The Two Facts

Tracy / October 23, 2012

Paul has been creating little videos for our children to learn their multiplication facts. They watch them each day during our school time. We thought we would share with all of you! (Hopefully, we’ll have more soon. :D)

Teach Your Child to Read– Phonics/Reading Phonics
Tracy / October 10, 2012

We are asked about the phonics curriculum we use quite often. Honestly, most things change from year to year, but we have managed to find a few “keepers”. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons remains our main phonics curriculum. Years ago, when we first started to think about homeschooling our children, this was suggested by my uncle…

Read More

Homeschooling Updates…

Tracy / October 9, 2012

A quick post this morning! It’s fall….that means we’re reworking our homeschool day. We’ve thrown out the things that didn’t work to replace them with new ideas, projects, and supplies. This year, I’ve found some great things at the Dollar Tree. This little puzzle was one of several we picked up. I think Target normally has some really nice little…

Read More

Jessica’s 1st Art Class Drawing

Courtney has started taking Matthew and Jessica to art classes on Friday. They are having a great time! This is Jessica’s 1st drawing:

Budding Violinist

Tracy / December 27, 2011

Emma just completed her first term in violin lessons! She’s been playing frequently….I’ll admit I’m humming that “eggs, eggs, eggs” song, all day, on most days.

Cooking With the Boys

Tracy / November 30, 2011

Homeschooling isn’t all about books and essays. Most of the time, the best teaching happens as you go on, about your daily life. Since we began homeschooling (which feels like the beginning of time now!), we have tried to include the children in our day-to-day activities. Some of these things seem so routine, it’s hard to remember to include our…

Read More

Memorizing Scripture

Tracy / October 21, 2011

Paul and I have been trying to add more Scripture memory to our daily, family routine. I’ve prayed over how to begin- and came up with a few fun ideas focused mostly on our younger children. One, was to make flashcards of a Bible verse for each letter of the alphabet. The Lord really blessed me when last week, rather…

Read More

Tadpoles and Homeschooling

Tadpoles and homeschooing make sweet memories on a spring afternoon. Ben brought me his latest “find” in the backyard. He says they tickle his hand when they swim. He is constantly bringing in some critter. He watches and learns. He asks lots of questions and I’ll admit, I don’t always know the answers so we look together. One of my…

Read More

Cooking Class

Tracy / February 12, 2011

Timothy (8) has an interest in cooking. Not just any interest, but I think if it’s possible, he could be a budding “foodie”, even at his young age. He’s had this fascination since he was about 3…always right under me while I’m cooking…always asking questions. It’s not at all uncommon to walk into the family room on a morning when…

Read More


Tracy / August 12, 2010

I have spent the better part of this week bent over the computer keyboard working on an Excel spreadsheet. My dear Paul, and very sweet Mother, have told me for years that this would be the best way to create a schedule for everyone. Being the pencil, and paper girl that I am, I resisted with every mention of the…

Read More

July 22nd, 2010

I started this week with grand plans… We’re finishing two (count ’em TWO) websites. One is just for homeschoolers, the other for our church– We’re almost done with the church site, and the other at least has a header graphic (thanks to Courtney). One of my biggest plans, was to finish really fleshing out family goals for the older children…

Read More