As a homeschool mom, having a library card is almost as important as coffee. My family is extremely blessed to have an amazing local library system with not only books galore (we can even request books at partnering libraries, it is awesome), but they offer a wealth of classes, Story Time, homeschool programs, resources
This summer, I will only have one child at home. The others work full-time jobs or have committed themselves to service all summer. So, it’s just me and my 12-year-old son. I’ve never been in this situation before! It’s sad and a bit lonely for him. I am committed to having a fun summer
Taking charge of your children’s education is an overwhelming venture some days. Compared to a public school counterpart, we may be doing the work of several people all by ourselves. Whether you are just starting your homeschool journey or have been at it for years, there are seasons that can feel really lonely and
As a relaxed homeschooler who veers more towards natural learning and unschooling, I often seek out Charlotte Mason materials to use with my kids. Of all the different homeschooling philosophies and methods, hers meshes well with a natural learning environment. I emphatically agree with her emphasis on nurturing a child’s love of learning through
Last year, I graduated my second child from my homeschool and now, I find myself discussing high school with my third child. She starts 9th grade in the fall. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, anxiety, and other learning issues figured into my planning for the older two children. I adapted their high school programs to
Amazing Free Resources to Start Your Homeschool Year with a Big, Fun Shark Day (or Week) Everyone starts their homeschool year differently. Some of us ramp up slowly, starting with just a few subjects and adding more each week until we are in full swing. Others start it all on day one with a
As a mommy of a preschooler and a toddler, I’m always on the lookout for fun, and oftentimes, free activities. Consistently attending library storytime at the local library was one of the best decisions I made for my children in the last calendar year. Even small towns usually have libraries with a weekly storytime,
So, it’s the end of the school year in our home and I’m already thinking about next year. It seems I’m not alone because, in the past week, two moms have asked me about curriculum choices. In particular, they were both asking about online courses. This has been on my mind lately, as well.