How to Plan Your Homeschool Year

How can you plan for your homeschool year? The answer is not with colorful planners and naïve optimism. The traditional planning methods used in public schools simply don’t work well in the homeschool environment. They have to stick to the lesson plan and have a school calendar set years in advance. We enjoy such wonderfulRead more

Resources for a Homeschool Morning Basket

I’ve only recently been able to have a consistent morning time with my kids during our homeschool day. For years, I tried unsuccessfully to implement a group school time. And finally this school year, we were successful. Now, our morning time is our favorite part of our homeschool day. I shared some tips about beingRead more

Summer Reading for My 8-Year-Old Girl

My animal loving girl has a fun summer book list of whimsical and magical tales, many of them centered around animals. She’s my emerging reader who has just started to tackle some chapter books, and she’s so proud of her new reading ability. She enjoys fantasy but also appreciates off-beat humor and unusual characters. She’sRead more

Summer Reading for My 10-Year-Old Girl

Dragons! Princesses! Magic! Witches! Fantasy! And strong heroines! That’s the recipe for perfect summer reading for my 10-year-old girl. She loves anything pink and princess and she loves a heartwarming adventure with a female heroine. I think I’ve found a book list to delight her this summer! A Dash of Dragon Once Upon a MarigoldRead more

A List of Homeschool Curriculum

Help! I want to homeschool, but I don’t know where to start! I’m overwhelmed! How many times have I heard these statements from homeschoolers? I can’t even begin to count. As a matter of fact, when I first got started on my own homeschool journey, I felt the same way. So, if you’re new toRead more

How to Start Homeschooling

So, you want to homeschool? It’s ok. You can do it. There are so many resources to help you get started. So, where exactly should you start?? Let me give you a quick start guide to get you on the road to homeschool success. Step 1: Find your local or state homeschool organization. There areRead more

Summer Reading for My 13-Year-Old Girl

I’ve been planning the summer reading for my soon-to-be 8th grader. Most of our summer reading is fun, fantastical, magical, and adventuresome. There are a few mystery selections and some historical fiction as well. I know she’ll enjoy these selections as she solves mysteries and journeys to magical lands. Fortune’s Magic Farm Girl Who CouldRead more