Tuesday, September 27, 2011


We are thoroughly enjoying Apologia's Anatomy book. The experiments are memorable and fun. Here is our edible cell made from yellow jello and all sorts of candy that my kids never get to eat unless it's Halloween:). Each type of candy represents a different organelle. I do have to say that by the time they were done adding all the yummy candy, they were slightly disgusted by the slimy jello and the cells were not so appetizing:(.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011


In touching the hearts of my children through learning, we've begun our year with the story of creation. We're learning that they are here for a purpose, not by accident, that they were created by a glorious God who cherishes them. They have great worth in the sight of God. From the beginning of the world He loved them. He formed them perfectly in His image.

The first day He created light. Here are their interpretations using water color wet on wet technique.

Josh saw an explosion of color in the creation of light.

Olivia showed a contrast between dark and light.

Even little 2 year old Jack wanted to join the fun and here we have darkness and...


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Thursday, August 4, 2011

A new school year has begun

We started our homeschool year this week and have had a lot of fun so far. Each year we reevaluate our curriculum choices and approach. There is so much out there that it can get quite confusing at times. It seems there are so many gifted individuals who have put their heart and soul into creating so many wonderful resources for us homeschoolers. So why do I find myself so tormented and why do so many just not "fit" our family? Why can't I just be happy with the curriculum in a box and stop searching for the perfect resources? Because. These are my children, the life and breath of my being. I want the best for them. I want them to learn AND have FUN! I want what they learn to touch their hearts. I want them to experience life in the fullest sense and it all begins with me. With my choices. What do I put in their path? What do I expose them to? These things can't be found in a box. They can't be found in one educational approach. It's a way of life that runs so much deeper than paper. To see true joy in learning all the while touching my child's heart- this is my goal each day. This is what I'm searching for and this is why I'm always looking for new resources. All of them effect the mind but few reach the soul. Many people are content with feeding the mind of a child while the rest of their being is starving. I'm not. This is my quest...

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