Used Homeschool Curriculum Sale!

As we near the end of the school year, and make plans for next year’s curriculum it’s time to make a little space of the bookshelves. As much as I’d like to keep expanding the collection, I don’t have much room for another book case. Here’s some stuff we loved, but no longer use. How it Works If you are interested in any of the curriculum you see here, send an email with your name, books you’re interested in, PayPal email, and your zip code to info@themusingsofmum.com. Please note that shipping costs are not included in the prices listed below. All curriculum will be sent viaRead More →

This week I had the opportunity to preview the “Is Genesis History?” documentary. Is Genesis History? is a compelling documentary that makes a case for the reliability of scripture. If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know I’m a huge advocate of teaching children apologetics and defending a Biblical worldview. (I received a digital copy of this film for review purposes, all opinions are my own.) More importantly my goal is to encourage you to teach your children to take the Bible literally. Every. Single. Word. The Bible tells us that: All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable forRead More →

Famous Birthdays

April 28th, marks the 259th birthday celebration of the 5th President of the United States, James Monroe. A Brief Biography James Monroe was born on April 28, 1758, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. After his father’s death, at the age of 16 he enrolled at the College of William and Mary to study law, however, his studies were cut short when he enrolled in the Continental Army. After the war, he studies law under Thomas Jefferson and eventually served in the Continental Congress in 1783. He was elected as the 5th U.S. President in 1817 and served for two terms until 1825.   Check out theseRead More →

Famous Birthdays

This March marks the 266th birthday celebration of the 4th President of the United States, James Madison. I have to tell you I’ve really been enjoying this famous birthdays series. I’ve learned so much by gathering resources for you, I hope you are too! Quick Facts About the 4th American President James Madison was born on March 16, 1751 in Port Conway VA. Madison attended Princeton University, studied Law and graduated early. He later served 2 consecutive terms as President of the United States from 1809-He died on June 28, 1836 at the age of 85 and is buried in Montpelier VA. A Brief Biography James Madison’s Greatest Accomplishments He played aRead More →

Famous Birthdays

This month, as we take part of the iHomeschool Network October birthday celebration, we will take a look at the life of John Adams, the 2nd President of the United States. A Brief History John Adams was born on October 30th, 1735 in his family’s farm in Quincy, Massachusetts. He was named after his father, a farmer who was also a deacon in the church.  John’s education was very important to his father, it was his dream to see his son graduated from Harvard. He taught his son to read at a very young age, and enlisted him into various schools to prepare him forRead More →

(This post contains affiliate links. See my full disclosure here.)   After trying various homeschool curriculum and philosophies (traditional, classical, Charlotte Mason, un-schooling, etc.), we realized that like many other families our style didn’t really fit into any one single box. Our learning style has evolved over time, and we’ve finally come up with our own “philosophy”. We consider ourselves interest-led-classical-charlotte-mason-homeschoolers. Maybe we should come up with an acronym for that one. What this means to us, is that the girls are very involved in choosing curriculum, field-trips, and any other learning activities. We borrow ideas from different styles, and come up with customized educational plans.Read More →

Famous Birthdays

If your house is anything like mine, the Hamilton Musical soundtrack is on repeat (please preview before the kids hear it). I tend to block a lot of the stuff my kids constantly play; however when it comes to Hamilton, I catch myself singing at the top of my lungs 9 times out of 10. It’s crazy. I took American History in high school and again in college. I even taught it to my two oldest in high school, but I’ve never been more driven to fully understand every detail of the American Revolution, as I am now. One of the major players in our country’sRead More →

Now that we’ve got our curriculum, calendar, and lesson plan in place; it may feel like we’re done, however a crucial part is to plan labs, projects and field trips now. I’m one of those people that really needs to see the big picture to feel  at ease. On day seven of this series we talked about making a side note of anything that might require extra time and planning. Now it’s time to prepare for those days. Last year, my daughter’s best friend joined us for biology labs all year. This sort of co-op approach helped with the cost of lab supplies and kept bothRead More →