When times get tough, it’s easy to let anxieties creep in and start to fear. The best way to handle this is to turn to the Lord. Whenever I go through a tough season, I have two choices: I can sit and let that worry fester and start eating me alive, or I can get on my knees and pray. When we turn to the Word during difficult times, God gives us the answers we need, speaks to us in a way only He can, and He has the power to calm our anxious hearts. Right now, more than ever, we need to come together to read our Bibles and fellowship together! I’ve created a free 30 Bible Study- A Journey through Psalms, to help us dive into the Word and connect with one another.Read more
Schools are closed across the country. I don’t know about you, but a week ago I certainly did not see this coming! Even as a veteran homeschooler, things are difficult right now. All of our events, clubs, and sports are cancelled. Even our beloved library! Schools cancelling have given a lot of people the opportunity to give homeschooling a shot, whether they’re going all in or just being forced to teach their children at home with the resources their schools are supplying. Either way, I wanted to gift everyone in need with Your Guide to a Stress-Free Homeschool- an ebook homeschooling guide that I created.Read more
As my kiddo gets older, we’ve been moving away from some subjects and moving onto others. Spelling has been something we’ve decided to drop as he’s entered middle school, but I also felt like that took away an aspect of language arts in helping him learn new words. That’s when it hit me- we should look into starting some vocabulary lessons in our homeschool!Read more
As soon as our kids pick up a pencil as wee little ones, we encourage them to write. We teach them their letters, how to spell their names, and other simple words. It comes as a shock to many people that I’ve chosen to hold off on using a writing curriculum in our homeschool until my son hit middle school age. But, hear me out. I have a good reason and I’m excited to share it with you.Read more
If you’re like me, and most parents I know, you have an adorable video on your phone of your child dancing to music. It wasn’t something you taught them, or a moment you created. Instead, it was your child’s natural response to the rhythm and the way the music made her feel.
Any maybe you also have captured your child’s innate ability and desire to sing along with his favorite song. It’s the one you’ve played over and over in the car, or the popular song every child seems to know – Baby Shark, perhaps?Read more
Christmas is a time when we can get caught up in the hustle and bustle. Every year I try to think of a way to make our Christmas a Christ-centered one and a way for our family to slow down. This year we are taking a Journey through Luke together with this new Scripture Advent Countdown.Read more
We believe in a relaxed, child-led approach to education allowing the kids to pursue their interests. Because of this, I like to have books on lots of various subjects available to them. When my kids have a question, my famous line is, “We have a book about that!” Books are available for literally every subject. They are made for tough little readers and are surprisingly durable compared to a lot of other books we have! Usborne Books and More just never disappoints me! Let me show you how you can add Usborne Books in your homeschool.
Thanksgiving is a fun time to learn about our country’s history! Adding in some Thanksgiving lessons into our homeschool is something I strive to do every year. It’s fun, it breaks up what we’ve been doing for something new and fresh, and there are always a lot of resources to choose from so we never do the same thing. I’m going to share some of my very favorite Thanksgiving lessons for homeschoolers so you can do them along with us.Read more
Having homeschooled for over seven years now, I feel like I have a pretty good idea of my very favorite items to make homeschooling easier on me. I’ve compiled them all together for you so that you can have all of my must haves in one place. Here are my top 10 supplies every homeschool mom needs in her life.Read more
Why is having an online homeschool science class for high schoolers so important to me? When it comes to teaching high school, I don’t know about you, but I become a pile of nerves. This stuff actually counts! These grades will be on our kids transcripts and I want to help them succeed.
When it comes to language arts and history, I’m your girl. I will read through all the classic literature, research all the history events and find the most amazing field trips to battle fields, museums, and more.
But math and science? That’s where I’m lost. Outside of observing nature, I’m not a great science teacher. I didn’t do well in chemistry and cannot begin to tell you what’s on the periodic table We can of elements. This is when I’m so thankful for amazing online resources for my kids. The amount of online math options are numerous, but what about online science classes? Here are three reasons why online homeschool science classes for high schoolers can help save your sanity!