My Top Curriculum Choices

Jenny/ April 27, 2019/ Thrifty Homeschool Mama Tips & Tricks

Its that time of year again and many of us are shopping for our new curriculum for the next school year.  I’ve put together a list of my favorite ones from our homeschool!  I hope this helps someone 🙂   Books on homeschooling: “Mother Culture” “A Charlotte Mason Companion” “Wholehearted Learning”   Bible & Character Building: “Character Trails”   Reading:

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Ancient Egypt Online Unit Study Review

Jenny/ April 23, 2019/ Homeschool Reviews

   “Hey, do you know what a cartouche is?”  This was the question posed to my husband by our 8 year old son.  We have been doing a review of an online study from Techie Homeschool Mom called “Ancient Egypt Online Unit Study”.  I had never done an online unit study like this and was curious as to how it

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What the Charlotte Mason method looks like in our homeschool

Jenny/ April 19, 2019/ Thrifty Homeschool Mama Tips & Tricks

  I’ve always been a fan of the Charlotte Mason method since I first learned about it.  As a new homeschooling mama it just appealed to me to teach using living books and encouraging lots of outdoor activity in my children.  However, I’ve struggled sometimes with the day-to-day implementation of this philosophy.  After reading books by Karen Andrealo, though its

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"Stories to Short Chapters" LA Curriculum Review & A Discount!!

Jenny/ April 16, 2019/ Homeschool Reviews

  I’m continuing my review of  Stories to Short Chapters we started last year.  A lot has happened in the last year: a rough start to my pregnancy last May, a new baby which has brought more responsibilities and a toddler and preschooler who are “very” energetic.  We also had to take several steps backward with Jake’s reading because he

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DIY Natural Laundry Soap

Jenny/ April 13, 2019/ Family Life

I don’t know about you but I really don’t like using toxic chemicals in my laundry!  Our skin is our biggest organ and laundry soap is a huge irritant to many. However I can’t afford the natural laundry soaps with a family our size and the ones I made before didn’t do a great job. So when I tried this

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Don't Trade the Best for the Good

Jenny/ April 6, 2019/ Family Life

  It really annoys me when people tell younger people that they can “have it all”.  Its simply not true.  You cannot have everything you could possibly want to do or have and let them all dwell peaceably together.  We have to make choices between the best and the good.  What does that mean?  Let me explain:   What if

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"A Christmas Journey" book review

Jenny/ April 3, 2019/ Homeschool Reviews

  I don’t know about you but I love to read rhyming books to my kids.  They are just so much fun 🙂  Most of them are pretty basic but I was very pleased and impressed with Kayla Jarmon’s book “A Christmas Journey” that she asked if I would review.     First of all they have it available in

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