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Indiana, United States
Updates on our homeschooling family with ten children, a handful of chickens, a couple horses, three bunnies, and six cats. Visit our website at PeacefulHome.net


Grocery Spending

Food Only

Oct 2010 - $231.39

Nov 2010 - $998.22

Dec 2010 - $340.29

Jan 2011 - $855.15

Feb 2011 - $203.17

Mar 2011 - $916.52

Monthly Average $590.79

Weekly Average $137.85
Our family's website, PeacefulHome.net, is in the process of changing hosting companies and is currently inactive. Our plan is to move this blog over once construction is complete. Please stay tuned for updates!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Lapbook Fever

What's for Dinner: Turkey Ranch Wraps (Black & White Cookbook!)

At the Sewing Machine: Starting a new smock, dress, and blommers for Brigitta

On the Scrapbook Table: Preparing for Saturday's Crop

I am not a project-driven homeschooler. Mess and clutter make me very uptight. While I love to craft, I really have to practice deep-breathing when my children get a creative bug. Since we're starting back in Ancient History this year, some (Jane Ann!) might say this is the perfect opportunity to build a ziggurat out of sugar cubes.

I have found a great compromise! Lapbooks! They've been around for a while, but this is the first time I've seriously looked at them. Kits are available from stores like homeschoolestore.com. Take a couple file folders, the printables, and voila! A great project that the children are proud of, is easy to store, and looks great at the end-of-the-year homeschool program!

All my children are enjoying this so much! The older ones love to show them off to whoever walks through the door. We finished Mesopotamia last week. Today we started Egypt. My littles were feeling very left-out, so I downloaded a book for them based on the Five Little Pumpkins nursery rhyme.

They have lapbooks for just about every topic - including chocolate! Also, homeschoolestore.com has a free item every week. I download them all! You never know...

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

A Great Weekend!

What’s for Dinner: Bryan Picked Up Dinner! Yipee!

At the Sewing Machine: Bloomers for Brigitta

On the Scrapbook Table: Sale at Snapfish! Time to Print Photos

What a fun weeked around here! Fabric shopping and a birthday lunch out on Saturday. Birthday Cake on Sunday. The Miller Family over for fun on Monday. It was a little hard for everyone to get back in the swing of things today.

A very busy week is ahead - AWANA, CROSS, Skating and Small Group. Whew! I'll be needing a cup of Chai Tea come Saturday.

Brigitta thinks the guns the men are shooting are too loud!

This is why we live out here - a beautiful country morning! Jacob and Caleb had to blow some bubbles before breakfast.