Anomia (uh-NO-mee-uh) – Noun -  Problem with word finding or recall. 2. Chaos. 3. The game where common knowledge becomes uncommonly fun! I was in a Toy Store in Newport, Oregon, looking for Chemistry supplies while the boys played with all of the board games.  You could hear them exclaim over games we no longer [...]

Making Music Praying Twice

Making Music Praying Twice is a Catholic music curriculum that focuses on children from birth through 8 years old, although many older children may enjoy the curriculum (or maybe even just being helpers).  It is a 95 song journey through the Liturgical year of the church.  Making Music Praying Twice (which comes from a quote [...]

Music for Little Mozarts

Last school year, I had a strong desire to start my boys in music lessons.  And, while this led to a quest for a free piano, which my husband spent many hours refinishing for us, it has also brought much joy into our home.  At the time, our daughter was in preschool, and we decided [...]

Doodle Books for Creativity

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Though I never did well in art in school, I like to encourage lots of different types of art activities with my children.  I want them to feel like art has many different forms and it can be fun.  Although we do artist studies, Artistic Pursuits, and lots of free art time, we also really [...]

Hooked on French Program from Hooked on Phonics

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Having taken French in high school and college, I couldn't help but want to work on French with my children once we started homeschooling.  Urged by many people to focus on Spanish instead, we spent a gross amount of money, bought Rosetta Stone, and started working on Spanish. After six months, when my kids only [...]

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When we used Winter Promise last year for studying Early American History, we were introduced to the book The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History by Jennifer Armstrong.  Although I had been advised against using it in our homeschool (which I'll touch on later), I found myself delighted by the stories that make [...]

Map Skills by Continental Press

I feel a bit like a nerd to share this, but one thing that I always loved working on while I was in school was map skills.  I thought it was most fun when those maps were brightly colored, having always been a pretty visual kind of gal.  I was thrilled, then, to find the [...]

Draw and Tell Bible and Saint Stories

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I am not the world’s best artist. As a matter of fact, my idea of drawing people usually involves a whole lot of “stick” lines, and perhaps a set of triangles put together to make a bow, as well as some eyelashes, to indicate which of those stick figures is a girl. Because of this [...]