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...

Using Books to Teach Homeschool Math Skills

Reading is a great way to help teach or reinforce mathematical skills! While you may be wondering about the correlation between math and reading, I would first like to present the idea of a living math book. The Definition of a Living Math Book: I believe that a...

Tips for Using the Bible in Your Homeschool

The Bible offers homeschoolers a wealth of ideas and resources for use in studying. Nearly every subject of study can be tied to the Bible, from history to language arts to geography. You can use the Bible as a primary text or incorporate it only as another one of...

Christmas Art Project for Multiple Ages

Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas where you live? This is the time of the year in which if we're not careful, we can get so busy planning, baking and shopping that we forget to set aside some special time to create with our kids. But art is a great way to...

Christmas Gift Guides 2017

It's the holiday season! Are you planning a big family gathering in your own home, or are you planning to head out of town to meet up with family and friends elsewhere? No matter where you plan to celebrate there is much to be done. The gift guides below will help you...

Homeschooling With Dr. Seuss

photo credit Sharyn Morrow, flickr Dr. Seuss has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mom spent countless hours reading the same Seuss books to me over and over again. I did the same for my kids. In fact, The Cat in the Hat was the first book I...

Yes, You CAN Homeschool Your Special Needs Child

When I first started homeschooling it wasn't because I always knew it would be best for our family. When my son became of age, I sent him off on the big yellow bus to kindergarten. to be honest, I was looking forward to the day. His never ending supply of energy and...

5 Days of Christmas

Tis the season... Are you ready? The Christmas season is finally here! Now is the time to pull out the tinsel, the ornaments and the shopping list and get ready for family time and festive holiday gatherings. The bloggers of iHomeschool Network are getting ready too....

Menu Planning For Homeschool Kids In 5 Simple Steps

Why does dinnertime have to be such a chaotic time of the day?  For so many years in our house, dinner was one of my most dreaded times of the day. After parenting and homeschooling our 6 children all day, having the energy to decide on what to make for dinner and...

Winter Nature Study for Homeschoolers

Do you put nature study on the back burner during the cold days of winter? As much as I love to study nature, I truly don't prefer to be outdoors when the weather whips and stings through every single layer of clothing I've piled on. But since I really believe in the...

Teaching Story Writing in Your Homeschool

There are so many benefits to teaching your kids story writing. Storytelling has been used in every culture to teach valuable life lessons and good storytellers were always respected. Written communication is still a huge part of today's society - almost every...

Rational Holiday Homeschooling

Tis the season to be… Doing everything homeschool moms always do plus 17,459 other tasks that the season demands. Oh ya, and get it all done without complaining, while covered in flour and bits of wrapping paper, and smiling and oozing warmth and appreciation for...

How to Have Effective Holiday Stress Relief as a Homeschooler

As a homeschool mom, the holidays can feel anything but jolly.  All the hustle and bustle of shopping, baking, and wrapping can be overwhelming. Add homeschooling to your lengthy to-do list and you can feel like you're turning into the Grinch. via GIPHY Don't be the...

A Visit to the California Science Center

This week we visited the California Science Center for the first time. The museum is located in the Los Angeles Exposition Park and is near other museums attractions. There's so much to see here! The California Science Center combines exhibits and hands on learning...