As I peruse social media, the same questions keep popping up. What do I do when we’re far behind the lesson plan? How do I handle it when my child won’t follow it? I’ve had to deal with this many times over the years. At times, my response was a good one…other times, not so much. It finally occurred to… Read More
From time to time, I’ll hear a parent ask: How exactly do you teach a challenging learner – one who doesn’t seem to want to learn? Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to teach a wide variety of students. Some have been really easy to teach, while others…well, they’ve been more of a challenge. *Affiliate links may be present… Read More
Disclosure: I received a copy of this product and was compensated for my review. All opinions are my own and a positive review was not required. I’ve always enjoyed learning about different countries and cultures, and I love teaching about them. When an opportunity to review a study and coloring book about Mexico became available, I jumped at the chance!… Read More
You’ve been waiting, and it’s finally here! Music Lessons for Holidays & Special Days, an online course for elementary students. Launch pricing is 40% off from March 21-28! *Affiliate links may be present on this page. Please see the disclosure for details. Find 36 lessons to add fun to your homeschool or music classroom in the newest course from Gena… Read More
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! It’s a time for snowmen… Read More
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 be present on this… Read More
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 may be present on… Read More
Even with all the resources available at our fingertips today, we still tend to lose focus in our homeschools from time to time. Often, this is for completely valid reasons. We have a lot on our plates, and things aren’t always in our control! When you do lose focus, though, how do you bounce back? How do you regain that… Read More
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 a week. We figure we’ll… Read More
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!