These past three years, we’ve followed a traditional school calendar. After so many years of public school, we were all used to routinely taking 2 weeks off in the winter and the entire summer off. Also, we have cousins, and lots of public schooled friends that like to plan beach days and sleep overs during the summer. […]
Months before we started our first year of homeschooling I was completely overwhelmed by the incredible amount of choices in homeschool curriculum. It wasn’t just that were was tons to choose from, but also that there were so many different styles and philosophies. I was drowning in catalogs, and I doubted if I had heard the call to homeschool at this point. Today we’ll discuss how to choose the right homeschool curriculum for your family.
Reality is, that most homes don’t look Pinterest perfect, and that’s just real life. When you add homeschooling to an already hectic day, our homes often look more like disaster zones. On this 4th day of our summer series, I wanted to share how we manage the homeschool clutter chaos.
Did you know that children do better when they have predictable and regular routines? As we prepare for the coming school year let’s discuss the importance of setting-up a routine in our homeschools.
Homeschooling can be a daunting task, wether you’re just getting started, or have been at it for some time; this is why it’s important to make connections with other homeschool families.
I have a tendency to set too many goals for myself, and sometimes I set very high standards for my girls. The greatest thing I’ve learned while homeschooling, is to be flexible and to give grace.
As we wrap up the school year, and as conventions are around the corner, I’m exited to make room for new curriculum and re-arrange our homeschool space. (This post contains affiliate links. See my full disclosure here.) I’m also very exited about organizing our homeschool space. Yes, organization makes me giddy. For the last few […]
Today I’m participating in the 30 Ways We Homeschool Blog Party at They Call Me Blessed. I’ll be sharing about our Interest-Led Classical Charlotte Mason approach, as well as our daily routine including my work schedule and next years curriculum. Wether you’re a veteran homeschooler or just getting started, this is a great place to […]
This past weekend we increased our household size by 5. My sisters were out-of-town, so the nieces and the nephew spent a few days with us. I’m really enjoying being an auntie these days, specially because of the new babies. Since my youngest is already 9, it’s been a long time since we’ve had babies in the […]
It took about 11 years for me to understand that it was not about me. It took that long for me to see God’s will in my children’s lives, and after an entire year of prayer as a family we took a very serious financial risk in order to make homeschooling a possibility for our the six school aged kids.
This evening, as I brushed my teeth, my 10 year old daughter walked in the restroom and said she had something to ask me. As I continued to brush my teeth I mumbled “ask it”, but she wanted to wait until I was done, because it was “important”. A little intrigued I rushed through the […]