First Year Homeschool Advice

Remember your first year homeschooling? It's thrilling. Everything is shiny and new and exciting - and sometimes daunting and scary, too. Everyone has great advice for new homeschoolers. Seasoned homeschoolers love looking back and sharing their sage words of wisdom....

Midyear Homeschool Encouragement for Mom

Can you believe for many of us this homeschool year is halfway over? I am often amazed by the speed the first semester of the school year passes. As the first semester winds down, I have found myself evaluating our homeschool year. I don’t know about you, but in our...

Why Menu Planning for Homeschool Moms is Important

Note: This post may contain affiliate links that I know and love. Admit it.  Our lives as homeschool moms are busy.  There is always something to do whether its planning, teaching, cooking, cleaning, shopping, or budgeting.  Time and money are precious commodities in...

Meeting the New Year with Renewed Homeschool Perspective

We've reached the end of the year. Often that's when moms start to reflect on what's been working in homeschool and life, and what's not working. It's a great time to re-assess and consider ways to make changes coming into the new year. Sometimes it's a simple matter...

3 Gentle Steps to Teaching Story Writing

Do you have a child who's a little reluctant to begin creative writing? It's understandable. Staring at a blank piece of paper can be overwhelming, even for adults and accomplished writers! It's no wonder that our kids may be a little intimidated at the idea of...

5 Faith-Based Christmas Books for Kids

This post may contain affiliate links.  Do you love reading faith-based Christmas books to your kids during the holidays? In a sea of secular books, sometimes it's like weeding through a haystack to find a few faith-based gems to present to our kids. Don't get me...

21 Healthy Christmas Recipes

It's tricky enough trying to co-ordinate family gatherings at Christmas-time, isn't it? Remembering which set of grandparents we see on Christmas Eve, whose turn it is to host Christmas lunch, and reaching a consensus on what the gift-buying protocol will be this year...

The Ultimate Homeschooler’s Christmas Countdown

If there's one time of year I enjoy above all others, it's Christmas time. There's just something about the sights, the sounds, and the smells that make me warm all over. Growing up, one of my favorite things to do each season was to move the little mouse to a new day...

How to Encourage Christmas Random Acts of Kindness

The holiday season brings a variety of thoughts and emotions for all ages.  Adults often feel stressed, frustrated, and exhausted.  Kids start to get so excited that they are bouncing off the walls and forgetting anything but the holidays.  It's easy to get caught up...

How to Create Your Own Preschool Curriculum

Homeschooling a preschooler is a precious season in life! They are gaining independence, and are filled with curiosity. Whether you want to dive into academics with your preschooler, or you want to take a more informal approach, you can create your own preschool...