Brave Writer Help for High School


Brave Writer Help for High School is one of the new items of homeschool¬†curriculum that we’re using this year. I’m excited for my teen boys to go through this self-paced course. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner:¬†Berzina@ This post is sponsored by Brave Writer. I have been compensated for my time spent […]

Homeschool Curriculum for Grades 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10


Our homeschool curriculum for the year has some old favorites as well as some new items that I’m testing out as I teach 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, and 10th grades.

End of Summer: How Moms Feel at Back-to-School


The end of summer approaches. We moms can feel a mix of emotions. JessieLeigh unpacks the bittersweet back-to-school feelings. Notebooks– 4 for $1! Glue Sticks… only 10 cents! Free backpack with $20 back-to-school purchase! If we hadn’t already known it, the fliers are quick to remind us– back-to-school is just over the horizon. End of […]

Planning a New Homeschool Year

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The new school year is just a round the corner. Now’s the time to plan for your homeschool and get a little organized, if you aren’t already.

How Moms Do: School

How Moms Do School | Life as MOM

How do moms do school? Here are a few ways moms decided on a style of education for their families.

What Can You Expect from an Extended School Year?

Preparing for an Extended School Year | Life as MOM

Is your child being recommended to participate in an “extended school year”, formerly known as “summer school”? What are the pros and cons? What can you expect?

Why Recess Is Worth Fighting For

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Do kids really need recess? Would that time be better spent studying? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh shares her thoughts on why recess IS worth fighting for.

How We Are Preparing Our Homeschooled Kid for College


As we near the end of our first 13 years of homeschooling, we get ready to launch one child into college. Here’s what we’ve done to prepare.