Sit back, relax and enjoy  another fabulous episode of Carnival of Homeschooling!

Carol at Journey and Destination presents “Picture Books are Just for Young Children – Rubbish!” where she helps us to see the many advantages of using picture for more than just reading to our youngest kiddos. She also includes a fabulous list of her favorite picture books – I’ve found several I have never read to my kids so it’s off to the library for us tomorrow!

Harvest Moon by Hand presents “Hildegard Van Bingen – Composer Study” where we learn so much about this amazing and talented woman from long long ago. From the author: We have been studying various composers for homeschooling for several years now. We began the 2014-15 homeschool year by studying Hildegard von Bingen whose music both my daughters thoroughly enjoyed.

Annie Kate at Annie Kate’s Homeschool Reviews presents “Civics:  How our Heavenly Citizenship Affects our Earthly Countries” – Quote from the article: One of our homeschooling goals is to raise citizens of the kingdom of heaven who care about their earthly country as well. We want to equip them to influence their culture for Christ … and this includes political action. Annie Kate also includes several valuable resources on this topic.

Annie Kate also brings us a review of “The Perfect Score Project by Debbie Stier” – From the author: This is the story of one mom’s efforts to help her son study for the SAT by modelling SAT studying herself…including taking the test 7 times in one year.

Andrea at Notes From a Homeschooled Mom presents “Rote Memorization – Just Practice” where she draws homeschooling lessons about memorization from an art class video she watched – good stuff!

Julie at The Smallest Acre presents “Sea World Home School Day” – From the author: We recently took a field trip to Sea World for Sea World Home School Day.  This is a brief summary of what they have to offer.

Denise at Let’s Play Math! presents “Horseshoes: A Place Value Game” where she shows us a fun math game for all ages. You will probably also enjoy the Math Teachers at Play carnival #79 from last week: Math Teachers at Play #79

Joesette at Learning Curvey presents Happy Birthday, Picasso! where she gives us some great details on the life of this fabulous artist and shows us some of the artwork her children did in the cubist form.

Petticoat Government presents “Great Sand Dunes National Park” – From the author: We had a great autumn field trip to the sand dunes in southern Colorado, and it even tied in with our study of ancient Egypt!

Janine at Why Homeschool presents “Things I Like About Homeschooling by Baby Bop” where she shares a very sweet conversation between herself and her 8 year old homeschooler – love his replies!


I grabbed quite a few great ideas to use for school next week with my kids! I hope you did, too! Make sure to tune in next week for another fabulous Carnival. If you would like to submit an article, please click here. If you know someone who blogs about homeschooling topics, please send them this way so we can include their valuable articles too!


You are Complete.

September 17, 2014 Encouragement

You are enough. You have what it takes. You are loved. You are complete.  

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How To Make a Ballerina Party Tutu Table

September 15, 2014 Ballerina Birthday Party Ideas

As I was searching for budget-friendly ideas to decorate for our ballerina birthday party, I came across this tutu table. So adorable! The tutorial I found (searching for it again … will post link when I find it) said to use pins to attach the tutu to the table, but I’m guessing she used a […]

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Printable FREEBIE For Subscribing!

September 9, 2014 Uncategorized

Announcing! My very first FREEBIE for everyone that signs up to get updates from HomeGrownMommy! I have always wanted to give my awesome readers something free for subscribing as a way of saying Thank You. I finally set aside a good chunk of time and made up the free download and installed the autoresponder and […]

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Ballerina Party Ideas – Party Favor Bags & Free Printable Tag

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Need some other ideas before you get to the party favor? See the rest of the Ballerina Party series here or the Ballerina Party Ideas Pinterest Board here. {I just pinned a bunch of cute party favor ideas for you!} The party favor! To me, this is one portion of the party where my little […]

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Ballerina Party Ideas – Pink Foods

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What ballerina party would be complete without pink foods? Yum! For this party, we didn’t have a full meal as it was after lunch-time so we had lots of little snack foods to keep our tiny dancers happy. I found so many pink food ideas, I had to create a whole Pinterest board devoted to […]

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Ballerina Party Ideas Series – Ballerina Cutout Wall Decoration

September 6, 2014 Ballerina Birthday Party Ideas

This is such a fun series to write! If you want to check out the other ideas, please see the first article called Ballerina Party Ideas On A Budget. Or, you can go to my Ballerina Party Ideas board on Pinterest with even more ideas that I didn’t use at our party. The ballerina cutout […]

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Ballerina Party Ideas Series – The Invitation

September 4, 2014 Ballerina Birthday Party Ideas

Thanks for joining me as we talk about every little piece of this Ballerina Party! You can see all the posts in one place on my first article in the series. You can also check out the Ballerina Party Ideas board on Pinterest by clicking on the picture below. In this article, it’s all about […]

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Giveaway and Sale!! All About Reading Level 4 is READY!

September 4, 2014 Deals and Steals

(*Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting HGM and my family.) We love all the products from All About Learning Press, including All About Spelling and All About Reading! If you’ve used the All About Reading products, you know that Level 4 has been in the making recently. Well, IT’S READY!! And, […]

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Ballerina Party Ideas on a Budget

September 3, 2014 Ballerina Birthday Party Ideas

I love how ballet has infiltrated our home since one of my girls developed an interest (actually, an addiction!!) for the beautiful dance style. And yet, having an aspiring prima ballerina in the house certainly isn’t cheap. You’ve got all those ballet lessons, the ballet slippers, leotards, recital costumes, all. that. makeup., gas for driving […]

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