Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin: A Book Review

Breaking Stalin's Nose Book Review

I'll be the first to admit that my world history knowledge is about zilch.  I love history and know quite a bit about American history, but I never learned world history in school.  That's one of the reasons why I love homeschooling; I learn right … [Continue reading]

The Plans I Have for You Devotional and Journal: A Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

The tween years, those precious years between 8 and 12, can be so difficult.  Kids are more aware of their friends and peer pressure.  They worry if they fit in and obsess about not being different.  I remember the middle school years, and they were … [Continue reading]

My Weekly Goals for January 20, 2016, and an Update on Last Week’s Goals

This post contains affiliate links, which help support Mom's Plans. Now that things have settled down--the holidays are over, my mom has gone back home, and both of our co-ops will officially be started next week--I feel like we can finally fall … [Continue reading]

Paleo Freezer Cooking Plan For December, 2015: A Recap

Paleo OAMC Freezer Cooking

This semester, we're going to be insanely busy.  In addition to our normal homeschool work, the kids are involved in two co-ops.  One meets for 4 hours one day a week.  There, Bookworm will take hockey, art, and calligraphy.  The girls will take … [Continue reading]

When and How We Plan to Teach Our Children Foreign Languages

Learning Spanish with Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids

I took Spanish in high school for two years, and then I took it for another two years in college.  While I was never fluent, I loved understanding what others around me said.  I remember when I was 15, and we went to New York city.  Suddenly, this … [Continue reading]

Menu Planning for January 16, 2016


I've been slowly transitioning most of our meals over to Paleo.  I'm hoping next week, we can be almost entirely Paleo.  (I plan to be entirely, and my kids will eat some GF bread, though not much because I just discovered two out of the three kids … [Continue reading]

Book Review: Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Review

Bookworm is studying Japan in his Eastern Hemisphere study with Bookshark right now.  One of his books to read independently is Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffin Modern Classics) by Eleanor Coerr. This post contains affiliate links which … [Continue reading]

My Weekly Goals for January 13, 2016, and an Update on Last Week’s Goals

Another week, another round of over ambitious goals half-completed.  My daughters and I worked on making prototypes of the crafts we'll make in the co-op class I'll lead, and boy, was it time consuming!  Fun, but time consuming. So why do I keep … [Continue reading]

Helping Homeschool Middle Schoolers Learn to Manage Their Time and Their Schedules


Bookworm is in 6th grade, and now that he's older, I want to teach him to manage his time, especially now that we're about to enter a VERY busy season. I love that Bookworm is a self-motivated learner.  He loves nothing more than to curl up with a … [Continue reading]

Our New Christmas Tradition: Opening a Present a Day for Each Day of Christmas


When I grew up, my parents had a rule when it came to opening presents--one person in the family would open a present while all others watched.  Then, the next person took a turn. There was no mad tearing of paper, racing through presents and … [Continue reading]