Back to School Planning for a Homeschool Mom

I’m astounded that our summer vacation is already coming to a close. It has flown by. We didn’t quite do all that we intended, but we did a lot. And mostly, it turns out that what the kids and I really wanted was to veg a little. We’ve had a lot of changes over the […]

How We Do School: A Guest Post from Jena

My brain is slowly shifting into school gear. I love back to school. I’m all about getting a fresh start! This week I’ve been busily searching the web for our homeschool resources for next year. (More on that in August.) One of the things that helps me move in that schooling direction is to read […]

How We Do School: A Guest Post from Cathy

How we choose to educate our children can be as varied as what we each serve for dinner each night. For me and my family, we’ve chosen to homeschool, as has my friend Joy. On the other hand, my friend JessieLeigh has chosen the public school option. I have my reasons, and they each have […]

Great Price on The Old Schoolhouse Magazine – Special Today

After 8 years of formal homeschooling, it’s now a way of life for our family. We’re always learning something new, though. And a great way to learn about homeschooling is from others who’ve gone before you. I love talking with other moms and find out what works for them. No use reinventing the wheel! The […]

How We Do School: A Guest Post from Joy

Last week I shared a little bit about my educational background and how our family has gone against the grain in choosing to homeschool. Then JessieLeigh shared her story of how she and her husband came to the conclusion that public school was the best choice for their family. Today Joy, web designer extraordinaire, homeschooling […]

Tie-Dye TShirts: Tips for Success

See that little guy on the left, the one who’s not sure if he’s smiling? Well, the other day we were driving down the road and he said, “Could we paint tshirts today?” It was one of those moments when I could have said, “Not today.” But, I took a moment to think about it. […]

Planning Vacations for a Range of Ages

As you may know, our six kids are ranged in age from one to thirteen. We represent almost every developmental stage of childhood. Makes for some complex parenting. One thing we’ve struggled with over time is provide activities and to plan vacations that can suit the whole crew. Today, over at Simple Homeschool, I’m sharing […]

How We Do School: A Guest Post from JessieLeigh

Today’s post is brought to you by my twin, JessieLeigh. Well, we’re not really related. At least we don’t think we are. But, JessieLeigh and I have some uncanny resemblances. We are both named Jessica, obviously. But, we were also both French majors, lived abroad, love froofy food, and our dads are both of Norwegian […]