My youngest had her birthday last week and a friend gave her some money for something she needs. What we honestly need are some new things to keep her entertained and engaged during homeschooling and work time. The toys that were exciting last spring are not now. I have found the best way to deal… Read More How to Handle Homeschooling with Little Ones
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
Welcome guest poster, Ali Southerland who runs a messy house, homeschools, and cooks huge meals for an army of tiny faces. She is dedicated to helping everyone understand and teach science better, teaching financial literacy, and helping parents use freezer cooking to take control of their time. Check in with her at www.thisaddictivemess.com and follow… Read More What’s Ruining Your Homeschool Science?
Homeschooling through winter can feel overwhelming. It’s cold outside. There are still months of schooling left ahead. The new sheen had worn off our textbooks and materials. Winter can make or break a homeschooling mom. Don’t let it break you! The best way to fight back at the winter homeschooling blues is to have a… Read More Have Fun this Winter
Have you every thought of what kind of a legacy you want to leave behind? I know, I know. The laundry is overflowing, the kids are all hungry, and you are working on quarterly reports. Right now, you are just looking forward to making it to bedtime. In a short five years time span, I… Read More Leaving A Legacy of Love and Learning!
Have you ever made a decision so huge that it frightened you beyond belief? For me, deciding to homeschool my children was such a decision. I have had to make some truly difficult decision in my life, however taking the leap into homeschooling consumed me for years. The root of the struggle lay in the fact that… Read More Finding Answers to Your Biggest Questions
Do you ever worry that you aren’t qualified to teach your children? I mean what do YOU know of educational testing and achievement? Educational testing, oh that phrase gets under my skin. Testing has nothing to do with education…that’s another post, though. What qualifies you to teach your child? The fact that you have been… Read More Making Learning Fun for All Ages
Families decide to homeschool for so many different reasons. It really is the most individualized education options there is. For us, we began homeschooling for mostly academic reasons. We had a vision of how we wanted our children to be educated and sought to build what we could not find anywhere else. Our time, though,… Read More Thankful that Family is the Heart of Our Homeschool
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
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?