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Adventures with Jude · 1w ago

December update...

Our original Fall semester plan was to have off from school for a little in October. Neal and I had plans to go to Disneyland for our 20th wedding anniversary. I  took a week hoarded from wo...
Adventures with Jude · 1M ago

Thin Stix Creativity Pack (Homeschool Review Crew)

When we go on our touring trips, our days are chock full of activity.  We are up early, out the door to wherever we are going, and often come back to the hotel positively exhausted around di...
Adventures with Jude · 1M ago

Kid Niche: Weave Your Word in Me Bible Study (Homeschool Review Crew)

When Luke and Matthew began homeschooling, we continued on with theology studies where they had left off -- both were in upper grades so much of the foundation had been laid by their schools...
Adventures with Jude · 1M ago

Reading Eggs (Homeschool Review Crew)

When Jude was learning to read, we tried a whole mess of programs, and by the time I heard about Reading Eggs, he finally seemed to have a grasp of things.  Damien flew through learning to r...
Adventures with Jude · 2M ago

Five Minute October: Remain

Remain.I'm drawing a blank. I keep coming back to write this one, and my mind just remains empty.  I don't have anything funny or philosophical to go with the prompt.  I guess I'll remain ho...
Adventures with Jude · 2M ago

Five Minute October: Try

Try.This one is pretty easy.  "Try" was the word I chose for my "Word of the Year" back in January.  My goal was to try new things, or still get started even if I knew finishing was going to...
Adventures with Jude · 2M ago

Five Minute October: Write

Write.I'm going to admit I've written this in advance.  I've taken this week off from blogging to celebrate my anniversary, but I wanted to participate, so I'm writing ahead a little.Writing...
Adventures with Jude · 2M ago

Five Minute October: Remember

Remember.That's an easy one for today.  What I remember is getting married, 20 years ago today.I remember my maid of honor's mother cornering me as I returned from the hairdresser, handing m...
Adventures with Jude · 2M ago

Five Minute October: Listen

Listen.I'm reminded of the time Luke presented his Science Fair project on the physics of paper airplanes.  I'm not entirely unconvinced that the judges didn't award him first place just bec...
Adventures with Jude · 2M ago

CTCMath (Homeschool Review Crew)

When Jude first started doing math, it was a huge struggle.  We went through several programs before finding CTCMath and found that it checked quite a few boxes for us. It was online; one of...