Put it in your back pocket: Preparing for homeschool slumps

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Put it in your back pocket Preparing for homeschool slumpsWritten by Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley of My Little Poppies

Put it in your back pocket: Preparing for homeschool slumps

This summer, we started our mornings with Coffee and Books on the back patio. As the kids ate breakfast, I read aloud. For much of the summer, this was the extent of our homeschooling. I’d read until they lost interest, or until it was time to head to the pool.

Our days were fluid, open-ended, free. Continue reading

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My Big Picture Planning Page (and how I use my bullet journal for homeschool planning)

My big picture planning page

Written by Kara S. Anderson

Recently Cait and I were chatting for an episode, and I mentioned my Big Picture Homeschool Planning Page.

(Doesn’t that sound super official?) Continue reading

Here are 6 of the sisters’ favorite books

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here are 6 of the sisters' favorite books

Here are 6 of the sisters’ favorite books

If you’ve been following our podcast, you already know that we are readers. We love to talk about our favorite books and we share them in our posts. This week, we are sharing them for real. We are giving away six of our favorite books! Continue reading

Stop Counting Raisins: Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude at Home

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Written by Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley of My Little Poppies

Stop Counting Raisins Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude at Home {Advice From the Trenches}.jpgMom! You gave her twenty-six raisins and I only got twenty-two!”

Flabbergasted, I turn to meet his eyes. “Did you just count the raisins?” Continue reading

When a LOVE of reading unfolds slowly

When a love of reading unfolds slowly

Written by Kara Anderson 

I took a picture.

Not one to share, not even one on my phone or camera because lately that doesn’t always go over so well. (Growing up and all that.)

But I took a little mental picture and deposited it in my brain bank.

Because it was good and special and important. Continue reading

Mothering A Worrier

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Mothering a Worrier What Your Little Worrier Needs to Know

Written by Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley of My Little Poppies

Something happens this time of year. Somewhere between the sandy toes and the watermelon slices, the worry creeps in.

Usually after dark.

Summer is supposed to be an endless string of leisurely days filled with swimming and catching fireflies and eating popsicles and reading your weight in delicious books. Continue reading

Reclaiming Sundays

Written by Kara Anderson of Quill and Camera

I have a lot of “things” that I think are just-me-things.

And one of those things for a long time was something I thought of as Sunday Night Panic.

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I recently saw it described as “Smonday” – that moment when the weekend becomes the start of a new week, and you know it’s happened because you can feel it, and also, maybe you’re kind of yelling at everyone. Continue reading