Those early days of trying to figure out what homeschooling is and how it works can be trying. You want so badly for it to work, but do not have the resources and experience to know if it is. However, thre is another side to this. While everyone is busy finding what homeschooling is, we… Read More What Homeschooling is Not!
We woke up to an unexpected snowfall and squeals of delight from the two littlest. The snow is pretty but winter can seem to drag on and on….have no fear! If your kids are climbing the walls or making you feel like you might lose your mind at any minute if spring doesn’t come soon,… Read More Active Indoor Games to Play During those Cold Winter Months
We all want our children to be seen as special. The pressure to perform and excel is unprecedented in modern times. It is no longer enough to do well, you need to do best. Where does that leave the child who has special learning needs and is struggling just to do anything? While the emphasis… Read More Your Child IS Special!
The virtue of serving others is not only a Christian ideal but a life skill. As homeschool families, we recognize the significance of being active and engaged in the community at large. Despite the often touted misconception that homeschoolers are “unsocialized,” the truth is that the homeschool community is vibrant, active, and knows how to… Read More Creative Service for All Ages
November is a time when we pause in America to count our blessings and give thanks. On Veteran’s Day, we give thanks for those who sacrifice to keep us safe and free. Then, on Thanksgiving, we thank God for our freedoms and bounty. One thing that our family is very thankful for is homeschooling–and it… Read More Why We Are Thankful that We Homeschool
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 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 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
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?
When I began my homeschool, I thought I had it all figured out. I am a certified teacher and hold a Master’s degree in education. I knew how to teach and plan lessons, what else did I need? As I quickly learned, teaching in a school and teaching at home are two totally different things.… Read More Start Your Homeschool on Sound Foundations