Geography Flashcards

June 29th, 2015

This is an updated post related to my geography cards.  I have created geography flashcards to correspond with all three cycles of CC but only the PDF download of each set is available at this time.  I have seven children, including a baby, and simply don’t have time to devote to making and shipping completed sets at this time.

Most important thing to note:

**Each card is labeled with one location, but there is nothing referencing a cycle or week anywhere on the cards because I don’t want to infringe on any copyright laws and get CC corporate on my hiney.**

Second most important thing to note:

**All proceeds will go toward paying off adoption expenses.  We finally brought our daughters home three months ago after a 2 1/2 year wait.  The grand total for our adoption was $140,000**

I must tell you, I originally planned to sell the download for $10.  It took me weeks to finish these, they’re in color, labeled, ready to print and use.  But then I started to think about the fact that you still have to print them, fold the labels over (each map and label are side-by-side so you’ll fold each label over to the back after you print).  You may also choose to glue the entire thing to a 3×5 index card for better durability, and if you’re like me, you’ll laminate the finished product!  Therefore, I’m only asking$5.

These cards may also be printed in black and white or gray scale to save money.  We have an InkBoy near our house and they do $.01 black and white copies if you bring your own paper.  But I must say, the color adds a lot to the cards.  The only color is the water and the small location on each card.

sample picture of cards sample picture of printed pdf France001 France002 France003

One last thing:  How to purchase.

You can pay using the donate button on the right side of the screen.  Please use the memo/comment box in Paypal to note the email address you would like me to use when I send your download and which cycle you’re purchasing.

Please feel free to contact me via email with any questions related to the cards or our adoption.

God bless!

Mother’s Day 2015

May 18th, 2015

The Best Mother’s Day EVER.


Mother's Day 2015

Homeschooling in the Trenches

April 23rd, 2015

The boys are doing standardized testing online this week.  This is the time of year that I always usually question whether we’ve done enough, done well, done the right things, etc.  If you’re a homeschool mom I assume you’ve known those feelings at some point.  This end-of-the-school-year feels much different.  We have seven children now and only three of them are schooling.  The rest require my constant attention while they’re awake.  That makes schooling quite difficult.

We’re on auto-pilot for things like reading, math, and spelling because the boys do those things alone and/or on the computer.  But what about the rest?  What about all of the things I’d like to be doing on top of math, reading, and spelling?

Memory Work, Poetry, Shakespeare, Bible Memory, Science, Art, Grammar, and Writing?

We’re trying new things as we homeschool in the trenches for a little while.  I imagine by the end of the summer we’ll begin to settle in to an excellent routine that will work well for us for the fall.  Until then we will have lots of read aloud time for poetry and Shakespeare.  We’re going through A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson and The Young Reader’s Shakespeare version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  We will listen to the remainder of our anatomy and physiology science through an audio version of our textbook, we’ll listen to our memory work in the car, and we’ll slowly figure out how to add grammar, writing, and art back into our schedule.  I know from experience that it’s far better to do a few things with excellence than to pile things on your plate and do them all with mediocrity. We’re pretty much doing all of our normal daily tasks from the trenches right now; school, church, meals, chores.  I’m sure the list goes on.  However, I know at the end of the day the most important thing is to make our home a pleasant, God-honoring, grace-filled place so that remains my goal.  We will look for truth, beauty, and goodness even in the mundane and even in the trenches.

Ameris Big Girls Joshua and Jesse Owen and Annie

Our Current Read Alouds

Our Current Read Alouds

US Geography Flashcards NOW AVAILABLE!!

July 23rd, 2014


My cycle 3-related geography flashcards are finally ready!  Once again, all proceeds go toward our remaining adoption expenses for our three daughters in DR Congo.  At this time, I am only offering the digital download because I’ll be having a baby any day now.  Once we settle in with our new addition I will offer to make complete, color, laminated sets for $35.  The digital download is $5 and can be paid for by clicking the “Donate” button to the right of this page.  You do not have to have a Paypal account to make this purchase.  You can use Paypal to process your debit or credit card.  Your downloadable link will be sent via email within 24 hours of your completed purchase.


There are three cards and labels per printable page for a total of 41 pages.  There is a separate card for each and every location.  You just have to download, print, cut, fold the label over, and laminate (if you so choose).  I haven’t cut and laminated my cycle 3 cards yet, so below you’ll see a sample of a few finished cycle 2 cards as well as a picture of what your cycle 3 cards will look like when you print them:

This is an invaluable fundraiser for our adoption so please feel free to share the link to this post, share on Facebook, and tell your local Classical Conversations community!


God bless!