Summertime and the Living is Easy (or Not): Our Summertime “Policies”

By: Amy Cantilina

ID-10035693As my kids’ school year comes hurtling to a close in about a week, I am looking ahead at summer vacation with my usual sense of excitement and eagerness to do fun things together, let go of routines, and savor down time.  The end-of-school-year frenzy of field trips, class parties, authors’ teas, concerts, banquets, sports day, and awards ceremonies has my head spinning and longing for a blank calendar.

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It’s Summer, Now What?

By Dougetta Nuneviller   

black-young-woman-and-toddler-playing-wiht-dandelion-300x200As a homeschooling family, summers in our home,are a time of great anticipation.  We take this season to explore the  great outdoors. Charlotte Mason, a great school teacher in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, believed in taking her class outside for nature walks. She gave her students, pads of paper and pencils  to  journal about  and draw pictures of their observations and created a “nature notebook”.  I’ve followed Ms. Mason’s example and did this with my own children. After  learning:  John 1:3 “All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

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Summertime Activities!

By: Heidi Jo Falk

ID-10081702A summertime day can be filled up just running around the backyard, splashing in the pool, or laying in the grass gazing at some fluffy clouds.  But even on sunny, summer days, we need a few good ideas for fun stuff to do.  Here are a few to keep in your back pocket!

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Summertime “Yes” Mom!

By Heather Patenaude

YesFor many moms the hectic schedule of school is coming to an end and they are beginning to dream of those lazy days of summer! We are looking forward to not be at a break neck pace with school, activities, and other commitments. But summertime can be a challenge for moms who have hours a day to fill with restless kids! Today I want to challenge you to become a: Summertime “Yes!” mom!

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