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Free Audio Books!

The girls and I have long discovered the joys of audio books. We got into them when we started homeschooling. Our curriculum of choice, Sonlight. needs a lot of reading, and read-alouds. With my read-aloud experience limited to, “Mr. Brown is upside down” and “I want to be your personal penguin. I want to walk […]

Do and Learn

Box Day!

Nothing excites us HP girls as much as Box Day. Although if you ask The Hubby, we girls are extremely excitable, so it would be more apt to say that Box Days is one of numerous things that make us giddy and hyper and all chirpy. Homeschoolers will most likely know what Box Day is, […]

Now That You’re 12…The Hunger Games vs The Giver

Raine recently turned 12, and is, as she keeps telling me, an ‘unofficial teenager’ because she is already ‘two-teen.’ In return, I keep telling her that with greater age comes greater responsibility. Cue mom’s maniacal laugh, and kilometer-long chore lists appearing out of thin air, gently floating down and settling on Raine’s head, magically obliging […]

Review: CashCrunch Careers

We’re at that point in our homeschool journey that we have to start planning for Raine’s longer term future. In a few years, before she gets to senior high, she’ll need to decide on what track to take: Academic, which splits further into General, Humanities, STEM, and Accountancy and Business Management; Technical-Vocational-Livelihood, which includes specific […]

House and Home

Free Audio Books!

The girls and I have long discovered the joys of audio books. We got into them when we started homeschooling. Our curriculum of choice, Sonlight. needs a lot of reading, and read-alouds. With my read-aloud experience limited to, “Mr. Brown is upside down” and “I want to be your personal penguin. I want to walk […]

HP Bulletin #407

The HPs have been busy. Or rather, the adult HPs have been like tourbillons (pardon the French–I miss using that word) while the kids have been having an extremely light school load (which they will need to make up for soon!). After Breeze’s Soapy Booper handmade soap business that helped keep us afloat last Christmas, […]

Dear Co-Parent

Dear Co-Parent, Thank you so much for asking us to join your kid’s birthday party. My own kids are delighted—they love being considered friends worthy enough of inviting. We all know how, due to budget constraints, you may have to set a limit to the number of guests, and really, we’re thrilled to have made […]