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A Storyteller's Journey

Review – U.S.A. Activity Bundle

I have a confession to make: I have a difficult time using curriculum exactly as it is written. Usually, I will shorten up the workload or divide it up over more time. Sometimes I completely ignore the directions and make... Continue Reading →

Review – ACTÍVA Products

During our break from our regular school subjects, we decided to do a little crafting. I pulled out the boxed kit from ACTÍVA Products and we discussed what the boys would make using the Rigid Wrap and CelluClay Quik-Sculpting Kit. Inside the kit... Continue Reading →

What’s In My Book Bag?

The Deliberate Reader book club is halfway through our discussions of True Grit by Charles Portis but I've already got a head start for next month's book, The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson. The story is... Continue Reading →

Review – Doctor Aviation

Aviation is a big part of the culture in my area. In the county next to mine there is a large Air Force base and we are friends with several families stationed there. The local farmers use aerial spraying to... Continue Reading →

Review – Trust Fund, The Movie

After fighting an illness for the entire week, I finally succumbed to a fever on Friday. My "rest week" had been filled with projects that I had put off for too long and I frantically tried my best to get... Continue Reading →

2017 Word for the Year Update

Because I had such great success with my 2016 word for the year, I chose another one for this year. Since the year is half over (already?!) I thought it would be a good time to check in and see... Continue Reading →

Review – Fascinating Chemistry

As time goes on, I've learned how people in general learn things and how my boys in particular prefer to learn. One of the greatest lessons I've discovered this past year is the power of a combination of video lectures... Continue Reading →

Review: Home School in the Woods Time Travelers Early 19th Century

My boys and I have been having a blast this year using Home School in the Woods products. First we journeyed through Ancient Egypt with the Project Passport series. Now, we're traveling to the wild west in The Early 19th Century from their... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt Wednesday: Six Word Story

(A popular writing prompt is one that uses a photo or piece of art and the writer only has 6 words to tell the story of the inspiration piece. So for today I'm writing a six word story. It's not... Continue Reading →

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