Hey Mama, It’s almost June . . . and then on to July . . . can you believe it? Summer always seems to fly by (even though it’s hardly started), and with summer comes BBQs, picnics, fireworks, and 4th of July! I love hearing phrases like “one nation under God” and “in
Hey Mama, So my house is really a mess right now. There’s a tall tower of folded towels on the coffee table which may or may not make it to the linen closet (ever). Often it seems they get knocked over before I can even deal with them. I have blueberry pancake batter
Hey Mama, Is copywork important? How about good penmanship? I would have to argue that both will benefit your children’s education and future. If your children are copying good literature, their reading, writing, and vocabulary improve. Just pick a good piece of literature your children love and have them copy a short quote
Hey Mama, I was quite nervous; we were not required to test our children in California. However, our new state of Colorado requires testing! Would they do well, or would the test prove that I am a failure as a teacher? I feared the latter. Although the test was for the children, I
“What curriculum do you use?” It’s the most common conversation starter in homeschool circles. Why not? We all want to know the best curriculum, and it’s a great way to break the ice when meeting a fellow home educator for the first time. It’s a topic of immediate common interest. Choosing the best curriculum is,
Homeschooling parents love to share their resources with others. This resource guide for homeschool families is provided by homeschooling families for homeschooling families. If you have ever been in the same room as more than one homeschool mom, then you know that the conversation often leads to curriculum: the good, bad, and the ugly.
I have to admit, I didn’t use online homeschool curriculum for new homeschoolers when I started homeschooling. That’s because there really wasn’t any. Hey, at that time, Google wasn’t even a thing! I used educational CD-ROMs like Reader Rabbit and Where is Carmen San Diego? to spice things up a bit now and then.
When I began high school planning for the first time in my homeschooling career, it honestly was not that bad. As I watched my kids run around the playground throughout the early years, a sense of dread lingered in the back of my mind when it came to planning for the high school years.