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3 Year Old Pre-School

My Honey Girl is now in 2nd grade. She didn’t attend preschool until age 4. That was her only year in public school. I was convinced with E-Man that I wouldn’t do anything structured until kindergarten. (With slight introduction at age 4).   Since last year he has been insisting on “doing school” with us. We’ve found a great program that gently introduces each letter and is easily adjustable to suit the needs of your child. No, I didn’t plan on doing anything structured for my 3 year old this year but as we all know… things don’t always go as we plan. Continue Reading

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12 Picture Books That Encourage Cultural Awareness

In my early years I remember knowing my dad was from Mexico but that was about it. We had never known the language or anything of our heritage. When I was 10 years old my family packed up and moved to Mexico for two plus years. At the time, it was hard being away from family and all we ever had known, but now, I can look back and see what a beautiful experience it was and how fortunate we were to be immersed in a different culture.

To experience the beauty of the culture and the language. To discover my heritage. 

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Family, Homeschool

Family Time

I so longed for a way to ease into our day. My kids are up and ready to go the moment their eyes open. Me not so much. I was struggling to find a way to fit extra things into our day.  Enter “Family Time”. It sounded wonderful and I loved how it can be done at any time of day, with any age of kids, and with the whole family. While I like the idea of Family Time, (Family time, morning time, circle time, you’ve probably heard it called by many different names) I really didn’t know how I was going to incorporate it into our day with a toddler. Or at all really. Despite my apprehensions we gave it a go and its been WONDERFUL! Whether you’re a  home-school, private school, or public school family this is something you’ve got to try! Continue Reading

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5 Things I learned our first year of homeschooling

We never set out to home-school. That was never part of the plan… Never a part of our plan anyway. Through a series of events, a whole lot of prayer, spending almost a year bombarding  consulting home-school moms on the pro’s and con’s, researching a bazillion different curriculum options, and wondering if we were crazy; we finally decided to go for it.  I thought I’d share a few things I learned the first year while it was still fresh in my mind.

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