Today's guest post is by Melissa from HopeSprouts. My oldest daughter, Bels, and I started homeschooling kindergarten last year while my youngest progressed into an investigative toddler. While we were pretty relaxed in our lessons, there were still times when I needed some quiet one on one ... Read More about Keeping Toddlers Busy While Homeschooling
What is Mumbling?
The kids were talking in the van as we were getting out, so I said, "What?" Noah replied, "Jack was just mumbling to himself." This made Molly ask, "What is mumbling?" Noah answered, "Mumbling is when you are silently saying something to yourself but somebody else hears and ... Read More about What is Mumbling?
Homemade Cake Donuts
Although I last made these before Christmas, with Autumn starting today, it seemed perfect to post about cake donuts. This recipe is one that my Mom used when we were growing up. Before I post this recipe, please know this is from an old cookbook. These are not low cal donuts. Hang on, are there ... Read More about Homemade Cake Donuts
Refinishing Our Free Piano
This school year, we decided that each of the kids should take some type of lessons. It was an easy decision, because each of them had been expressing a desire to try something that involved lessons. Jack wanted to try violin, Molly wanted ballet, and Noah wanted to try the piano.Not having so ... Read More about Refinishing Our Free Piano
Teaching Grammar Without Requiring Writing
Reader Question: How do you teach children grammar skills without requiring handwriting? There are several different schools of thought on teaching grammar skills. One is to wait until about 4th - 6th grade to begin teaching grammar. The "classical" school of thought is to begin teaching grammar ... Read More about Teaching Grammar Without Requiring Writing