Why Teach Them Diligently Convention? #hsttd

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It's homeschool conference season and the time to start planning for the coming homeschool year. There has only been one conference that has truly resonated with our families vision. Teach Them Diligently Convention encourages and offers support to families that strive to make discipleship a priority in the home. It's a conference that stands upon Biblical foundations and while it definitely covers the academic side of … [Read more...]

Disney Magic Cruise – Days at Sea #DCLTexas

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It's hard to believe it has been a few weeks since we sailed away for 7 days on the Disney Magic cruise out of Galveston, Texas. The best part of our 7 night Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic was our 3 full days at sea! Some might think that 3 full days on a cruise ship would tend to get boring, but there was so much to do that our days filled up quickly. Despite our full schedule, we also had the luxury of RELAXING. … [Read more...]

There’s So Much To Be Thankful For

31 Days of Thanks

  Thanksgiving is less than a week away. I love the month of November, it's a great time of year to teach our children to be thankful and to serve. Our favorite Thanksgiving tradition is our thankful tree, we make a tree with twigs in a clear glass vase. We write something we are thankful for on the leaves and hang them on the tree. Much like a Christmas tree where you might add a few new ornaments each … [Read more...]

Homeschooling Through the Holidays – Lapbooking

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What is a Lapbook?  A lap book or lapbook is a type of single-subject book created by a student  to organize and display what they are learning. Think scrapbooking for a particular topic with lots of hands-on learning fun! As a mom of boys, I have found lapbooking to be the perfect learning tool, especially for little ones A lap book generally consists of a file folder that you open and fold so that it looks like … [Read more...]

Homeschooling Through the Holidays – Baking

Cooking with Kids! Lessons to learn in the kitchen!

Over the next two weeks I will be sharing some of the ways that we homeschool through the holidays. If you missed previous posts, you can view them all here.Today’s topic in the 10 day series is Baking / Cooking with children!   With all of the baking and cooking happening in the kitchen during the holidays, we might as well put some little helpers to work and teach them a thing or two while we're at it! The … [Read more...]

Schooling Through The Holidays – Crafts

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Over the next two weeks I will be sharing some of the ways that we school through the holidays. If you missed previous posts, you can view them all here. Today's theme in the 10 day series is CRAFTING! I can honestly say that we do more crafts during the holiday months than we do the entire year. Since we take a break from our formal lessons, we have more time to do crafts and science projects that we might not have … [Read more...]

Schooling Through The Holidays – Nature Study

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No matter how hard we try to slow things down during the holidays, there is still so much to be done between home keeping, entertaining, decorating, projects, baking, gifts, crafts and schooling... the holiday months can get extremely full and become rushed and chaotic. Years ago we decided to take some time to truly enjoy the season from Thanksgiving to New Years. It's my favorite time of the year, so slowing it down … [Read more...]

10 Free LEGO Apps – Movie Maker, Lego City, Ninjago, AWOB

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My boys love playing with LEGO apps, especially the (new to us) LEGO® Super Hero Movie Maker for iOS, this amazing stop motion movie creator lets children use their creativity as they create their own movies! This is by far our favorite app at the moment. LEGO® Super Hero Movie Maker lets you set the speed of the movie, add music and save the movies right to your camera roll or YouTube. Help your child bring their … [Read more...]

Teaching Children the Bible – There’s an App for That!

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As a homeschool family, our first priority is to disciple our children. Teaching our children Biblical guidelines gives our children a foundation on which to base principles, beliefs and morals into adulthood. Just as we nurture our children's physical and mental development, spiritual growth is just as important if not more so. What does the bible say about teaching children? Train up a child in the way he should … [Read more...]

Homeschool Boys & Super Heroes

The boys at our last Bayou Cajun Homescoolers field trip.

The beginning of a new homeschool year always brings mixed emotions. I'm excited for all that the boys will learn and the many adventures to be had. We are looking forward to our monthly homeschool group field trips with are friends and nature studies that come with the fall season. But it also reminds me that my babies are growing up.  How do I have a 6th grader and how is my "baby" in Kindergarten??? Just the … [Read more...]