• Homeschooling,  Literary Pursuits

    Those Pivotal Days

    Have you ever contemplated how quickly life can change? Many changes are slow and gradual, but occasionally events come along that happen so unexpectedly and instantaneously… and change our lives forever. During this whole crisis that has been 2020 I’ve thought a lot about other challenging events throughout history and how our ancestors managed to survive those times. Or maybe…

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    Homeschooling

    Review: Postman Observation Game

    Did you ever try to play a board game with a 3-year-old? Were you just bored out of your mind with the banality of it? Or did you let them win? Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the Postman Observation game sent to me by Timberdoodle in exchange for my review. It is appropriate for ages 3-103. At least, that’s…

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    Homeschooling

    Review: You Can Draw It in Just 30 Minutes

    Remember the acrylic painting kit I reviewed a few weeks ago? I mentioned we had been dabbling with different mediums in art. Today’s review focuses on pencil sketching. Obligatory disclosure: I received this instructional book from Timberdoodle in exchange for my review. I’ve always admired pencil sketching, particularly the artwork of Garth Williams, classic illustrator of the Little House on…

  • Homeschooling,  Literary Pursuits

    Free E-books & Audiobooks for Kids

    There are lots of free resources available for kids right now, especially in regards to homeschooling and learning. I want to share a few I’m really impressed with but first I’m obliged to say that this post includes Amazon affiliate links which means I might earn from qualifying purchases.  First of all, do you know about stories.audible.com? It’s an Audible…

  • Homeschooling

    Review: TwoSticks Shadows Painting Kit

    My education has gaps. So does yours. Unless you know everything. Which you don’t. Unless you’re 11. If so, you probably think you know everything. But you still don’t. However, there are a few courses I missed out on during my years in school. World History for one. Geography for another. Never fear. I have long since filled in those…

  • Homeschooling

    Review: Tally-Ho Game

    We’ve accumulated a number of great critical-thinking single player games over the years thanks to Timberdoodle’s careful curating. What I’ve found, though, is that these games rarely get played solo style. Almost always it turns out that a couple kids will put their heads together to work on a game as partners. I love that! For that reason I was…