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...]

Fun and Educational Stocking Stuffers

Gift giving is literally one of my favorite things to do. My littles are ages 3 - 12, and these are my top stocking stuffer ideas for this year. They're not necessarily stocking stuffers for cost reasons, but more for size. 1. Scrunch Map - We love geography! I anticipate these maps (U.S. and World) will hang on road trips with us and near the … [Read more...]

Family Homeschool Planner – Review + Giveaway

I'm more than five years into homeschooling and haven't found my perfect planner yet. I'm feeling very optimistic with my new planner for this year - the The Well-Planned Day family homeschool planner by The Well-Planned Gal. Let me walk you through my favorite parts! 1. I noticed straight away that there are tabs for each month, which will make … [Read more...]

Cycle 3 Book List

When we begin Classical Conversations Cycle 3 in the fall, my littles will be ages 3, 6, 8, 10, and 11. This is our second time through this cycle and my oldest son's last time. I've decided to create a book list all my own this year. (As opposed to previous years where I've layered over an AO list.)  I have consulted my best "book buds" -  Five in … [Read more...]