Teaching Several Grade Levels with Common Curricula

curriculum fair

This month Simple Homeschool is hosting a curriculum fair. Each of us is sharing how we approach choosing books and resources for teaching our kids at home. Today I’m talking about how I teach several grade levels using the same books. It’s a way that I save time, money, and a few brain cells all […]

Give Your Kids a Veggication (Giveaway)


The following is a guest post from Jenna of Food with Kid Appeal: At long last! A tool to help busy parents teach kids how vegetables nourish their brain for optimal learning. Whether you homeschool or just want some enrichment activities over the summer, a Veggication is for everybody. Veggication is a nutrition education program […]

Tips for a Greener Home School & Office

scotch tape

Since I teach my kids at home, our house is where we “live.” It gets messier than it would if most of us were gone all day. It wears more of a “lived in” look than many other homes. This is where we do life. It’s also where we go through huge amounts of papers […]

A Good Story: What’s In It for You?


Last week I got a chance to share at Simple Homeschool, discussing our family’s affection for good stories. From the post, Developing a love of books is one of the most important parts of our homeschool. Not only is it academically sound, but it is also a way of nurturing my children, of creating a […]

Prioritizing in a Large Homeschool

Schooling many

Once a month I get the privilege of publishing an article at Simple Homeschool. Since homeschooling takes up a huge percentage of my life, it’s been so good to get me thinking about the whys and wherefores of teaching my children at home. Today I address methods of prioritizing in a large family homeschool. From […]

Making the Most of Your Homeschool: Old Schoolhouse Expo

This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more. And for my family and a lot of you, homeschooling is a major part of our lives. A high school English teacher by training, I became a home educator nine years ago. It […]

A Day in My Life as a Homeschool Mom


I love it that I get to write for Simple Homeschool. It gets me thinking and writing about things that I might not otherwise explore. This month we’re sharing our “day in the life.” Today you can read what a typical day is like at our house. Hold onto your hats! From the post, When […]

Lunar Eclipse Tonight!

moon walk nasa

Photo source This year our little homeschool is studying Astronomy. It’s the kind of Astronomy I wish had been the basis of the Astro 1 class I took in college. No one told me it was astrophysics! Booooorrrrring! No, this astronomy is learning about the planets and constellations and how things work up in space. […]