Homeschool Life, Letter of the Week, Literature-Based Curriculum

Activities and Books for the Letter G

Letter G activities to enjoy with your preschooler!

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Congrats! You made it to letter G! If you are following the letter of the week formula alphabetically, it means you have been doing this homeschool preschool thing for about 8 weeks now. Amazing! Seriously, give yourself a round of applause.

Homeschooling preschool doesn’t have to be difficult, but one of the hardest parts is sticking with it and not giving up. Feeling like you aren’t doing enough or your kids aren’t learning enough unfortunately part of homeschooling. But I promise you are. Just being there day-in and day-out with your kids and spending quality time with them is exactly what preschool aged kids need. A little bit of guidance and then a little bit of independence. read more

Activities, Homeschool Life, Letter of the Week, Literature-Based Curriculum

Activities and Books for the Letter F

Letter F activities to help preschoolers learn the alphabet!

Letter F Activities for Preschool are a fun and hands-on way for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartens to learn and practice the alphabet. Letter F in our preschool was made up of fairy and frog printables. As well as a fun fireworks sensory activity with shaving cream. Check it out!

One area of writing where my children are particularly lucky is their last name. Frey. It’s short, easy to write, and it means their last name is at the beginning of the alphabet. It’s pretty much always mispronounced thanks to Game of Thrones and my husband’s ancestors from changing it from Frei to Frey, but that is neither here nor there.

The letter F! It’s the topic of this blog post and the next letter in our Letter of the Week curriculum. Our homeschool preschool was filled with lots of books, lots of play, and some sit down work. Today I’m going to show you some books to go along with a few worksheets and sensory activity all relating to the letter F. read more

Finances, Home & Family, Homemaking

Our Debt Numbers

The current status of our “Debt Free by 40” goal. We are following Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps to Financial Peace. We are working on baby step two: pay all off debt but the house.

Debt free by 40 update

Debts as of January 2019

Excluding our mortgage our total debt number is 20,537.02
Personal Loan – 1870
Student Loan – 18,668.69
Total – 20,537.02 (which excludes our mortgage)

Debt Musings

It’s been awhile since I have done a debt update, but because we are team tiny shovel, I thought it would be better to periodically update our debt numbers on the blog.  If you don’t know what team tiny shovel means, it refers to your debt-to-income ratio. If you have a lot of debt and a small income, it will take a longer to dig (or get) yourself out of debt. read more


10 Things I Have Learned about Grief and Loss

Coping with death and grief, 10 things I have learned.

Coping with death and grief

I started this blog on August 19 in hopes of creating some good karma for the day. My father-in-law died on August 19th, 2004, and it has been a hard day for us ever since. I know it’s just a day, a number, and the 19th doesn’t make him any more dead than any other day of the year. But it’s still brutal. The teens of August are miserable for me. The 19th. It’s the last teen so it seems endless til the day arrives, we grieve once again, and then life seems normal again. read more

Homeschool Life, Letter of the Week, Literature-Based Curriculum

Activities and Books for the Letter E

Letter E activities for your preschooler!

Letter E Activities For Preschool

I’m gonna be straight up honest with you and say that I don’t know the different between a long vowel and short vowel. I mean, I know what they are but I never remember which is which. One makes the sound e and the other -eh but I have no clue which one is which.

All this to say, maybe I am not the best person to take advice from on teaching your kids the alphabet, but here’s the thing. Kids will learn to read even if they don’t have all the phonics rules and sight words memorized. read more