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!
We’ve started adapting a Charlotte Mason inspired homeschool over the past year. I love the relaxed ways of Charlotte Mason curriculum and the style of learning that comes along with it. But, one thing I just can’t accept is the rule about twaddle books. Sometimes, we just need silly nonsense in our lives, so twaddle books are welcome in our homeschool.Read more
Cursive writing. It’s sadly a dying art. But, really, it’s so much more than an art! Cursive writing isn’t being taught as much as it used to, so it is something that I wanted to focus on in our homeschool. Why is learning cursive writing so important, though?Read more
The 50th Anniversary for the Apollo 11 moon landing is coming up, so it was the perfect excuse to create a moon study. The moon is no longer a mystery to us since space exploration has given us an inside look. Here are some books, a STEM project, and moon phases activities to add to your moon study lessons!Read more