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Jumping Through Hoops

Madison loves to create. Especially when it comes to nature. She builds things with mud and leaves and sticks. Someday I am sure I’ll understand why she has done this since she could walk. But for now I don’t try to make sense of…

Washington D.C. Day 2

Madison had to get a picture of her on Madison Drive. 😉 We started out day 2 with a docent tour of the National Archives Museum. We saw the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. The best part pf this…

A Girl and Her Love of Chess

Madison has always ‘liked’ chess, but recently she has engulfed herself in it. The past six months she has taken her love for chess to a much higher level. Madison discovered chess tournaments at North Texas Chess Academy. She participated and learned how to…

January 2017 Book List

 *This post contains affiliate links. Please see my complete disclosure policy for more details. We didn’t really make it through too many books on the bookshelf this month. The majority were either checked out from the library or Madison re-read. But that’s ok,…

Today is the Moment

Today is the moment when I fully realized Education is entirely different from what I have known and thought it was.  Subtle clues along the way have made me aware, but not convinced, until today.  I love the Charlotte Mason education as well as…

December 2016 Homeschooling Update

December was filled with family, friends, blessings, and fun. We started off the month with Madison’s Speech and Debate Tournament. It was a 13 hour day and in the end, she placed 3rd in Junior Open Interpretation, 5th in Junior Informative and 6th in…

Sistine Chapel Exhibition 

We are fortunate that the Sistine Chapel Exhibition is currently in Dallas through January 8th, so we decided to visit it today. I was able to secure a Groupon so it made it a little more budget friendly. It was a very intriguing exhibit…

Visiting the Texas State Capitol

The second day we were in Austin, TX we decided to visit the Texas State Capitol. Way up at the top of the dome is Lady Liberty. Madison is posing as lady liberty in front of the Capitol. The original Lady Liberty is on…

Learning Texas History at the Bullock Museum  

Madison loves US history and World history, and even though Texas history is still US history, she has not really been interested in learning all of it in depth. So when we decided to go to Austin, TX for a couple of days I…

November 2016 Gifted Homeschooling Update

This post may contain affliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more details. Thankfully November was slower than September and October. Not entirely by choice though, Jeff and I came down with awful colds at the end of the month and life kind…

Why My Daughter Cannot Go to School

Madison attended public school for Kinder and First Grade. She was miserable. For both grades. I see pictures pop up on my newsfeed for the Facebook memories and during that time she is always sleeping. She was exhausted. I would even go as far…

All Children Deserve to Grow

Sometimes it may seem like some children need less help than others.  Some children give the perception that they ‘have it made.’ When this perception is made, two things generally tend to occur: 1. The expectations put on them are so high that there…

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