Hello! Welcome to Eclectic Education Homeschool! My name is Lynn and I am a Homeschooling WAHM. I write here about my daily happenings at home with my two darling sons. When I am not busy taking care of children, I write for Wizzley, make pages on Squidoo and HubPages, and spend time designing merchandise for Lynn's Boutique. I also make free curriculum for homeschoolers to use at Homeschool Launch. I would love for you to check out my work. I hope that this blog will be a blessing to other Homeschool mothers and be a light for my Savior Jesus. So please pour yourself a cup of coffee and sit back and enjoy! Please also feel free to check out my website, Eclectic Education Homeschool Curriculum, for more homeschool tips. Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Free Patriotic Notebooking Pages!!!


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Having your child use notebooking pages is a great way for them to learn to write, practice their spelling and learn a subject more in depth.  Free notebooking pages are a great place to start! Check them out.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Notebooking Pages 7th Birthday Sale!

Wow!  Has it really been that long?  I still remember when Notebooking Pages was in it's infancy.  I have been a fan of the site for at least 6 1/2 years.  In fact, I am pretty sure that my one of my first blog posts (on my first blog) was about Notebooking Pages.  If you have never checked out the site, I encourage you to do so.



NotebookingPages.com 7th Birthday Sale-a-Bration Event


I am really happy for Debra (the owner of Notebooking Pages) and this very special anniversary. Congratulations, Debra for 7 long years! :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Homeschool Mother's Journal- Busy! Busy! Busy!


This week(s) in my life...

The last several weeks have been extremely busy!  The boys have been busy with drama, 4-H and church.  We've also been busy with school.  I am trying to get as much done, early, as I can before drama and 4-H get even more hectic.  I have been busy with the garden, busy blogging and I have been revving up my attention that I am paying to being a suburban homesteader.  The boys have chosen their 4-H projects.  Little One is doing the second year of bird watching and PC is doing the first year of bird watching (that will be convenient!) and the first year of woodworking.  

In my homeschool...

The boys have been studying a variety of subjects.  PC is working on the Renaissance era, studying dinosaurs, American Government, and algebra 1 right now.  LO is studying a variety of topics, one of them is gardening.  He is also working in the garden with me for practical knowledge.  We are reading a great little book for children called Organic Gardening for Kids.  Sometimes I feel like we are fitting school in as we are on the go, but truly the kids are getting a lot done. 


What I'm reading... 

I have a bunch of books I am in the process of reading right now.  I get to read snip-its, but I rarely get a lot of time to just read.  These are the ones that I am reading right now:

Nourishing Traditions
The Urban Farm Handbook
No School Today?
One Magic Square
Year- Round Vegetable Gardener
Your Custom Homestead

In my garden...

I have been extremely busy here.  I have gotten seeds started for spring planting, moved my compost bin (and removed the finished compost from it), we have gotten our greenhouse up and Hubby has put together the cold frame.  Things are in full gear right now and probably will be for quite awhile. If you want to follow what is going on in my garden, then please check out my garden blog: Lynn's SubUrban Garden Diary

I hope you all had a wonderful week! To read more Homeschool Mother's Journals, go to The Homeschool Mother's Journal.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Homeschool Mother's Journal- Best Laid Plans...




This week in my life...

The boys were sick this last week... :(  One Saturday evening Little One started developing a snotty nose, cough and sore throat.  Hubby and I decided we would probably not go to church the next morning and that was for the best! Over night PC woke me up and told me that his stomach was hurting.  I told him to try to get some rest.  About a half an hour later, we were awoken again to him throwing up.  It took me awhile to get back to sleep after that.  The next morning it was obvious that Little One had a nasty cold and PC had a stomach virus.  PC went on to develop a fever and  body aches.  We took it easy most of the week. 

In my homeschool...

Not much happened this week since the boys were sick.  The only activity that made it to was drama and that was only because the boys had improved enough by then. I had all of these wonderful plans, but you know how that is when life gets in the way.

What I'm reading... 

Seed Catalogs!!! Still reading these!  I've gotten a few orders done, the biggest ones, but I have a couple more to do.

In my garden...

I didn't get any gardening done this week since I am still busy with the seed ordering (and taking care of sick kids) but I did get a lamp put together that I hope to use as a grow light.  I ordered a plant growing bulb from Amazon, so I guess we will see how it works. 


I hope you all had a wonderful week! To read more Homeschool Mother's Journals, go to The Homeschool Mother's Journal.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Homeschool Mother's Journal- Happy New Year!




This week in my life...

I just realized that I haven't posted since the New Year!  Things have been really busy around here and the new year didn't get off to the best start, but things are getting better now.  PC hurt his back the day after New Year, helping my brother and his wife move furniture and rip up carpeting.  He's better now, but boy did he complain a lot there for awhile! Then last Sunday PC woke up with an ear infection.  That caught us off guard since he hasn't had an ear infection since he was a little boy.  Hubby took him to the Urgent Care and he got on antibiotics right away, so he is feeling better now.  


In my homeschool...

The boys have been doing some various work, but no fun stuff.  I plan to start reading with Little One about Victory Gardens.  My kids are really into gardening and I thought that would be an interesting way to combine gardening with history.  I also want to continue with our gardening studies, so they are more prepared to help me when planting time comes.  The boys have started back to drama and AWANAs, but 4-H had to be canceled due to a conflict for the leader.

What I'm reading... 

Seed Catalogs!!!  I haven't had time to read much else. 

In my garden...

Right now I am busy in the planning stage.  You wouldn't think that January would be a busy gardening month, but since I have never planned a larger garden before, I am busy, busy, busy! 


I hope you all had a wonderful week! To read more Homeschool Mother's Journals, go to The Homeschool Mother's Journal.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal - End of December




This week in my life...

This week has been busy, busy, busy!  Hubby has been on vacation and we have celebrated Christmas 4 times this week!  First was Christmas Eve with just our immediate family.  We went to Christmas Eve service at our church.  It was wonderful.  Then we came home, had dinner and settled down to watch the new version of Miracle on 34th Street with our children.  On Christmas day, we went to my family's home for dinner.  My brother, wife and two girls were unable to be there because they were in Florida, but my aunt, uncle, cousins and their families were there.  It had been over a year since I had seen them.  It was a very enjoyable day.  Then the day after Christmas, we went to my husband's family home.  His brothers were not there, but my mom and dad joined us there along with my husband's step dad's mother.  It was good to see her again.  All of the family that we hadn't seen for awhile, barely recognized PC because he has changed so much. lol!!!  Then on Thursday, we were back at my mom and dad's to celebrate Christmas again with my brother and his family.  We plan to go to my brother's home on New Year's day.  It has been an enjoyable week, but pretty tiring. 

In my homeschool...

We did not school this week.  PC got a portable dvd player for Christmas and has been watching some documentaries on it.  Little One has been on break all week.  I have started making LO some copywork pages for him to work on when school resumes the beginning of January.  Some goals I have are:  get PC caught up in math;  (we are lagging behind there!) do more copywork with LO;  (He really needs the writing practice) continue to work on gardening with both of the boys especially LO; work on Presidents, countries, and states with LO;  work harder with PC on biology (which he hates, but I would like him to know the basics).  

What I'm reading... 

I haven't gotten any reading done this week.  Just too busy!  I plan to get back to reading after Hubby returns to work. 

In my garden...

I haven't gotten anything done in the garden this week except saving my coffee grounds for the compost. 


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!!  To see more Homeschool Mother's Journals, check out The Homeschool Chick.

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal




This week in my life...

This week has been kinda slow and weird.  I keep getting my days mixed up and thinking it's the wrong day.  Today starts Hubby's vacation and with Christmas coming, it is throwing us off.  We plan to go to a Christmas Eve service on Saturday and then come home and eat dinner (crock pot!).  After that we plan to watch the new version of Miracle on 34th Street. We are trying to get through our Christmas movies before Christmas.  We took a short break from them because Little One stayed at Grandma and Grandpa's for a few days.  Since we watch them mostly for his benefit, we waited until he got back.  While he was gone we watched Master and Commander staring Russell Crow with PC.  He loved it.  We try to watch movies that LO isn't allowed to see with PC whenever LO is not around. 

In my homeschool...

About two weeks ago I ordered the "I Ate a Rainbow Today" kit.  I thought I was only ordering it for Little One, but PC became interested in it too.  :)  Now both of the boys are somewhat competing over who has the most magnets on the chart and who has eaten the most fruits and vegetables.  They are eating (small amounts) things they wouldn't normally eat and trying to fit in as many different fruits and vegetables as they can.  I LOVE IT!!! :)  This was a great addition to our health studies.  I can't wait until we can start gardening again.  I plan to grow all kinds of stuff for my kids to try.


We're sorta on Christmas break right now, but the kids have been spending it watching Liberty's Kids. :) I got the complete series on dvd when it was on sale at Amazon.  The kids love the series. 

What I'm reading... 

Real Food Nutrition and Health and The Heirloom Life Gardener.  I am still working my way through these books.

In my garden...

I finally got my stuff out to the compost and walked around the garden to make sure everything is ok.  My compost bins are getting quite full.  I hope to have some good compost this spring.  You can follow my garden progress at: Lynn's Urban Garden Diary


I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!!!  To see more Homeschool Mother's Journals, check out The Homeschool Chick.
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