Can I Really Homeschool? The simple answer: yes, you can. It will look different for everyone, and it will seem simpler for some than others, but yes…you can.
When it gets to be this time of year, it's just too easy for things to get...well, bland. Routine. This is a great time of year for some winter fun! Winter Fun Notebooking and Activity Pages Winter doesn't have to be a time of routine and getting through it. It's also a time for fun!… Continue reading Winter Fun Notebooking Pages
Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays, and it has been since I was little. What's not to love about a holiday that's based on love, friends, and candy? *Affiliate links may be present on this page. Please see the disclosure for details. To celebrate, I've created an adorable activity pack for your PreK… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Fun!
Over the years, I’ve often been asked how we added in the “extras,” since our schedule was already pretty full. While adding extracurricular activities to that schedule might seem like overkill, it was actually really easy! It was easy because they weren’t “extras.” We’ve never really had “core” studies and “extra” activities. *Affiliate links may… Continue reading Adding in the Extras
Over the years, we’ve gone through a lot of different curriculums and planning systems. If it’s out there, we’ve probably tried it! It took us a while, but we finally figured out how to plan our eclectic/unschooling studies. And honestly, “plan” is probably a bit of a misnomer, but we’ll go with it. *Affiliate links… Continue reading Planning Out Our Unschooling Studies
This post is part of the 2018 Virtual Homeschooling Fair, which is hosted by Susan at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds. I encourage you to come check it out! You can find Week 2 in this series here! Even with all the resources available at our fingertips today, we still tend to lose focus in our… Continue reading Regaining Your Homeschool Focus
Around this time of year, things start to go back into place. Routines become normal again, schedules settle down, and…oh, yeah. I actually have to plan meals since we’re not out and about all the time! That tends to be the most difficult part of post-holiday “get back to normal” time, at least for me.… Continue reading Meal Planning Made Easy!
Every year, we start out with a wonderfully organized system of file folders, binders, whiteboards, and more. It goes well for about a month, perhaps, but then…well, the clutter sets in. Pretty soon, your dining room table is used for everything but dining and your 6th grader hasn’t seen his math book in at least… Continue reading 5 Ways to Cut the Clutter in Your Homeschool
Over the years, I’ve tried many (many!) different ways of planning and organizing my homeschool. Between raising a 2E child and teaching, I often found it difficult to keep our focus. Even though you may not deal with the same challenges, I have a feeling you know what I’m talking about! If you’re anything like me, you have a fairly sizeable stack of lesson planners that sort of work, but not really. You can tweak them, but it’s a pain – and after a while, you learn to go without. That’s why I’m really pretty excited about a new set of planners designed by a homeschool mom, for homeschool moms: The Focused Homeschool!
When I was young, I had a favorite Christmas Carol: Angels We Have Heard on High. I’m pretty sure I drove my parents and brother insane around Christmas time, as I would sing it nonstop. Of course, I sang it during other times of the year as well, just because I liked it. I’m sure… Continue reading Angels We Have Heard on High Unit Study
When you think about Christmas, the Philippines probably isn’t the first country that comes to mind. Many of us think about snowy days, cozy sweaters, and toasty warm treats. However, Filipinos celebrate Christmas in a pretty huge way! My family is involved in a ministry that has a branch in the Philippines, and my son… Continue reading Learning about Christmas in the Philippines!