Homeschool Standout

Homeschool Standout

 

I’ve just started reading Standout 2.0 by Marcus Buckingham. It’s supposed to be about “winning at work,” and honestly, I got it out of the library to take a peek at for my older daughters. They are both wondering–at 16 and 18–what the world holds for them career wise.

While I got it for my kids, I was immediately struck by how applicable it is for homeschooling moms.

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Things I’m loving right now

Things I’m loving right now

I love the feeling inside me that wells up when I find something that I just adore. It makes me so happy to think about or be with that thing. Is that a little twisted? I have an inkling that that feeling should be reserved for people, but most people don’t make me feel as happy as these awesome things here. ūüėČ

So here is a list of things that make me feel guilty I love them so much.

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47 Things in 47 Years

47 Things in 47 Years

47 things 47 years

Excuse me while I do a little introspecting¬†on the brink of my 47th birthday. ¬†What can I say, I’m an INFP – I think “navel gazing” is our middle name. ¬†But I strongly prefer the word “introspective” to the more derogatory “navel gazing,” because knowing yourself is not a bad thing!

There is so much to be learned by knowing yourself.¬† With self-knowledge, you can more fully understand others. What person doesn’t desire to be known and understood?

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How to Create Activities for Any Book

How to Create Activities for Any Book

joy filled book activities

We love books, and we love learning through books here. Picture books, chapter books, encyclopedias, anthogies, whatever! ¬†But being the perfectionist that I am, I’m often less than enthused by curricula that’s designed to tell me what I should be doing with each book we read. ¬†It just always seems thin, and sort of forced.

After buying several such books, I realized that I was not following 80% of what they were telling me anyway – I was designing my own ideas.

Today I’m at My Joy Filled Life talking about just that! ¬†Come on over and stay awhile, Sarah has a fantastic blog.

Here’s the link to my post –

How to Create Learning Activities for Any Book

See you there!

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