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Weekly Wrap-up: Wait…I Know This Story!

This weeks title is a quote from Oldest while I was reading about Napoleon. Oldest had just finished reading Genevieve Foster's marvelous Augusts Caesar's World. The previous week we had discussed the unofficial First Triumvirate of which Julius Caesar was... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Snow Week

Last Friday the boys busied themselves with building a rather poor model of The Spirit of St. Louis. Despite the poor quality of the kit we did finally manage to get the little plane to fly. However, every landing turned... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Apples and Bonding Moments

  Last Friday we enjoyed a visit from my sweet friend and her two Littles (you can meet Yoga Mom and crew here.) We managed to swap a few tales and enjoy each other's fellowship between all the children underfoot. Middle Boy was so... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: The Bittersweet Last

Motherhood is full of wonderful beautiful moments. Nothing compares to holding your child for the first time, the first tentative smile, first steps and words. Motherhood is a privileged witness to triumphant moments from the first precious moments of... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Curriculum Edition

For a July in Kentucky we've enjoyed some near perfect weather...though we could do with a bit of rain. Despite it being our second week of school we've spent some time outside this week enjoying the mild weather and friends. So,... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Spring Dreams and Turkey Dinner

Warm spring-like weather arrived this week beckoning us to wander outside, ride bikes, and search for emerging blooms. Once again, due to nice weather and a few other interruptions our week did not go as planned. Not really a big... Continue Reading →

Getting Back to Normal and Curriculum Choices

Most schools are winding down for the year and getting ready for a break. After some discussion with my husband we decided to embark on year round schooling. This week we finished up our first week of the 2013-14 school year. Life... Continue Reading →

Venusian Volcanos and Lego Swords

Our science studies (Apologia's Astronomy) took us to Venus and Earth this past month. We also managed to combine some history and art into our science labs this time...always nice when projects and disciplines can be combined! Our first science project... Continue Reading →

Building History with Legos

I really did not want the Legos in the school room but we had no place to put them. The little plastic bricks were in this room before we transformed it into our school room and to my dismay there was... Continue Reading →

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