Our Favorite Read Aloud Books for History and Science

I’ve found that while my boys are young, my favorite way to study history and science is with read aloud books. These are a few books that we’ve read and really loved!

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Goals for 2019 (For Family and Homeschool)

I love the New Year because I get really pumped about making new goals. This year especially – I feel like my organization and planning skills have been going downhill since I was pregnant with Mason. But behold, I am no longer pregnant and uncomfortable! I no longer have an unpredictable newborn! I now have a very adorable and smiley 2.5 month old.

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What I’ve Learned After 2 Years of Homeschooling

Homeschooling is going great this year, but it wasn’t easy getting here. We went through a lot of trial and error the last couple of years, and I came out of it feeling like it was a disaster, but my son was reading and that was the goal. We learned A LOT in the process, and I’d like to share it in hopes that it will encourage any discouraged moms who are just starting out. Hold on to your hats, I’m about to get long winded up in here!

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Why We Homeschool

A question people tend to ask is “why did you decide to homeschool?” I always give the short answer, which is that we love the flexibility and it works well with my husband’s schedule. The truth though, is that people usually choose to homeschool for more than just one reason. Sometimes there are A LOT of reasons. I just wanted to get mine written down for future reference. I recently watched a video by Ashlee from Grace and Grit. She split up her reasons for homeschooling into two groups: Why she started, and why she continues. I think that makes a lot of sense! I’m gonna follow the same format here.

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