Summer-Themed Chapter Books

It’s summer time! One of my summer goals is always to read more – for both me and my children. And what is more fun than reading summer-themed books during summer vacation? I’ve made a book list of books all about summer time, summer camp, and summer adventures. The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester SummerRead more

6th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

It’s 6th grade take 2! My second child is about to begin 6th grade. He’s a vastly different learner than his older sister, so our plan looks quite different for his year. He is my late bloomer – brilliant in math and abstract thinking, but a struggling learner in reading and spelling. However, during hisRead more

8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

How did I get here? I have a teenager who is about to enter high school – in fact, she’s already working on some high school credits. We’ve been talking about college and testing and life plans. WHAT? It’s a little bit crazy. As I’ve planned this school year, I’ve felt overwhelmed with thoughts ofRead more

A Homeschool Trimester Plan – Homeschooling Year-Round

How do you schedule a homeschool year, especially if you’re schooling multiple ages and grade levels? I don’t have the answer, despite having 5 children in school with 2 younger ones underfoot. I have not found the magic answer to effectively scheduling a homeschool year. In fact, each year our schedule is adjusted and tweakedRead more

Female Heroes of the Revolution Book List

As Independence Day approaches, I wanted to honor some of the revolutionary women who helped shape our nation and changed the course of history. This is a celebration of the many women who played a role in the birth of our nation. They Called Her Molly Pitcher Founding Mothers Independent Dames Sybil Ludington: Revolutionary WarRead more

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