Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

Did you know that Wednesday morning’s lunar eclipse was the first blue moon total lunar eclipse in the U.S. since March 1866? That’s around when the Civil War ended! To mark the occasion, we decided to wake up super early on my hubby’s birthday and go out on the boat. It was a frigid 32…

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Tour of Our Evolving Homeschool Classroom

So I was sharing some pictures of our homeschooling classroom (our sunporch), and I figured after spending so much time flipping through albums trying to find them, I really ought to share some in one post.   Our space is constantly evolving with materials and as my kids age and their needs change. But every…

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Color Tablets Nature Matching

I wanted to do a quick throwback Thursday post today. So many activities that we do get shared on Instagram but never make it to the blog. But these photos are too pretty not to show again. As an easy extension to the color tablets box 3 (arguably the most exciting of the color tablet…

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Don’t Stop Me Now: Grammar Symbols

Cause I’m having a good time…  Oh man I love me some Montessori materials. EVEN when they’re a little wonky. I ordered a set of grammar symbols off of Amazon (I know but Prime). Not only did they not arrive in two days (gasp), but they arrived damaged. You can’t really tell because it’s just…

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My Word for 2018: “Stupid”

Many of my friends have adopted word motivators for themselves for 2018. New year, new encouragement — some words I’ve seen chosen are strong, hope, determination, explore and simplify; these words are meant to inspire change for those who want to better their lives in some way. For 2018 my word to inspire change in…

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We Loved This Activity Doodle Workbook

My reluctant reader, my little artist, my highly-distractible, seven-year-old girl-child fell in love with I Can Doodle Rhymes by Travis Foster. With it she worked on her handwriting, decoding and doodling for a solid two hours. Then my nine-year-old with dyslexia caught wind of her excitement and wanted to try too. After a quick sibling argument over…

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Christmas Tree Practical Life

Happy 9th Day of Christmas! We still have our tree up and Christmas works on our shelves, and before the season is over, I wanted to share this sweet, evergreen work I found on Etsy from the shop Knotty Baby Boutique. It’s been a favorite as far as buttoning goes. There’s also an element of matching….

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Montessori Parts of Speech: Grammar Stamps

A couple months back, I scored a free (with postage) set of grammar stamps from one of the Montessori resell groups. The stamps had apparently seen a lot of use love over the years. I think they normally retail around $30 new from Alison’s, but I can’t resist a good bargain. Actually, a lot of people…

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Toy Review: Engino Inventor Building Set

My goodness what a trying week we have had around these parts. Chalk it up to homeschooling ignorance / over ambition — aka just because homeschooling affords your family with lots of free time, this doesn’t always mean you should sign your kids all up for eleventy-billion extracurricular activities. Oh sure, it’s possible. And yes…

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