My husband instituted a new tradition in our house this past week…Pie Friday. Really he just wanted an excuse to have pumpkin pie for breakfast. The kids rose up and called him blessed. Forget Black Friday….it’s Pie Friday! I don’t know about you, but I love the holidays, and I love holiday traditions. It’s what I remember most about being a kid, and it’s one of the things I enjoy most about being a parent. Here are a few favorites in our house: Birthdays Breakfast in Bed – We all pile in the...

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There are quite a few Cyber Monday deals floating around out there, but here are a few you may not have noticed that would be a good choice… Amazon – Books are always a good choice, and right now you can receive 30% off any book at Amazon by using the code HOLIDAY30 at checkout. Rapha House – I love the ministry of Rapha House, and today you can get 50% off with code CYBER50. So if you’re looking for a Christmas gift that will help a great cause, consider shopping at Rapha House today. We Choose Virtues –...

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Don’t miss out on these great sales during Cyber Monday! Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention – save $10 on the family rate with code ONEDAYSAVE10. Your entire family can attend for $45 for the event. If you’ve already registered individually, you will be able to upgrade your registration I went to this last year and really enjoyed it. Of course it’s a little smaller than the Great Homeschool Convention, but the majority of the “big” vendors are there, and the workshops were great. Plus, for me...

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This is an overview of our curriculum choices for the year. Stay tuned for additional posts highlighting why I chose many of these. I also want to mention that we are part of a Classical Conversations community, which is a community of parents homeschooling using the Classical Model. Classical Conversations (CC) provides a lot of what we need. As a result, some of the curriculum listed below is not completely “necessary” in addition to what we already get with CC, (i.e. history and science), but we choose to do a little extra....

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Each year, I’m determined to come up with some gift ideas for the kids that won’t end up in the trash or at the Goodwill within a year. When I make our Christmas list, I shop around (usually online), read reviews, and try to pick at least one unique gift that I think will be a hit. Through the years, I’ve bought some losers, but we have ended up with quite a few that are long lasting favorites at our house. Consider these for your holiday list this year – I think you’ll be glad you did! Perplexus –...

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