little thing is a little thing. But faithfulness in little things is a great thing. – Hudson Taylor I find this truth to be one of the hardest to embrace – in part because the little things are so mundane and unglamorous, and in part due to how hard being

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How to Make Extra Money as a Homeschool Mom

A big challenge to homeschool families can be the single income, and the question of how to make extra money as a homeschool mom (or dad, in some cases!) can be a struggle. There are so many variables to take in to account- from time, resources, skills, interests, fears and goals. I know so many

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