Our Homeschool Curriculum for grades 12, 10, 8, 6, & 4

There is a veritable cornucopia of homeschool curriculum available, so much more than when I started this journey 16 years ago. Here’s what we’re using this year. Can you believe that this is my 16th year of homeschooling? I’ve only got 9 more to go! It’s practically the home stretch. 😉 Seriously, this has been […]

Can You Afford to Homeschool or Not?

Can you afford to homeschool? It’s a good question. Here I share what we have spent this last 15 years of homeschooling as well as what it would cost us to choose other schooling options. Homeschooling has been, hands down, one of the most fulfilling experiences of my “life as mom.” It’s also been one […]

Are You Really a Homeschool Mom Fail?

Are you a homeschool mom fail? The thought does cross our minds every once in awhile, doesn’t it? Here’s how I combat that feeling and get back on track. I can’t say that the school year has gone quite according to plan. I didn’t know that multiple science co-ops and Community Bible Study (Monday through […]

Using a Kindle for Homeschooling

Wondering how to use a Kindle for homeschooling? Here’s how we’re doing it with our 11th, 9th, 7th, 5th, and 3rd graders. We are a device family. We play video games. We watch movies. I love my iphone like a seventh child. But for about 15 years of homeschooling, we were mostly a pen and […]

Historical Fiction Books I Read in October

Did you read any good books in October? I’ve got four fun historical fiction books to share this month, all of which will expand your horizons. And your kids’. I guess you can tell it’s the school year based on which books I’ve actually read! As a homeschool mom, the months of September through May are […]

Homeschool Curriculum for the Year and a Very Long Discussion on Our History & Literature Study

Wondering what homeschool curriculum for five kids aged 8 to 15 looks like? Here’s what we’re studying this year as well as mom’s take on classical history and lit. It’s our 9th week of school and I’m finally getting around to sharing our curriculum choices with you! For once it’s a good thing that I took […]

Getting Started in Homeschooling: Teaching More than One Child

Teaching more than one child in a homeschool setting is not the easiest thing in the world. But, it’s totally possible for you and your children to thrive. Homeschooling one child can be a challenge. It can make a mom shake in her boots to take on the responsibility of teaching her child at home. […]

Homeschooling Tools to Use This Year

There are all kinds of resources out there to help you teach your kids at home. While you don’t need all the things, there are a few key homeschooling tools that can make your school year easier. If you ever find yourself at a homeschooling convention, you will most likely wander the aisles of the […]