Happy New Year! 2016 recap

Happy New Year! 2016 recap

I can’t believe we are in the final few hours of 2016! What a year it’s been. For many, it’s been a mostly negative year. I think I feel fairly neutral about the year as a whole, as it affects me personally. Good things and bad things happened. I’m nervous about some things in the future, and hopeful about others. I wanted to revisit my goals that I wrote about here and see how I did. I’m pleased with how…

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Happy Thanksgiving! And more books :-)

Happy Thanksgiving! And more books :-)

Thanksgiving is in two days! I pulled out our Thanksgiving books today (we’ve been traveling, which is why I’m so late with this) and read them to the girls. I thought I’d share. (Next week I plan to do an update for my Christmas books now that it’s been a few years.) (All italic descriptions from Amazon.com, and asterisks mark my own thoughts on the book.) I got these two books from the library after seeing recommendations for them in…

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What I’m into these days

What I’m into these days

It’s September. After a busy summer where we traveled a bunch and played and overall enjoyed our summer break, we are settling into our fall routines. The end of summer marks birthday season for us: Caroline turned 4 on July 18, Savannah turned 7 on August 22, and Elizabeth turned 2 on September 1st. We started school again around the beginning of August. We did take the summer off from school, but we read a ton thanks to the Give…

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Growing up in Atlanta

Growing up in Atlanta

Written by Savannah Hi! My name is Savannah and today is my 7th birthday! I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my mom, my dad, my two younger sisters, and my cat. I love where I live! I have lived here all my life. We live just outside Atlanta in a house that is 55 years old! There are lots of big trees in my neighborhood, and the roads are a little hilly. I have my own room, but my two…

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Give Your Child the World: Week 8 – Australia, Oceania, & Polar Regions

Give Your Child the World: Week 8 – Australia, Oceania, & Polar Regions

See this post for an explanation of this Summer Book Club. Check out the Australia, Oceania, and Polar Regions post at Simple Homeschool, for free printables and other ideas. Our final week of our summer book club! This section seemed a little catch-all, going from the frigid polar areas to the warm Australia. :-) So I tried to choose books from all the different regions. And of course, as soon as I saw one of the books was titled “Elizabeth”,…

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