I’ve been tagged by Sarah-of-the-cute-belly.

One homeschooling book you have enjoyed.
One? I can only do one? Sorry, no can do. Real Learning: Education in the Heart of the Home by Elizabeth Foss probably had as big of an influence on my life and faith as it did on our schooling, but there is that too. And really so many more: the Clarksons, Beechick, Andreola, Holt and even Dodd (who stretches me in the most uncomfortable, but important ways). Who knew there were all of these other methods out there I never learned about in the old college of education?

One resource you wouldn’t be without.
The Living Math Yahoo group. I will be honest, sometimes they get on a subject or two that leaves me scratching my head, but for the most part the books, curriculum, and resources this group recommends have shaped the way we do and love math around here. I still freak out some times that we aren’t doing it “right,” but then I just go and read the archives.

One resource you wish you never bought.
Two preschool curriculums. Never used ’em. Never needed ’em. Just glad they had a bit of resale value.

One resource you enjoyed last year.
Five in a Row. I imagine it will make a come back here in a couple of years or so.

One resource you will be using next year.
Right now the plan is to build geography and science around Expedition Earth and parts of the Continents and Cultures outline at Serendipity. I think they’re going to love it.

One resource you would like to buy.
I keep a running list. It usually involves book purchases at Amazon. Right now there are these. And then these. And then a membership here because I think the kids will really have fun with them. Darn, more than one again.

One resource you wish existed.
Oooo this is a biggie and I have been thinking about it quite a bit. I wish there were a list like the Bravewriter Lifestyle for every subject. I keep thinking maybe I could convince some folks — Barb or MacBeth Derham for science, Julie Brennan for math, (suggestion needed) for history, and see if these experts in their fields had some suggestions for similar lists. I view it as kind of a relaxed learning checklist for type-A personalities like me (not an oxymoron — really).

One homeschool catalog you enjoy reading.
I really don’t. It’s mostly Amazon or book lists from favorite bloggers.

Tag six other homeschool bloggers!
I’m a big lurker so am probably unknown to most of these ladies…
Arwen at Walk Beside Me
Angela at Three Plus Two
Heather at Blog, She Wrote
Karen at Karen Edmisten: The blog with the shockingly clever title.
Lissa at Here in the Bonny Glenn (who doesn’t write as much about homeschooling these days — see the archives! — but might be persuaded if they are in High Tide?)
Jimmie at Jimmie’s Collage

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Pam Barnhill

Pam is the author of The Your Morning Basket Guide and Plan Your Year: Homeschool Planning for Purpose and Peace. She also is the host of three popular  podcasts -- The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast, Your Morning Basket, and The Homeschool Solutions Show. She lives in the Deep South with her husband and three kids, where she is the go-to lady for great curriculum recommendations or a just a pep talk on a rough day.
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