Author: Bekah Morel

Easter Traditions in France

What is the traditional Easter meal in your family? Do you eat ham or turkey or something else? Is there a reason why your family chooses that particular meal? If you live in France or have French ancestors, chances are you will have a lamb roast or un gigot d’agneau as they say in French. And there is a definite reason for this choice, as with the other French Easter traditions. Here are some of the Easter traditions in France. Pâques Let’s start with the name for Easter in French, Pâques. Translated literally, it means Passover. As with most languages...Read More

Money Management for Children

Money makes the world go round. At least that is what they always tell us. In this modern age, just about everything we do requires us to use or at least think about money. This is not a natural instinct. Money management is a skill that needs to be learned intentionally. Unfortunately, in most schools, and even among homeschoolers, personal finance is one subject that we tend to neglect. Sure, we teach them how to count coins and dollars. We give them math lessons asking them how to figure the cost of things. But this is just the most simple...Read More

4 Ways to Fulfill Mother Culture

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages. Should we as homeschool mamas expect our children to be learning when we aren’t? Is it proper to demand that they read and learn if they don’t know what that looks like? Mother Culture is a term used in Charlotte Mason circles to describe the intentional growth and education of the mother, specifically as it relates to reading. And even though...Read More

How to Homeschool on a Budget – 5 Resources to Help You

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages. Homeschool on a Budget We all want the best for our children. The best education, the best home, the best food, etc. But in this modern society, the best usually means expensive. However, as stay-at-home moms, we often are required to live within a strict budget. Most families need two incomes just to cover the expenses of raising a family. And...Read More

Get Organized – Digital Planning

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages. I recently discussed the pros and cons of using paper planners to keep track of our insanely busy lives as mothers in my post Get Organized - Paper Planners. But these are not the only tools available to help you get organized. With the invention of computers and now smartphones, so many of us have replaced our paper planners for the...Read More

Get Organized – Paper Planners

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages. We all have busy lives. It seems that no matter how many things we check off our to-do list, three more things pop up to replace it. Especially if you're a mom. Whether you stay at home, work, homeschool or do any combination of the three, you have at least double the amount of work as anyone else. And that is...Read More

Word of the Year – 2019

I'm sure you've heard the idea of choosing a Word of the Year. If not, basically it means choosing a word that represents what it is you would like to focus on for the year. This directly relates to some sort of goal in your life. And in some cases, the word can even be turned into a phrase. I've heard about this trend for a couple of years now but was a bit skeptical. I usually prefer to wait it out to see if it is something that lasts (thus verifying its usefulness). I also want to make sure...Read More

February Doldrums – How to Overcome Them

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. If you decide to purchase anything from these links, it will not cost you any extra but I may earn a small commission. It's that time of year again. We've been in winter mode for at least 4 months and it will probably last for another 3. The fun holiday period is over. And the excitement of working on new goals has started to wear off. My daughter just finished reading the book Seabird by Holling Clancy Holling and has fallen in love with a new word - doldrums. If you don't know...Read More

Best Way to Learn a New Language

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? Do you think that it is something that you need special training to do? Or a special teacher to teach you? If you are reading this, I can guess that you speak at least one language already. And I'm guessing that your children speak at least one language already as well. You see, it is not as difficult as it seems to learn a new...Read More

Family Read-Aloud Challenge

When you are a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, reading is one of the most important skills that you should teach and learn. But how do you get the kids excited about reading when they are still struggling through the beginning stages? Or if they aren't old enough to read yet? You can have a family read-aloud challenge! When Reading Is Not Intentional I, personally, LOVE to read. You can ask my family and friends (and even ex-classmates at school). I have always had a book around. In fact, I'm even participating in a Back to the Classics reading challenge for myself...Read More