Homeschooling

4 Planning Systems for the New School Year

4 Planning Systems for the New School Year

Ready to get organized and ready for everything the new school year can dish out? Check out one of these 4 planning systems to help your life as mom. As a mom, homemaker, home educator, and entrepreneur/writer, I make a lot of lists. A lot of lists. My lists have lists. My husband works in…

Getting Ready for Back to School

Getting Ready for Back to School

Back to School? Say it ain’t so! Indeed, it’s time. But, you can rock the rentree with these fun tips and tricks. It is hard to believe that summer is on the downhill slope. My friend Andrea’s kids do school year-round so they’ve got only six weeks of summer. Our local school go back the first…

Year-Round Home School & Our Summer Session

Year-Round Home School & Our Summer Session

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…

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. A random poll on Facebook tells me that you all are pretty split when it comes to school choice. As every poll I’ve ever taken over the last six years has shown, this one…

A Guide to Curing Thank You Note Writer’s Block

A Guide to Curing Thank You Note Writer’s Block

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. The littles love the Food Network TV program, Chopped. They’ve been watching it from time to time ever since we moved back to California five years ago. Though we no longer…

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

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…