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 […]

Back to School Traditions to Celebrate

It’s important to have ways to mark the passing of the seasons. Practicing back to school traditions can be a great way to celebrate a new school year and transition to a new routine. It’s hard to say goodbye to the lazy days of summer. I, for one, prefer not to have obligations and schoolwork to […]

Building Your Academic Calendar for Homeschooling

One of the benefits of the homeschool life is that you get to set the calendar! Here’s how to build an academic calendar for homeschooling. I’ll confess, one of my favorite parts of homeschooling is that no one else tells me where I have to be and when. While I’m a stickler for doing real […]

Knowing the Homeschool Laws in Your State

Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, but each state has its own homeschool laws. If you’re going to teach your children at home, you need to be aware of these homeschool laws. I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. Nothing in this post can be construed as formal legal […]

Getting Started in Home Schooling: Selecting Teaching Resources

There’s so much to choose from when it comes to teaching resources for homeschool. Consider these tips for choosing curriculum. In my younger, pre-kid days, my idea of summer fun was lying in the sun with a good book, taking breaks only to dip in the pool or to grab a bite to eat. My lounge […]