I’m a mama of many. With 7 kids in our household, homeschooling can be well…complicated. On any given day I’m teaching 5 school-aged children and switching between the various subjects and grade levels. This makes me just a little bit crazy. By the end of the day I don’t have a single brain cell left.Read more
If you’re looking for slightly scary and sometimes funny reads about wizards and witches, then this is the book list for you! These would be perfect reads for Halloween! The Witches by Dahl Archibald Finch and the Lost Witches The Little Leftover Witch Little Witch by Bennett The Witch Family The Worst Witch The LittleRead more
Last week I debunked 4 surprisingly common homeschool myths. Today we’re going to tackle 3 more myths that cripple many homeschool parents. These strike fear into a homeschool mom’s heart and leave her feeling inadequate. These 3 myths are often the reason that homeschooling families throw in the towel and quit. Have you ever hadRead more
The weather has turned chilly, and it’s time for curling up by the fire with books. Is anyone else getting prepared to hibernate for the winter? My most important supplies for winter are a giant stack of books, fuzzy socks, and a big mug of hot tea. And now that I have a teenRead more
All homeschool moms, the potential homeschooler, the new homeschooler, and the seasoned homeschooler, all face down those fears that creep into their journey.
Let’s tackle a few of the most common myths and combat them with a little truth.
Every year I say I will use a literature program in our homeschool. And every year this topic gets overlooked in favor of math, grammar, writing, history, or science. This summer I was determined to do a fun literature study with all of my kids as part of a group study. I chose Readers inRead more
Homeschooling is a little bit like a marriage. It’s a huge commitment. Sure, you could always jump ship and send your kids to a school. But for many homeschoolers, that’s not an option. We’re here for the long-haul. We’ve been called to homeschool and we’re committed. And I do think that’s one of the firstRead more
After listening to Peter Pan for the millionth time, I decided my kids needed to branch out and expand their collection of pirate stories. I created a fun book list of funny and slightly spooky pirate chapter books to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a fantastical adventure on the high seas or a mysterious treasureRead more
The only way I’ve found to manage the chaos surrounding me is to have a daily schedule.
Raise your hand if your child loves grammar! Please note that my hand is not raised. How can I, someone who loves grammar, have a houseful of kids who dread the very thought of doing grammar lessons? Well, I’ve discovered a new grammar curriculum that takes a lot of the pain and whining right outRead more