Charlotte Mason, Homeschooling, Montessori

Homeschooling Month 1- Complete!

This post contains affiliate links.  If you make a purchase through one of these links I will receive compensation (at no additional cost to you).  This helps me to continue my blogging efforts and I greatly appreciate your support of my blog on this way. We have officially completed our first month of homeschooling.  This… Continue reading Homeschooling Month 1- Complete!

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One Last School Night…

(I wrote this last night.  Some thoughts and reflections on the last two years of being a "school mom" with a chronic illness and of the start of our homeschool time)  We had Kindergarten graduation today.  The kids have one last day of school tomorrow.  Which means one last school night.  Maybe for a long… Continue reading One Last School Night…

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Big changes in our family!!

I've been kind of quiet from blogging lately.  This has partly been because I'm working like crazy but mostly because I've been trying to soak up every moment I can with my son.  Because... We are homeschoolers no more!!! In July my son started talking about being lonely and missing his time at the local… Continue reading Big changes in our family!!

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Montessori Monday: Craft Stick Puzzles!

  Welcome back to Montessori Monday!  I've been neglecting the blog lately because I've been so bogged down with work.  I wanted to take a break today and share this great activity with you though! This is a work we've had out for a few months now but my son was never really interested in… Continue reading Montessori Monday: Craft Stick Puzzles!

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Montessori Monday- Color Gradient Matching

Happy Montessori Monday everyone.  Today I'm going to show you one of my favorite activities that can be made for FREE! This is a classic Montessori PreK activity that children continue to enjoy and benefit from as they get older.  We began this activity with my son at around 18 months and now at 4.5 years… Continue reading Montessori Monday- Color Gradient Matching

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Montessori Monday- new classroom setup

My husband had been working an overnight job so we had all our homeschool stuff set up in the living room.  That way he could sleep in our son's room during the day because it's super quiet and the master is right on the same side as a busy road and it's loud.  He's working days… Continue reading Montessori Monday- new classroom setup

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Montessori Mondays: Color time!

We have been working on learning and matching colors around here lately and I wanted to share some of it with you all.  One of the activities we have been working on is so simple to create and was always a favorite in classrooms and my son loves it.  I'll let the pictures do the… Continue reading Montessori Mondays: Color time!

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Montessori Mondays: School Days

(note- if you want to see the practical ways of how we are doing a home preschool right now scroll on down, the following is my backstory) Sometimes I feel like a big hypocrite.  I have worked with kids- especially birth- 2nd grade-  since I was 12.  I worked in a Montessori preschool for 6… Continue reading Montessori Mondays: School Days

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Montessori Mondays: Potty Time!

We are almost completely out of diapers!  This is a very strange phase for me to come to- I sell cloth diapers for a living... Cloth diaper people actually kind of like diapers- what with all the cute patterns, different styles and ease of use. We are pretty much down to diapers at night (although… Continue reading Montessori Mondays: Potty Time!

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Montessori Mondays: You’re Montessori and AP?!?!

Before I was a parent I heard about Attachment Parenting and thought it was crazy.  Then I got pregnant and started learning more about it and thought it still sounded a but too extreme for me.  And then I held my precious baby in my arms and 25 months later we are DEFINITELY an Attachment… Continue reading Montessori Mondays: You’re Montessori and AP?!?!