Monday, 14 March 2016 by

  We were made for adventure and I love opportunities to invite my kids into the fun. Our homeschooling family relishes opportunities to be outside together, exploring nature, and we have fallen in love with a form of modern day treasure hunting called geocaching. Geocaching isn’t a new idea, and you can now find over

There are some subjects in our homeschool that I really love to teach. Literature: I could read and discuss books all day long every day. History: I love to learn about the people and places of the past. Science: although I totally disliked it in school, as a homeschool mom I’ve developed a love for

Have You Met Charlotte Mason?

Friday, 11 March 2016 by

Have you met Charlotte Mason? She was a remarkable British woman who was far ahead of our time when it comes to educating our children. She was born in 1842 in England, but was orphaned at the age of 16 when both of her parents passed away. It was at this time that she came

Homeschooling Multiple Ages

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 by

There was once a time when I couldn’t conceive of how any person with more than one child could homeschool well. How can one teach multiple levels at the same time? Can you teach 6th grade math while teaching 4th grade math? I assumed someone would be neglected. This made homeschooling terrifying to me but

Winter is a time of hibernation, right? Oh, wait, we aren’t bears. Well, that means we STILL need to get our exercise during these winter months. Though traditional exercise like playing ball, jumping on the yard trampoline or riding bikes is typically out, there are still many ways to ensure your kids are getting the

Homeschooling: Hard But Worth It

Saturday, 05 March 2016 by

I have tumbled this around in my head for days as I proposed to get it all out . . .and I have come to this conclusion. Homeschooling is by far one of the hardest things that I have ever done in my life. Well, it stacks up right next to being a mama, in

I love to read and I want my kids to love to read Sonlight is a literature based curriculum filled with living books. Living books are written by authors who are passionate about their specific subject. It is very different than a textbook. This year my daughter is in Kindergarten and together, we will have

Homeschooling with Confidence

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 by

I don’t know about you, but I have found confidence to be a rather fickle creature; especially when it comes to homeschooling. Although I knew that pulling my kids out of “Brick and Mortar” five years ago and schooling them at home was something that I needed to do, the things that people would say