Unique + Fun Ideas for Children’s Easter Baskets

When I'm thinking Easter basket stuffers, I like to thing in two ways: special, unique ideas I've been saving up, and fun things my kids will already need or use in the upcoming spring or summer months. I certainly won't use all the ideas I've been loving & storing up, but wanted to share some of the fun, unique ideas I've found in case any of … [Read more...]

Six Things I’m Doing Now to Prepare to Direct Challenge B

Friends, we've been part of a Classical Conversations homeschool community since my oldest was 5. He's now 13 and in Challenge A. All along, I thought I would love to direct a Challenge class one day. Well, everything lined up for me to direct Challenge B next year. My oldest will be entering Challenge B with me and I'm very excited. Most of his … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for a Homeschool Mom

Okay, really, this is just my (homeschool) mom gift wish list, but maybe it'll spark some ideas for you too. Hun, are you reading this? 1. Magnolia Cookbook - My Instagram buddy, Ida Mundell, is cooking her way through this cookbook and making me hungry with each delicious looking picture. 2. Benjamin Franklin almanac - After reading this one … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for 10-13 Year Old Boys

Of course, these gifts could be for girls too. I just have 3 boys who were on my mind as I made this list. Since I can never remember all the ideas I think of throughout the year at the appropriate time, this year I kept a running list. I hope sharing them with you is helpful! In no particular order, here we go... 1. Carving Blocks, Carve, and a … [Read more...]

What We’ve Learned As First Time Challenge A-ers

Y'all, let's talk Challenge. My oldest started this year. It feels like one more sign that he's growing older. Men's clothing, taller than me, deepening voice, and starting Challenge. Whew. We started with Classical Conversations when he was 5 and Challenge seemed a long way off. But, here we are 12 weeks into his first year. He's doing great! And … [Read more...]