You might be a CatholicHomeschooling Mom if you have sugar and alum crystals growing at the feet of Our Lady of Fatima, in your kitchen.
You might be an OrganizedHomeschooling Momif you have a chart for everything: school assignments, chores, meals, behavior, work schedules, youth group activities, sporting events, and music lessons.
You might be a CrunchyHomeschooling Mamaif your windowsill is home for scraps for the hens, peelings for the compost, soil test kits for the garden, and medicinal teas for cold and flu season. Smell the eucalyptus diffusing through the sick bay?
You might be an IncarceratedHomeschooling Mom if a nosy neighbor mistakes the empty casings from the soil test kit for something suspicious during an impromptu visit.
You might be a Smart Hoomeschooling Momif this contact information is affixed to that handy dandy chore chart, for such occasions.
You might be a FrugalHomeschooling Mom if there is laundry detergent brewing in your stock pots. Sorry kids, it isn't italian "gravy" this time.
And if your boys' best bud drops by in time to help mix the potassium nitrate with some sugar….
and you let them pack it into an empty bathroom paper roll….
then give them each a candle wick to complete the project…...
You might just be the Most AwesomeHomeschooling Mom on the block.
When the link to Homeschooling on a Shoestring was published, there was some discussion about the overview of teaching styles. A friend of mine, who happens to be a very talented artist, was curious about the Waldorf Style. We hadn't heard of it before, at least not under this label. According to the post, it is a teaching style that integrates head, heart and hands. It involves art, faith and lots of hands on activities. While there are many elements of Waldorf philosophy that are not compatible with our Classically Catholic teaching style, we have occasionally borrowed ideas to make our curriculum more colorful and whimsical. Follow this link to Serendipity for free downloads of creative lesson plans and charming stories about fairies and gnomes that will make language arts and math the favorite subjects of the day. Since the author is all about keeping it Catholic, you will also find stories of the saints beautifully woven into the presentations. I imagine our summer will be fi…
Stealing this from my Mini-me because it says it all#TRAVELJUNKIe
December 1, 2017
On October 3, 1863 a Proclamation from the President of the United States of America was sent out wherein Abraham Lincoln’s established Thanksgiving day as a federal holiday… “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God…….I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in th…