History & Literature Picks for Home Learning

History and literature studies are just plain fun for our homeschool. My kids love to learn about far-off places and people. Here are our picks for home learning. (This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees.) History and […]

How to Spend Those Back to School Dollars

Independence Day is long gone. By at least a week. Which means the sales for back to school on are the horizon. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some great tips on how to spend those back to school dollars. Oh, I hate to say the words but, well, it’s not going to be long […]

Grammar Picks for Homeschooling

Grammar matters. The study of language usage helps us communicate effectively. photo source This summer I’m presenting a series of posts about homeschooling and afterschooling (read: enrichment) resources that are parent-friendly and designed to boost your child’s education. If you’ve missed previous posts, head here for the “anchor” post and all the links. This week, […]

European Vacation with Six Kids?

We’re dreaming a big dream over here. This little town, near and dear to my heart, is the petit village of Collioure, France, just a few miles from the Spanish border. It’s our hope to spend a few weeks here in 2014. And I’ve got 22 months to get ready. I’m over at Simple Homeschool […]

How I Taught My Kids to Read

Continuing the series, FishMama’s Picks for Homeschooling, today I’m sharing how I taught my kids to read. One of the things I was reminded of this past year in our Extreme Homeschool Makeover was that the basics are good. There’s nothing wrong with focusing on the basics. In fact, they are the building blocks to […]

Math Picks for Homeschooling

As I mentioned yesterday, I am in school planning mode. We’ve only been off school for a week, but our shorter summer vacation means we’ll be getting back in the saddle in a month or two. And I want to be ready for the new year. That means having all our curriculum ordered and on […]

The Well-Trained Mind: A Road Map for Our Homeschool

The Well-Trained Mind serves as a road map to our homeschool, showing us the different paths we can take, as well as reminding us to pace ourselves and our kids. Last week I shared about a new series on Life as MOM. With the oh-so-humble title of FishMama’s Picks for Homeschooling, it is my effort […]

FishMama’s Picks for Homeschooling

This week I’m finishing my tenth year of formal homeschooling. I suppose some might say fifteen years since before my son was officially in kindergarten, I gave him a preschool experience at home. Really, all of life is learning. But, yes, ten years of formal teaching. I think I get a pin for years of […]