If studying Shakespeare has your kids groaning in iambic pentameter (Shakespeare would be so proud!) consider a grand adventure of learning on location at stunning places in the UK to learn about Shakespeare. Grab your passport! Let’s go: Walk where Shakespeare was caught poaching deer in his youth. Sit in Shakespeare’s classroom. Can you find… Read More 21 Places in the UK to learn about Shakespeare.
Linking up with Kelly on this wintry Friday! Be sure to check out her very awesome, and sorely needed gift guide for special needs children! Last June I was offered an irresistible deal. If I agreed to give honest feedback, a coach would walk me through writing my first book! It has been a lifelong… Read More #7QT 7 Reasons I Took the Plunge
Have you ever created something–a meal, a craft, a home improvement project–stepped back and thought, how did I do this, it is simply amazing? That is where I am right now. Basking in the glory and wonder of what my efforts have produced. It has been quiet over here the past few weeks as I… Read More Introducing the System of Success
How Does Using Unit Studies Help The Teacher? I will just come out and say it. I. Love. Unit. Studies. My kids!! Love unit studies!! I haven’t met any one that doesn’t!! What is a Unit Study? In my post, The Importance of Unit Studies in Homeschool– I talk about the reasons I love… Read More Why Are Unit Studies a Homeschooler’s Best Friend?
Linking up with Kelly on this blustery Friday! How did it get to be late October, already? I wanted to pop on here and share some of our ups and downs of the past month. Time is flying by and as the Christmas catalogs start to flood in, I am reminded of just how quickly… Read More #7QT: It’s Been A Crazy October!
The Gathering Storm We began our homeschooling journey amid the greatest storms of our lives. Keeping our faith and our sanity was not always easy, but as a family we overcame the obstacles to become more self reliant and cohesive. After spending the entirety of our daughter’s nearly six years of life researching and deliberating… Read More Homeschooling When Your World is Falling Apart
The leaves are piling up outside my window! Even though this has been the most dismal autumn I can ever remember, I truly enjoy this time of year. So much fun to be had! Apple picking, pumpkin carving, hayrides, even just taking in the fall colors, every day is an adventure. This was my mom’s… Read More Autumn Possibilities and Printable
As homeschooling parents, we want everything to be just right. We spend endless hours researching supplements for our history study, choosing art supplies, organizing the school space, planning our school schedule and day format. As a homeschooling mom of four, I know that I begin planning for the next year, just days after the… Read More Five Reasons to Get Out of Your Homeschool Classroom
It has been a warm couple days after what seems like weeks of heavy rain. The garden is a jungle and the grass is growing quickly. However, Fall really is here! You can hear it in the way the leave rustle and the endless chirps of crickets. Fall always seems to creep up on me…a… Read More What’s on Your Fall Bucket List?
Deciding to homeschool took my husband and I six years. We honestly began thinking about it the moment our daughter was born. We read and we researched, we thought and prayed. Both of us are former teachers, so we knew what we did and didn’t want for our children’s education, but it was still hard… Read More What If Your Family Doesn’t Support Homeschooling?