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 […]

10 Tools to Organize Your Homeschool

You can facilitate learning and peace when you organize your homeschool. Here are 10 tools to help you get organized and enjoy your homeschool more. I’m officially in the throes of my 19th year of homeschooling. I’ve got about 6 more to go. I’ve learned a lot over the years. I probably have a lot […]

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. […]

Creating a Daily Routine for Your Homeschool

Creating a daily routine for your homeschool can add structure and direction to your homeschool day, help you and your students be more productive, and make the school year more fun. Ready to teach your kids at home? You’ve researched until you’re blue in the face; you’ve shopped until you’re ready to drop; you’re all […]

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 […]