Homeschool

Not Enough Progress in Your Homeschool?

Is your homeschool year starting back up differently than you imagined? (Or maybe you, like me, forgot to imagine what re-starting would be like.) Newbie and veteran homeschool parents alike experience the same phenomenon every January: the post-holidays slump. All the excitement accompanying fresh adventure from the beginning of your school year feels like its …

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The Disorganized Mama’s Guide to Advent

If you’ve searched for “real story of Christmas” traditions – or jealously scrolled your friends’ social media posts – chances are you’ve come across the term “Advent Celebration.” (Unless, of course, you’ve been celebrating it for years, in which case you are probably light years ahead and may skip to the end of today’s post. …

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Ultimate Children’s Booklist: Christmas Edition

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol Some links here are affiliate links. When you purchase through a link, you help keep Wise Cracked Mama running and my coffee cup full. Thank you and Merry Christmas! Can anything be more heartwarming …

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Ultimate Children’s Booklist (Part 3: Upper Elementary to Highschool)

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis Some links here are affiliate links. Biblio enables you to fuel your book-buying addiction, save money and the environment, and support independent bookstores across the globe. You’re welcome. 🙂 Good books don’t cease when …

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Ultimate Children’s Booklist (Part 2: The Authors)

With thanks to those who first introduced these friends to me, especially: my mom, aunt, sisters, and my brother, who shared his precious hoard of Louis L’Amour. Some links here are affiliate links. Biblio enables you to fuel your book-buying addiction, save money and the environment, and support independent bookstores across the globe. You’re welcome. …

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Ultimate Children’s Booklist (Part 1)

With thanks to Nana, whose literary legacy, passed on by Mom and my older sisters, enriched my childhood so profoundly. Some links here are affiliate links. Biblio enables you to fuel your book-buying addiction, save money and the environment, and support independent bookstores across the globe. You’re welcome. 🙂 Looking for books for your kids …

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I'm Laura. I love spreadsheets, Jane Eyre, and watching my boys' personalities unfold (unless that involves mud pies launched at the garage again). I also desperately need a weekly repartee exchange or I suffer from witticism atrophy. If you've read this far, you're awesome. May your chocolate be plentiful and your kids' naps long and sweet.

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