Homeschooling

Thankful Everywhere You Look

Thankful Everywhere You Look

Like most folks this time of year, we’re keeping track of the things we are thankful for. I thought I’d let you in on the silly but memorable way that we do it…and how it has grown. Several years ago during our first November here […]

You might be a homeschooling mom if…

You might be a homeschooling mom if…

Recently, I asked several of my favoritest homeschool moms how it was that they finally knew they were a homeschool mom (besides, you know, homeschooling their kids). What were the things that screamed, “oh my word, we are totally homeschoolers, aren’t we?” After a lot […]

10 Ways To Tackle Your Times Tables with HoliMaths

10 Ways To Tackle Your Times Tables with HoliMaths

  My boys are 12 and 13 and wading into the waters of a-l-g-e-b-r-a type stuffs. But believe me when I tell you that after a long summer away from lessons, their times tables were rusty. Hear that creakin’? Yeah. That’s the multiplication tables winding […]

3 Tips for Teaching How To Write a Paragraph

3 Tips for Teaching How To Write a Paragraph

For kids, learning how to write a paragraph can be hard. Really hard. My kids read a ton everyday, so I assumed this meant they had a pretty good understanding of what a paragraph entailed. I remember when it came time to learn how to […]

Why New and Veteran Homeschoolers Need Each Other

Why New and Veteran Homeschoolers Need Each Other

The great thing about homeschooling is there are people in different stages of the journey. New parents jumping in, experienced parents nearing the end…and a whole bunch of people in between figuring out where they are in the game. We all need each other. New […]

Some Kids Like Schedules

Some Kids Like Schedules

When I first started this homeschooling journey back in 2007, I was pretty well convinced that homeschooling was all about freedom. Freedom in the sense that kids should be let to run free, spending all day doing what kids love to do. The learning would […]

Homeschool Community: Why Can’t We Get Along?

Homeschool Community: Why Can’t We Get Along?

Let’s be honest. I mean, like brutally, painfully honest. The homeschooling community can be one of the most challenging groups of people you will encounter. (Can I get an amen?) The homeschool community is the group of “open minded” people who really aren’t. It’s the […]

Hmmmschooling, Not Homeschooling

Hmmmschooling, Not Homeschooling

Welcome to our world of hmmmschooling. No, not homeschooling. Hmmmschooling. What is hmmmschooling, you ask? Well. It’s setting yourself right smack in the middle of all that questioning that is a part of daily life. It usually starts to happen about the time your kids […]

The Spare Change Game: Easiest Way to Learn About Money!

The Spare Change Game: Easiest Way to Learn About Money!

Learning about coins can be confusing, to say the least. Why is a dime smaller than a nickel if it’s worth more? How much is a nickel worth again? How many dimes make a dollar? What are two quarters and a penny worth? The magic […]

The 2 Reasons Homeschool Labels Don’t Matter

The 2 Reasons Homeschool Labels Don’t Matter

Labels, like those on soup cans, can help with organization and identification. In the homeschooling world, a label for what kind of homeschooler you are can make it easier to find like-minded individuals who are educating their children in a similar manner. But the whole […]