Entries by kellywrussell

Summertime Learning Options

  If you stick to a traditional schooling schedule, you and your children are either already finished up with the school year or limping along towards the finish line. Either way, you have the whole summer ahead of you and many homeschooling families choose to extend learning even during academic downtime. In my home it […]

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3 Remarkable Reasons for Reading School Out Loud

photo credit: Ben White Photography This post is an oldie but a goodie from a previous blog I owned. Some links may be affiliate links. Thank you for your support! Enjoy! Learning generally involves a lot of writing. Maybe it isn’t handwritten, but maybe on a board or computer? (I almost wrote typewriter. Hello!) We […]

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Learn to Move and Move to Learn

This post is an oldie but a goodie from a previous blog I owned. Some links may be affiliate links. Thank you for your support! Enjoy!   One person whose work I find absolutely fascinating is a biomechanist named Katy Bowman. By now, I’m sure you’ve read about how “Sitting is the New Smoking,” and […]

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Three Things I Wish I Had Done When I Started Homeschooling

  June will mark the end of my family’s ninth year of homeschooling. It feels longer than that but the math has been done and it doesn’t lie. This fall my oldest will begin the high-school years and goodness gracious do I feel like that is another level of insanity altogether. Here and there, blog posts […]

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Power, Love, and Self-Discipline

  February, the month of slump, is over. How did you do? Did you struggle in your vocation as homeschooling parent? Were you going strong, determined to beat the blues? Did you peter out or end the month with fanfare? Regardless of how these 28 days went, remember the gift God gives His children. Power. […]

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My Favorite Latin Program

(Please note: while there are some Amazon affiliated links in this post, this is NOT a sponsored post. I was not sent this book for review. I am only offering this review of a book I purchased with my own funds in order to share curriculum that I believe will be helpful to other homeschooling families.) […]

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2017 Book List

photo credit: James Barker Photography This is the year in which I will read more books. At least that is what I tell myself. My Goodreads Reading Challenge for 2017 is 52 books, one for each week. (By the way, if you are not on Goodreads, you should check it out. It is very helpful […]

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Habit

One of my resolves this year is simple: read more. Last year, Goodreads says that out of the forty books that I had challenged myself to read, I read twenty-five. Twenty-five is a decent number but my brain needs a better workout so one a week has become the challenge for 2017. My book stack […]

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Here’s to New Beginnings

Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Day have always been my favorite holidays. For me, Christmas is a time of anticipation and surprises and looks of joy. The senses are particularly awoken during this time and memories are brought to the forefront of my thoughts while new ones make room next to the old. Our […]

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