There’s no doubt about it - I love my freedom! I’m a bohemian in some ways and I love to try doing things differently - which is why I was drawn to homeschooling over ten years ago. One of the things home education affords my family is the opportunity to be flexible...
Setting boundaries on media content that our family consumes can feel overwhelming. But with the right tools, it’s so much easier (and totally do-able)!
How can you, a dynamic unique homeschooler, test the progress of your unique homeschool with its’ unique students? There’s no standardized test for homeschooling. Is your homeschool on track?
“You homeschool? What about socialization?” We’ve all heard it, those dreaded words of scrutiny uttered from every doubting Thomas in our lives. This is likely the most infamous question asked of homeschool families. So, what about socialization? As homeschoolers, we...
I started coming up with many different ideas to try to change my children’s way of thinking about reading. I knew they once loved to read. I just needed to get them excited about reading again. Along the way, I discovered five ways book clubs can inspire your kids to read.
It was a blessing in disguise when I instituted a “work day.” Here’s how we turned over responsibility and encouraged our children to work independently.
Finding the right homeschool group or co-op can be a struggle, here are some simple tips from a homeschool group leader to help you find your perfect fit.
With so many math curriculum and tools in the homeschool market chances are there are many math learning tools that you may no know about.
Whether your children love or hate math, it’s a necessary subject. Many children don’t understand its necessity, though, and continually ask the question, “When will I ever use this in real life?” We can help our children understand the answer to that question when we make math meaningful by connecting it to real life.
Toddler learning is all about play, exploring the world, and having fun. Keep the fun while getting your little one ready for homeschooling! Build these 5 school skills for toddlers into your everyday play.
Maybe you have not found the time to read as a busy homeschool mom. I get it. Last year I put my foot down and carved out time for me to read. In fact, I set a lofty goal of a book a week. And I surpassed that goal. I learned a lot from reading a book a week, and I am excited to share six practical tips with you.
It’s exciting to take the reins on our children’s education. Unfortunately, though, that adrenaline we feel at the beginning all too often causes us to take on too much, too soon Homeschooling doesn’t have to be about busyness, chaos, and stress. Here are 5 practical ways to simplify your homeschool.
There is something special about video that helps bring a subject to life. That’s why I love to use video streaming services, like Netflix, as a supplemental resource in our curriculum. It’s super helpful to have such a wealth of educational entertainment at my fingertips.
After a long winter are you beginning to feel spring fever coming on? Kids are anxious to be outside, moms are anxious for the homeschool year to be drawing to a close. Spring is the season when we are all hoping to finish lessons as we look forward to summer break....
While it can be helpful, especially when first beginning your homeschool journey, to have an ideology to guide you as you purchase curriculum and plan your day. But, sometimes holding to a homeschool method goes wrong.
Noticing and assisting others can help grow kinder kids who mature into kinder adults. This isn’t just good for the world – it’s good for our kids. Being kind can actually affect how their brains develop! Here are 6 ways you can cultivate kindness in your kids.
Although there may be a perception that hands-on learning is somehow “less than” other, more traditional methods, this is just simply not true for many learners. If your child needs an out-of-the-box, more hands-on approach, go with it. It will make learning easier and more fun for both of you!
Gameschooling refers to homeschooling with games. Gameschoolers use games as part of their homeschool curriculum. I am convinced that, with a little planning, you could create an entire curriculum using educational board games and high-quality read alouds.
As the popularity of morning time grows, so do the misunderstandings about it. I’m am on a crusade to vanquish those myths right now.
There are so many Easter craft ideas and worksheets to be found online, but using dramatic play in learning can be a more effective (and fun!) way of teaching. I’ve put together some of my favorite ideas for using dramatic play to celebrate Easter, using puppets, role play and more.
Kids chores do not have to be boring or feel like a punishment. There is a simple and wonderfully beneficial way to get kids to do chores and cleaning happily, without the argument, the nagging, or the power struggle.