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    A Review of Heart of Dakota

    The following is a review of Heart of Dakota. I had heard of them a few years ago, but glanced over their website, got confused, and gave up before I had the chance to even understand how the program worked.  That’s about the time I chose Sonlight. Looking back,…

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    Why Love needs to be the Heart of the Home{school}

    “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.” 1 Corinthians 13:1  So begins the famous passage so often read at weddings and so desperately needed in the home and the homeschool.  Love is…

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    Introducing…. Charlotte Mason Monday

    Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking and praying about how we *do* home education.  I’ve been revamping and reorganizing and wondering if I’m really getting this thing even close to right. There’s no doubt, sometimes I do feel a bit overwhelmed with homeschooling our now 9,…

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    Homeschooling 2012-2013

    It’s an exciting time of year as we plan for the coming homeschool year.  I love it – new beginnings, new plans, new opportunities. I spent several months researching a general curriculum that would work within our Charlotte Mason/Unit Study learning structure.  I like to use a base for learning…

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    Literary Study: A Stranger in the Woods

    In our family we love books.   One of my favorite things to do in our ‘homeschool’ is to incorporate fantstic literature into our daily activities.  I’m sharing some photos from yesterday, when we built snowmen based on the beautiful story “A Stranger in the Woods“.  In the story, two children make a snowman in the…