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    August 2014

Monthly Editorial

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Back To School

August is our Back-to-School month here at Home & School Mosaics. I’ve had our school shelves stocked for the past few weeks, and I keep telling myself that I need to write a blog post (or two) sharing what we’re planning to be using this year – both curriculum and supplements – but I haven’t […]

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Curriculum Linkup!

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A Compendium of Curriculum – Blog Linkup

This month, as many parents are preparing for back-to-school, we thought it would be fun to host a link-up!  We want to hear about what’s on your homeschool bookshelves, on your desk, and in your planner for this year.  Talk to us about curriculum and your favorite supplemental resources.  Share on your blog, and come […]

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REVIEWS

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My Homeschool Grades

About the Vendor Founded in 2012, My Home School Grades was born out of the need to gather in one place all the information about your family’s home school experience and to help manage and then export that content in a relevant, user friendly way. My Home School Grades is the product of a home […]

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My Angel

The month of August has some pretty unique holidays in it, most of them so obscure that not many people even know about them. August 22nd has been dubbed Be an Angel Day, and was founded by Jayne Howard Feldman, a reverend and author. The purpose of the day is to encourage us to do […]

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Back-to-School Streaming

I think it’s fair to say that the Internet has changed our lives. Twenty years ago the web browser my college used didn’t allow photographs to display. Fifteen years ago it took my home web 5 minutes to load one photograph. Ten years ago we no longer had to hang up the phone to use […]

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Homeschooling Through High School

It has finally arrived – the year that public school families call High School. My children are the age of a typical High School Freshman. I guess this is a big milestone. I remember when we just began our homeschool journey – the first question I was asked was (of course) about socialization. The second […]

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Back-to-School Cake

Several years ago, I saw a recipe with a picture that looked like either pencils or crayons (before the days of Pinterest and all the social media shares of today). I no longer have that paper copy. I thought it was super cute so I thought I would wing it and show you all! The […]

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My Homeschool Grades

About the Vendor Founded in 2012, My Home School Grades was born out of the need to gather in one place all the information about your family’s home school experience and to help manage and then export that content in a relevant, user friendly way. My Home School Grades is the product of a home […]

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Collecting Feathers

The kids and I love collecting bits and baubles from our hikes including shells, flowers, leaves and even sometimes feathers. However, what I didn’t realize until very recently is that taking a feather from the wild can be a bad idea, even if it’s just lying on the ground. I know. It’s just lying there. […]

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Danger of Loose Dogs

Over the years, we have raised guide dog puppies and a few personal pets. Even though we have a very large fenced-in back yard, we prefer to walk as a family to take our dogs for walks along our half-mile cul-de-sac. It provided great training walks for the guide dog puppies as well as exercise […]

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Let the Homeschool Nesting Begin

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7 Ways to Get the School Year Off to a Great Start

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At the Patterson home we are gearing up for another school year. We have been homeschoolers for a long time so this is actually a time where school books have already been decided and ordered because we start schooling mid July. I learned a long time ago that, besides our children needing a break from […]

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I’m having one of those days. One of those bad days where I find myself completely and utterly jealous over my friends’ engagements. One of those days when I find myself wondering why my friends can be in serious relationships and on their way down the aisle, and I’m just waiting for the right man […]

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Homeschooling For Free

I had every intention of writing an entirely different post for today.  But sometimes God has a way of whispering to your heart that you need to do something else.  Sometimes He gets so insistent that you almost feel like He has dropped a brick on your head.  That is how this post came to […]

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