Holly Jolly Christmas I

It’s Christmas time in our home school! We have pulled out all the boxes of decorations. Let the Christmas decorating begin. Pictures come off the walls and knick-knacks come off the shelves to be replaced by Christmas wreaths, stuffed bears, and all kinds of “Christmasy” decor. We love Christmas in our house.

Learning from the Pilgrims & Puritans

My challenge to you this year to learn the WHOLE story, if you don’t already know it, of this little Separatist congregation that sailed from England on the Mayflower. 

‘Tis the Season to be Thankful

Our lives are filled with evidence of God’s kindness. People do all kinds of nice things for us that we take for granted, but we tend to zero in on what people did not do to meet our expectations. Most of us, if we spent time with our children, would really like them, but so often we focus on the negative with our children, and, husbands too. People will pull away from other people who are negative, so be a fountain of blessing and positive words. Don’t take anything for granted. Notice the smallest act, the tiniest detail, giving thanks to everyone for everything. 

Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

It’s time for Thanksgiving again and one of my favorite things to eat: turkey. I don’t know which is better: the Thanksgiving feast or the leftover turkey sandwiches with a glass of milk.

Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

found a recipe for pumpkin muffins as a young bride preparing for her first Thanksgiving meal far away from home.

I adapted the recipe to make it moister.

These taste like mini pumpkin pies! Yummy.

Merey’s Conference Review: Ultimate Homeschool Expo

Conventions online require you to have internet access. That’s all you need. The Ultimate Homeschool Expo sessions are on Blog Talk Radio, a site that airs online radio shows. You don’t have to park, shove through the crowds, wait in long lines, push your stroller, and rush from workshop to session. You can settle down in your favorite chair with a cup of tea and soak in the wisdom of your favorite homeschool speakers.

Christmas Unit Studies

December is the perfect month to take a break from the schoolwork grind and try a unit study! 

Merey’s Curriculum Review: Latina Christiana

​It is my personal goal to teach one year of Latin to each of my children when they are middle school age. Using Latina Christiana I: Introduction to Christian Latin by Cheryl Lowe was a great experience for my family. In the past, my older daughters used a computer Latin curriculum that we thought was great. This was even better.

Stock Up for Thanksgiving & Christmas

​Oh, dear friends, here it is already November. It is time to buy, buy, buy, shop, shop, shop. Or is it? If you are like me, this holiday season finds my wallet with a lot less money inside it this year. I am having to modify my spending, which means that I will have to modify my celebrating.