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Homeschooling for us varies throughout the year. Because our schedule is usually crazy with appointments at different times of the day, we have had to learn to adapt things to fit around this. We homeschool year round, which means when the public school kids are at home, we’re usually still having school.
We’re also pretty eclectic educationally which fits right in with the Homeschool Review Crew since we never know ahead which vendors we will be selected to review and which we won’t. We’ve been blessed to be selected for many wonderful items over the years while being a part of the crew and these items have easily been adapted to fit our homeschooling because of our personal style.
We also tend to use materials that allow us to work together as a family instead of individually which can take a ton of time. Things like Apologia for science, unit studies by Amanda Bennett, Apologia for Biblical Studies and Story of the World for history have helped us to have a well-rounded educational experience while allowing us to adapt to the challenges our health issues present.
Unit studies have been a huge blessing because it allows us to often work through subjects of interest instead of following a more formal plan. Many field trips end out our studies to give that hands-on experience my children crave. This is just a fun bonus for all of us.
As you’ve probably guessed, we don’t follow a strict schedule. I feel that learning is most important, not meeting a timeline that my children may not necessarily be ready for. I enjoy watching their little faces when they truly learn something that speaks loudly to their hearts. This is the method we’ve used for years and greatly enjoy following.
This is just a small glimpse into our homeschooling life. We hope you’ve enjoyed it and look forward to sharing more with you! Next up is Homeschooling On The Down Days.
If you are a Mom who is struggling to find balance in life, then this is a must read for you. If you are a Homeschooler who is looking for encouragement, this is definitely a book for you. If you need a welcoming reminder that being a homeschooling Mom is where you should be, then, yes this book is for you too!
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Journeys of Faithfulness was written by Sarah Clarkson, author of Read for the Heart: Whole Books for Wholehearted Families. This wonderful book was created to be a bible study for young women to learn about the women of the Bible who have journeyed through faith before them. This study goes deeper to show strong the strong relationships with Christ, sharing the stories of the following women: Mary and Martha, Ruth, Esther and Mary, Mother of Jesus.
The stories in Journeys of Faithfulness are thought provoking, as well as interesting. Sarah Clarkson has a way with words that captivates the reader. She draws the reader into the stories, leaving them wanting to learn more about the woman in the story, as well as their relationship with God.
My daughter is nine and I chose not to use this book with her at this time, but instead I found myself reading through and enjoying the stories inside. Journeys of Faithfulness is a book I have longed to read for quite sometime but was unaware existed. It is a storybook, a devotional, a bible study – all in one.
After reading through this amazingly written book myself and working through the bible study, I have decided that I will begin using it as a devotional and bible study for my daughter very soon. We will work through it together and use it to bond. It will also (hopefully) bring her closer in her relationship with God. I look forward to sharing with her the stories of Mary and Martha, Ruth, the beautiful Esther, and Mary, Mother of Jesus.
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*Disclaimer – This book, Journeys of Faithfulness by Sarah Clarkson, was provided to me free from Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc and the Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for my honest opinion in a blog review. I am included this disclosure in accordance with FTC rules.