Preparing Your Kids for Foreign Travel

Crossing borders? Preparing kids for foreign travel is a little bit different than prepping them to visit Gramma’s house. Here are some fun things to do as you prepare to travel with kids. When you travel within a country as big as the United States, you don’t have to learn too many things. There are […]

5 Fun Activities for Toddlers

Make play and learning a dynamic duo. Try out one of these mom-friendly activities with your toddler and make some great memories. The toddler years can be so much fun! Oh my! There’s so much to do and explore. And even a cardboard box or a roll of tape can provide hours of entertainment. Truly. […]

Homeschool Curriculum for the Elementary Years (The Grammar Stage)

Ready to homeschool the grammar school years? Here’s a list of our 1st and 3rd grade homeschool curriculum choices. I got a little weepy when I pulled our kindergarten curriculum off the shelf and placed it in the to sell pile. Not only have those books served us well through six children, but their passing off to […]

FREE Printables for Back to School

Fire up your printer. Download this collection of free back to school printables and you will rock the new year. I know we’ve been talking about all kinds of school stuff, haven’t we? I’m sorry. But, the bell is ringing. I hear it in the distance. In less than two weeks it will be a […]

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 […]

Get a Good Routine Going

I’m not ready for the school year to start, but the calendar tells me it’s getting close to time to suit up and get our game on. While we do write our own homeschool calendar, it’s important to me that we don’t get too lackadaisical with our time. I’m cool with going with the flow, jetting off […]

Homeschool Curriculum for the Logic Stage (or The Middle School Years)

Ready to homeschool the middle years? Here’s a list of 5th and 7th grade homeschool curriculum choices. About fifteen years ago I got the idea not only to teach my kids at home, but also to do it via the classical model of education. I read several books on the topic: Recovering the Lost Tools […]

Homeschool Curriculum for High School

Ready to homeschool high school? Here’s a list of 9th and 12th grade homeschool curriculum choices. This year I will be teaching two high schoolers. I’ve done the math. While I will have multiple teenagers in the house at any given time over the next fifteen years, there will only be two in high school […]