Perispato Mysteries

In these final days of waiting in joyful hope for the coming of the Prince of Peace, I sometimes find myself having to fight a rising wave of anxiety as I consider what still needs to be done before the blessed day arrives. Presents to buy, make, and wrap. Menus to plan. Parties to attend….

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Homeschooling in November is Hard

It’s November. Traditionally a month of homeschool burnout. Because it looks sad outside. Because it’s dark. Because we are being bombarded with images of Christmas cheer and screaming deals and so many things we want but can’t afford. Because we feel like we have to create an awesome Advent and Christmas and that is just around…

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Teaching the Catholic Faith in Our Homeschool

These are my favorite resources for teaching the Catholic faith to my kiddos. Catechisms   St. Patrick’s Summer: A Children’s Adventure Catechism  (Marigold Hunt) A fun approach to the Catechism in storybook format. The children in the story are visited by Saints who deliver catechism lessons and tell exciting stories from the history of the Church. A…

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Sandbox Scientist: Real Science Activities for Little Kids {Book Review}

If you’ve been following my posts on scheduling, you may have noticed that Thomas and Henry have a block called “Science Box Time.” This is a time of open ended science exploration facilitated by the handy little book Sandbox Scientist: Real Science Activities for Little Kids. I first discovered this book when I randomly checked…

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Homeschooling with Preschoolers: Plan for 2014-2015

I’m trying something new this year. I’ll have a 4th grader that I’m starting more formal work with, a 1st grader who will be doing very light school, a preschooler who is just along for the ride, and halfway through the year I’ll have a newborn. And possibly a nervous breakdown. I’ll keep you posted….

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