Year-Round Home School & Our Summer Session

Year-Round School and Our Summer Session - Homeschool doesn

Homeschool doesn’t have to fit a traditional schedule. We’re schooling year-round with a summer session. We’ve just completed our 12th year of homeschooling. That is pretty remarkable to me. I’m pleased to say the experiment is working. Yet, a successful homeschool doesn’t just happen. It takes a lot of worry, wasting of money, and freaking […]

My Aunt Cass, Wonder Woman

My Aunt Cass, Wonder Woman

The following post is sponsored by Hallmark: Disclosure: I have been compensated for my time spent writing. I have also been sent free product samples. All opinions are my own. Before there was the internet, there was mail. Sigh. I love mail. As a child I would stand by the window watching for the mail […]

Our Summer School: Getting Out and About

Our Summer School: Getting Out and About - Make weekly outings a learning experience.

Make weekly outings a summer learning experience. Last year I had great big dreams for a summer school that was lively and unique. We were going to read great literature, get ahead with math, learn filmmaking and cooking and basically expand our horizons beyond our wildest dreams. Bwahaha. Can you hear me knock over end […]

Things I Know About Our Homeschool

Things I Know About Our Homeschool - Curious about homeschooling? This is where I am today, 42-year old me with six kids, a writing career, and a homeschool.

Curious about homeschooling? This is where I am today, 42-year old me with six kids, a writing career, and a homeschool. 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. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly […]

A Guide to Curing Thank You Note Writer’s Block

A Guide to "Thank You Note" Writer

Cat got your tongue when it comes to writing thank you notes? Here are some ideas to help you say thanks in a real and honest way. This post is sponsored by Hallmark. All opinions are my own. The end of the year is a great time to say thanks. Whether you homeschool or send […]

Playing a Game of Chopped for Kids

Playing a Game of Chopped for Kids - Want to give your children some practical kitchen skills and a sense of independence and accomplishment? Play a game of Chopped -- for kids.

Want to give your children some practical kitchen skills and a sense of independence and accomplishment? Play a game of Chopped — for kids. 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. Your price does not change, but […]

A Day in the Life with Kids Aged 16, 13, 11, 9, 7, and 5

A Day in the Life with Kids Aged 16, 13, 11, 9, 7, and 5 - a real life look into what a day at our house looks like.

Ever wonder what it’s like to homeschool six kids? Earlier this month, Simple Homeschool reposted one of my “homeschool day in the life” posts from years back. It struck a chord with lots of mamas in the throes of having new teenagers, young toddlers, and lots of things on the to do list. I was […]

A Fall Wreath Paper Plate Craft

Fall Leaf Wreath Paper Plate Craft

The following content is sponsored by Elmer’s Products. My mom was a kindergarten teacher when I was born. That means that my preschool and early elementary years absolutely rocked on the craft front. My mom always had some type of imaginative play or art activity for us to do. And she was pretty free wheeling, […]